Short Breaks and Getaways

The Wonders of Snæfellsnes

This winter adventure to Snæfellsnes is packed with famous attractions and stunning nature.

Tour code: IMG514

A Wonderful Winter Getaway in Iceland’s West Coast

This 2-day short break will take you around the magical Snæfellsnes peninsula. The area’s diverse and dramatic landscape will give you a taste of the amazing variety you can find all over Iceland. The most dominant feature in this region is the mighty Snæfellsjökull Volcano, topped by a glacier. On the northern side, you will find charming little fishing towns, like Grundarfjörður and Ólafsvík, as well as lava fields, beautiful black and golden beaches, and picturesque mountains, like the much photographed Kirkjufell. The end of the peninsula is home to a national park. There, you will visit the lava cave Vatnshellir and the pebble beach Djúpalónssandur, which is surrounded by gorgeous rock formations. The south side is packed with natural wonders. See the little beach in Hellnar and the breathtaking basalt columns and cliff formations. Marvel at the beautiful natural harbor at Arnarstapi and don’t forget to visit the old little black church at the hamlet of Búðir. On the way back to Reykjavík, we take a detour into the valley of Borgarfjörður. There, you will view the spectacular waterfalls Hraunfossar and the hot spring Deildartunguhver.

This tour fits with our Ice Cave and Northern Lights tour to south Iceland ,so you can create a 4 day itinerary by booking both tours.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty - Moderate




    Accessible to all people in good health. Some tours involve walking for total of 1-4 hrs, sometimes on uneven terrain. These tours are most often with out carrying any or very little weight.

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    Sept - May

  • Group 319


    2 days

  • Group 110



  • Group 550

    Group Size

    Up to 16 participants

  • Group 65



  • 10

    Minimum age

    10 yrs

  • Group 244



Customer Reviews

“The Guides were very good, very knowledgeable and very friendly…”
Chithalka, Sri Lanka2018-03-01

Tour Highlights

The Iconic Mt Kirkjufell

Djúpalónssandur Beach

Views of Sæfellsjökull Glacier

Borgarfjörður Waterfalls


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Accommodation at a hotel in double/twin rooms with breakfast
  • Transportation in 4x4 minibus
  • Visit to Vatnshellir cave

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Extras

  • Single room (single travelers and groups with odd numbers must choose the singe supplement option during the booking process)
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour

Practical Information