Day trip

Reykjavik: Small-Group Snæfellsnes Day Trip

4.7 / 5

90 reviews

Activity provider: Nicetravel

Reykjavik: Small-Group Snæfellsnes Day Trip

Activity provider: Nicetravel
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See “Iceland in Miniature” on a small group day trip to Snæfellsnes National Park. Visit the charming farm and beach of Ytri-Tunga, marvel at the black basalt columns of Lóndranga and more.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up is available from your hotel or a bus stop in Reykjavik and will take place between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Iceland in miniature on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Test your strength at the "lifting stones" of Djúpalónssandur
  • See the seal colony and charming farm of Ytri-Tunga
Full description

Spend the day in Snæfellsnes National Park, often described as “Iceland in Miniature” for its diverse scenery. Travel in a group of no more than 19 people for your comfort and maximum personal attention.

Depart Reykjavik and get your first view of Snæfellsjökull volcano on the way to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Marvel at the highest peak in the area, often visible from the capital on clear days. Continue to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga, where the nearby beach is home to a popular seal colony.

Look at their cute faces as they sunbathe and play in the surf. Discover the coastal areas and natural harbor of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, where beautiful rock formations, spotted with green-and-yellow moss, dot the coastline. Take a stroll along the cliffs to get some refreshing sea air. Next, look at the 2 black basalt columns of Lóndrangar, so tall that they can be seen from the road. Go to the black beach of Djúpalónssandur, where the air is filled with the sound of birds circling the cliffs and the ocean waves hitting the sand. Move on to the curious smooth stones of Djúpalónssandur. Known as “lifting stones,” they were used to measure the strength of fishermen who worked and lived along the coast. 

The largest, called "Fullsterkur" (“Full-Strength”) weighs 154 kilograms (340 pounds) and you should lift it with your knees so that you don’t hurt your back.

The second is known as "Hálfsterkur" (“Half-Strength”) and weighs 100 kilograms (220 pounds), while the third, called "Hálfdrættingur" (“Weakling”), weighs 54 kilograms (119 pounds).

If you could only lift the 23-kilogram (50-pound) stone called "Amlóði" ("Useless”), then you were considered the shame of your village. Test your strength! End this fascinating day trip with a visit to Kirkjufell Mountain. See the mountain rise from the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers. This is one of the most popular photography spots in Iceland, so be sure to get a picture for your own collection.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from Reykjavik area (due to local regulations pick up might be either from hotel or nearest meeting point. Email confirmation will be received within 24 hours after submitting a booking)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Meals

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4.7 /5

based on 90 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
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The Snæfellsnes’ landscapes are really wild and gorgeous! It’s a must see! The lot of stops allows us to see all the landscapes: mountains, glaciers, cliffs and ocean. It’s also possible to see some typical animals: birds and seals! Our guide was very nice and tell us lots of stories about Iceland’s history and geology. This makes the road time felt shorter!

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August 8, 2022

Absolutley fantastic, memorable experience. Ingó our tour guide was amazing- he was so friendly and welcoming and was a wealth of information about the sights and their connection to the Icelandic landscape. His true appreciation for nature made the experience that much more special, especially in the small group setting. Between the waterfalls, mountains, pristine blue waters, and black sand beaches (and a surprise visit by an arctic fox!), we definitely saw some of the best of Iceland that day. Highly recommend!

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December 11, 2021

It was a nice tour. Only the drive is quite far. If you are on holiday in Iceland, it is actually more worthwhile to do a round trip than various day trips, because the drive takes a lot of time. One stops at some nice photo stops that would actually make for some nice walks. But the national park is worth the trip.

December 10, 2021

Product ID: 74158