Snæfellsnes Peninsula truly is a must-see magical phenomena! Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of the greatest and most beautiful places you can ever visit. It lies in the peaceful mid-western part of Iceland and it would take about a two hour car ride to reach this amazing phenomena from Reykjavik. To us, Snæfellsnes is the perfect place to visit. You can experience pretty much everything Iceland has to offer! Exploring sharp glaciers is an opportunity, check out our tall volcanoes, the vast lava fields. Iceland's famous black sand beaches can also be found here along with old and unique lava caves that are waiting to be explored! This is one of the best places to visit if you want to experience pure nature.
Snæfellsjökull and everything surrounding it are one of four existing National Parks in Iceland containing amazing hikes around the peninsula, the ideal fishing villages, wild life you might not be so used to, big and beautiful mountains with rich and magnificent history to it.
The biggest and most popular attraction in Snæfellsnes is the Snæfellsnesjökull, a mighty glacial volcano. This glacier stands tall on the shore being roughly 1450 m high. On clear days it can be seen all the way from Reykjavik, which we established was about two hours away! This volcano can be seen from at least 120 km away.
Arnarstapi, an old fishing village, was an important trading post back in the day. It used to have a bigger population than now. There is an old path that follows the coastline where you will come across an old house. This is where the fishermen used to stay.
This area, the seaside and the cliffs has been a natural reserve since 1979.
What we call a must-see magical phenomena, Snæfellsnes peninsula has a lot of fine gems but Mount Kirkjufell truly wins them all. In many people's opinion, this is the focal point of all of Snæfellsnes peninsula, we partly agree. It is immaculate and truly an ethereal mountain.
Kirkjufell is 463 m tall and is located near the town Grundarfjordur. From there the mountain is visible from all angles. This place is the perfect area to take an amazing photo. Maybe plan around being there when the sun is setting, it might make the perfect shot!
There are two simple ways to get to the magnificent Snæfellsnes. You can either rent an amazing car that you can thoroughly choose, see which car suits you best (we have a great variety). Or, you take an awesome guided tour that will take you to the highlights of the peninsula so you can get the experience of a life time!
There are two tours that I especially recommend. The first one simply being a day tour around the great peninsula with a guide that could most likely answer every question you might have. Your own personal Google! How great does that sound?
The other tour is exploring an 8000 year old cave, which was created by volcanic eruption from a nearby crater in Purkholar. The cave used to be closed a few years back due to protection reasons but now it is open if only you have a guide by your side. Whether you are into caves or not, exploring an old cave with hundreds of lava tubes is gonna be an amazing experience you will not be able to say no to! Be sure to book your tickets before everything is sold out.