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Snæfellsnes luxury private tour

Snæfellsnes luxury private tour

Jules Verne wrote about the Snaefellsnes Glacier. We take you to this extraordinary peninsula which has often been referred to as little Iceland.

Snæfellsnes luxury private tour takes you around the Snæfellsjökull National Park which was established in 2001.  It stands at the foot of a volcano and glacier and it’s the only national park that reaches from shore to the mountaintop.  The glacier is world famous from Jules Verne’s book Journey to the Center of the Earth.  The glacier is also an active volcano and is 1.446 m high.  Many people believe in its mysterious powers and are certain that the glacier is indeed the secret base for hidden alien life on earth. What about you? The view from the top is unbelievable and breathtaking.  Come with us on a journey to the center of the earth.

The world famous author, Jules Verne(8.2.1828-24.3.1905) wrote his masterpiece novel in 1864. The story begins in May 1863, in Germany. Professor Lidenbrock has bought an original runic manuscript of Heimskringla, written by Snorri Sturluson(1179-1241) one of our greatest authors. When looking through the manuscript, he finds a coded message. The message, after being decoded reveals a passage to the center of the earth through the Snæfellsnes Glacier in Iceland.

Snæfellsnes peninsula luxury private tour

The tour:

We start early from Reykjavik and drive towards Borgarnes. We go through the town of Borgarnes and drive to Ytri-tunga, a seal colony on the beach, where we make a short stop and try to get close to the beautiful seals.

The church at Budir is phenomenal in its beauty. The church was built in 1848. In the church there is a bell from 1672 and an altarpiece from 1750. We make a short stop and take a good look at this beautiful church.

Snæfellsnes peninsula luxury private tour

Rauðfeldsgjá is a ravine with a beautiful waterfall. Bárður Snæfellsás, who was part troll had a daughter named Helga. She was once playing with her two uncles and somehow got on an iceberg that drifted from shore and vanished. Bárður became so furious that he took the two boys and threw them off the top of the mountain, into the ravine. Since then the ravine has been called Rauðfeldsgjá, after one of the boys but his name was Rauðfeldur.

There is a bit of a hike up to the ravine but it is worth it if you are able but this is only done during summer.

Was Bárður Snæfellsás really a Troll?

From Rauðfeldsgjá we head to Arnarstapi fishing village where we will make a stop and walk along the sea cliffs that are filled with birds.  From Arnarstapi we head over to Hellnar. Next up are Lóndrangar – a beautiful 75 meter high basalt rock on the beach. Next stop is Djúpalónssandur, a beautiful black sand beach. The beach was used by fishermen of the past when rowing out to fish.

Snæfellsnes peninsula luxury private tour

The mountain of Kirkjufell(463m) is the most popular place of Snæfellsnes. It is a beautiful mountain and one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. The waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss, is also very beautiful.

We will stop there and walk around. Stykkishólmur is such a beautiful fishing village. That will be our last stop. The movie, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, was in large part shot in this town.

Does Iceland really have crazy weather?

Please keep in mind that the tour changes during the winter months, from October until April. It is impossible due to daylight conditions to operate the tour with as many stops as during summer. We do try our best though.

During winter, we recommend that you do this tour as a two day tour, which is brilliant because that gives you the option of hunting for the northern lights.

Spending an extra day during summer is also a great idea. Contact us for further information.

You can also check out our FAQ page if you have any questions and if you do not find what you are looking for there, please CONTACT us.

If you need more information about the Snæfellsnes national park you can find it HERE or ask us.

Snæfellsnes luxury private tour is hopefully a tour that you will enjoy and never forget.

  • Borgarnes
  • Ytri-tunga
  • Búðir
  • Rauðfeldsgjá
  • Arnarstapi
  • Hellnar
  • Lóndrangar
  • Djúpalónssandur
  • Saxhóll
  • Ólafsvík
  • Rif
  • Grundarfjörður
  • Kirkjufell
  • Kirkjufellsfoss
  • Stykkishólmur


Tour start - depart Reykjavik

Time : 7:30 am

drive for 1 hour

Arrive at Borgarnes

Time : 8:30 am

stop for 15 minutes

Arrive at Ytri tunga

Time : 9:45 am

stop for 30 minutes

Arrive at Búðir

Time : 10:15 am

stop for 20 minutes

Arrive at Rauðfeldsgjá

Time : 10:50 am

stop for 45 minutes

Arrive at Arnarstapi

Time : 11:40 am

stop for 1,5 hours - lunch

Arrive at Hellnar

Time : 1:10 pm

stop for 15 minutes

Arrive at Lóndrangar

Time : 1:35 pm

stop for 25 minutes

Arrive at Djúpalónssandur

Time : 2:10 pm

stop for 45 minutes

Arrive at Saxhóll crater

Time : 3:05 pm

stop for 45 minutes

Arrive at Kirkjufell

Time : 4:40 pm

stop for 45 minutes

Arrive at Stykkisholmur

Time : 5:25 pm

stop for 45 minutes

Arrive at Reykjavik

Time : 8:30 pm

end of tour

  • Pick up and drop off in the capital area.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Iceland Glacial Water


Important: The prices are quoted per vehicle, not per passenger.

  • Food, beverages & entrance fees, unless specified.
  • Vatnshellir lava cave excursion @ 3.750 ISK / 26 USD pr.adult
  • Glacier walk – up to 3 hours July-September @ 13.900 ISK / 95 USD pr.person
  • Midnight sun summit tour(mid-june to mid-july) Late departures – 5 hours total(2-3 hours hiking) @ 22.900 ISK / 157 USD pr.person
  • Whale watching 2-3,5 hours @10.400 ISK / 71 USD pr.adult
  • Puffin tour 1-1,5 hours (20.May to 15.th of Agust) @ 5.900 ISK / 40 USD pr.adult

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  • Pricing Name
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  • Pricing Name Snæfellsnes peninsula private tour
    1 - 7 Pax
    Available Seats: 7

    Adult ( 1 - 7 Pax ) $1,399 /Group

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    Trip Extras:

    Into the glacier – snowmobile & ice-tunnel combo

    Admission and snowmobile tour (yrs: 17+)

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