The Wonders of Snæfellsnes


The Snæfellsnes peninsula in the West of Iceland is almost like a miniature version of the whole country. In addition to its emblematic Snæfellsjökull glacier, you will find white and black sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, incredibly rich trout lakes and salmon rivers, lush valleys, and unique harbours in charming fishing villages.


The stunning landscapes of the peninsula have captured the imagination of people all over the world ever since Jules Verne wrote the famous science fiction novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” in which the amazing Snæfellsjökull glacier is where the journey begins. Snæfellsnes continues to inspire great works of art to this day, most recently when Ben Stiller filmed parts of his critically acclaimed blockbuster “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” here, notably in the charming village of Stykkishólmur, through which the tour will take you.





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Quick Facts

From accommodation in Reykjavík.

Pick up at 07:30.


Operation period: 
16 Sep – 14 May: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays 
15 May – 31 May & 1 Sep – 15 Sep: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays
1 Jun – 31 Aug: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays


Price 2016: 

18.900 ISK 

Children 0-11 years: Free

Children 12-15 years: 50% off

Bus fare and guidance in English. Lunch and refreshments not included.

11 hours


How to book

This tour can be booked upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to

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