2 Day Snaefellsnes Peninsula | Lava Cave, Waterfalls & More

Join this journey to explore the amazing nature of the West of Iceland. Visit the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with its spectacular beauty and great views and explore the historic area of Borgarfjordur with magic waterfalls and hot springs.
Available: Nov - May
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 days
Minimum Age: 5 years
Pick Up: Pick-up included from Reykjavik
Price From: ISK 44.900
Reviews: 6 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ Snaefellsjokull National Park
✅ Hraunfossar & Barnafossar waterfalls
✅ Krauma natural geothermal baths & spa
✅ Deildatunguhver hot spring area
✅ Vidgelmir Lava Cave
✅ Snaefellsnes
✅ Stykkisholmur
✅ Hellnar
✅ Arnarstapi fishing village
✅ Kirkjufell Mountain
✅ Dritvikurgrunn
✅ Londrangar
✅ Djupalonssandur sandy beach
✅ Svöðufoss
✅ Saxhóll
✅ Gerðuberg
✅ Professional tour guide in English in a minibus
✅ Accommodation in a double or a twin room with private bathroom

Tour Details

Availability: November – May
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Difficulty: Easy
Minimum age: 5 years.
Guided language: English
Pick-up: Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
Included: Accommodation in a double/twin room with shared bathroom (can be upgraded to private bathroom), breakfast, admission fee to Krauma spa, a professional tour guide in English in a minibus, pick up and drop off within Reykjavik & free Wi-Fi on the bus
Not included: Lunch and Dinner – we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour
What to bring: Warm, wind & waterproof clothes, good hiking shoes are recommended and a camera.
Return time: This tour typically returns to Reykjavik on Day 2 around 6:30 pm

  • If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement of 7.500 ISK is mandatory.
  • Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks is possible.
    Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise, you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík.
    Here is a link to their website where you can find all details. http://www.luggagelockers.is/
    We can also offer you to store your luggage for free at NiceTravel office, located in Fiskislóð 45, Space M.
    To avoid any delays on departure luggage must be in storage before pick up time.

 

Tour Description

Join this journey to explore the amazing nature of the West of Iceland.  Visit the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with its spectacular beauty and great views and explore the historic area of Borgarfjordur with magic waterfalls and hot springs. One of the many highlights of the tour is a caving expedition in the Vidgelmir Lava Cave as well as bathing in the Krauma Geothermal SPA.

Less than 3 hours from Reykjavik, this area combines all the wonders of Iceland in one place: the sea crashing upon the sandy shores, jagged lava fields, waterfalls, imposing cliffs for hiking and photography, and small fishing villages for those who are curious about the culture Iceland.

After being picked up in Reykjavik, your tour starts by driving on the scenic route 1 road to the friendly town of Borgarnes.   From there the course is set to the Snæfellsnes where you will enjoy watching seals play on the beach and take in some amazing sights at the many beautiful creations of nature in the area, including Arnarstapi, Hellnar, Djúpalónssandur, Lóndrangar, Svöðufoss, and Saxhóll. The Snæfellsnesjökull glacier looms mysterious and magical as your tour continues around the peninsula. You will also have a chance to admire the beautiful and photogenic mountain of Kirkjufell.

After this visual feast, your day ends at the accommodation in the Western Iceland. The Northern Lights are known to play their amazing symphony of lights in this area if the conditions are favorable.

On the second day, your journey continues in the Borgarfjodur area where you will visit Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls.  One of the many highlights of the tour is a caving expedition in the Vidgelmir Lava Cave with admission fee included.

Before heading back to the bright lights of Reykjavik you will stop at the Deildartunguhver hot spring.   Last but not least on the agenda for you is a visit to Krauma, the new natural geothermal baths & spa next to Deildartunguhver with admission fee included.  There you can enjoy great facilities including five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, and two saunas. A perfect way to end a great tour.

If you want to enjoy the Icelandic nature to the fullest and to witness the untouched beauty of the West of Iceland, then you should book this tour now as availability is very limited.

Please note: it is only possible to bring small carry on luggage such as backpacks for the tour. See further details under Quick facts.

Day 1 – Magic of snæfellsjökull national park

The day begins with a drive along the west coast through the town of Borgarnes all the way to the beach in Ytri Tunga which is a well-known seal colony. The seals are friendly and curious and will climb up on the rocks near the sandy beach.

The next stop is the fishing hamlet Arnarstapi and then Hellnar where you will have time to walk along the cliffs for half an hour; the view to the sea from this hike is breathtaking.
In Djúpalónssandur you will discover incredible rock formations. The beaches are covered with small black stones which are unique. You will hike to one of the most impressive formations called Lóndrangar, which are a pair of rock pinnacles made of basalt approximately 70 m high.

At the end of the first day, you will give a visit to the majestic Kirkjufell mountain, which is one of the most popular photo stops in Iceland. If you have not used your camera before on the tour then this one is a must! After this visual feast, your day ends at the accommodation in Western Iceland. The Northern Lights are known to play their amazing symphony of lights in this area if the conditions are favorable.

Day 2 – Lava Caving, culture, waterfalls, hot springs & krauma spa

After a refreshing rest and having breakfast at the hotel, you day starts with a visit to the historic Borgarfjordur area where you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 m (almost 300 ft!) across the Hallmundarhraun lava field, which flow from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá River from ledges created by less porous rock in the lava.

Literally a stone’s throw upstream from Hraunfossar, you will visit another waterfall called Barnafoss. Its name, “the waterfall of the children,” comes from an accident which is said to have taken place here in a previous century. There was a natural stone bridge over the waterfall, and two children from a nearby farm fell to their deaths crossing the river on the bridge. Afterwards, the grief-stricken mother had the bridge destroyed.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to a colorful Viðgelmir Lava Cave. Just shy of 1600 meters the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. During this 1,5 hour long expedition you will have a change to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realize how powerful eruptions of volcano can be.

Finally, take in the sights at Deildartunguhver, the highest-flow hot spring in Europe, providing 180 liters pr second of 100@C hot water!   Thread the path carefully while watching and hearing the powerful energy of the hot spring at work.  To put the icing on the cake, your last stop today will be at the Krauma natural geothermal baths & Spa, located next to Deildartunguhver.   This brand new beautiful Spa offers five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, two steam baths and more, all in a very natural environment.

After this adventure exploring the West of Iceland for two unforgettable days, you set off back to Reykjavik arriving there in time to enjoy the rest of your night while reflecting on the beauty of the Icelandic nature.

6 reviews

  1. The two days in the snaefellsnes Peninsula have been an unique experience to me. I’ve seen magical landscapes, waterfalls and beaches, had an awesome stay at the Hotel and ate great (smoked mutton) and not-so-great (shark) food! David is a guide who shares his passion for this country and it’s spectacular scenery whiat made me admire all these beautiful things even more. Thanks for this awesome trip, it’s been breathtaking (and not just because it was freezing cold).
    Lara

  2. Perfect Trip!

    The 2 Day Snaefellsnes Tour with David was fantastic! I spent 2 wonderful days in this peninsula, each place was so peaceful and beautiful. Even the whale watching was cancelled, David brought us to different “secret place” to share us his passion for this wonderful country! Thank you so much for this Icelandic experience and for the unique birthday song! I recommend this trip with the enthusiastic David.

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