ActivitiesWest icelandSnaefellsnes National Park | Minibus Tour
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Snaefellsnes National Park | Minibus Tour

Journey up close to the Snæfellsjökull glacier-volcano and visit spectacular places in the surrounding National Park

11 Hours
Very easy
What to expect
This Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour takes you on a fascinating journey, culminating right about the halfway point. There you can marvel at the mighty 1.450 meter Snaefellsjokull  (Snæfellsjökull) volcano glacier while we visit the national park. Jules Verne made it famous in his novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.
The journey begins by taking the 6 km long underwater tunnel – crossing under Hvalfjörður, the Whale bay fjord. Afterward, we travel along the peninsula with the seaside on our left and incredible mountainous scenery on our right, including the stoic Gerðuberg basalt columns. This area became famous due to the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, from 2013.
Along the way, we drive through small towns and fishing villages, seeing the spectacular bird cliffs and fishing hamlet in Arnarstapi. On the northern side, we take you to the picturesque church-shaped mountain Kirkjufell, accompanied by a wonderful little waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss, on the other side of the road. Kirkjufell is famous Game of Thrones filming location. At Djúpalónssandur beach (not accessible in winter) we will allow those who feel up to it to try their strength with the Stones of Trial.
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What's included?
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated bus stops and hotels
  • Professional and local driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Small-group tour (tour operated exclusively on minibusses with a maximum of 19 passengers)
What's NOT included?
  • - Food and drinks (available for purchase during stops)
What you should bring
Outdoor clothes, preferably wind and waterproof, solid shoes. You can bring your own refreshments or purchase them on lunch and coffee stops during the trip.
Good to know
- All departures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate; 4 persons. Gateway to Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.
- Please be ready outside your pickup location by 8:30 am. You will be picked up between 8:30 am - 9:00 am. depending on the pickup list order and traffic. Please have your phone on and ready to receive a phone call during the pickup time if needed.
- Please make sure you board on a minibus with Gateway to Iceland and not with any other company.
- It is required by the Icelandic law to have Child Seats / Boosters. As some families already travel with their own, it is kindly asked of you to notify the tour by email/phone in case you would like the tour to provide you one for the tour.
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Reviews from other people
Eduard Fraile

I went on a day-tour to Jökulsárlón. Not only were the landscape and the attractions where we stopped just wonderful - our tour guide Ian did an excellent job. This tour is long, but a very good choice, absolutely recommendable!

Mari Yian

We did the Glacier Lagoon tour with Stefan as our guide. He was charming and very knowledgeable of the local attractions along the way and some folklore stories.
He even "arranged" for a lovely weather, both when we got to the Waterfall on a snowstorm and a lovely sunny afternoon when we reached the Lagoon and the Lava beach.
It's a whole-day trip but well worth it.
I highly recommend it for getting to see a bit more outside Reykjavik.

Erlend KS

Had a blast with the Hot Golden Tour, and felt we got all of Iceland in a nutshell! In addition to it the guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and mixed the historical and geographic facts with enough of quirky fun facts to keep it entertaining the whole trip!

Chris Payne

Wonderful Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour! Great communication and pick up. Our host Gunnar was very knowledgeable about everything Iceland and a real character! Really added so much to the day. An absolute gent! We had a superb time and the Secret Lagoon was the perfect note to end on! Thank you so much!

Rogue & Roman Visuals

We highly recommend Gateway to Iceland.
We have done a promotional video for them and the tours are amazing.
Very knowledgeable guides and very well organized.
5 stars!