Iceland In a Nutshell on a Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour
Here we have wildlife, colorful landscape, rugged lava fields, volcanic craters, black beaches, and one of the most famous glaciers in Iceland.
You will see basalt columns, tiny fishing villages and stand face to face with a troll and the roaring sea on a black pebble beach. We will go through rugged lava fields and into ancient volcanic craters.
We will bathe like Vikings in a pristine geothermal hot pool.
Come to Snæfellsnes and get high on nature!
Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour
Magical Snæfellsnes peninsula
We start out from Reykjavik via the Hvalfjordur Tunnel towards Borganes. First stop is an amazing salmon river where the rich and famous come to flyfish.
From there we continue into Snæfellsnes volcanic area where you’ll see the most famous and photographed crater in Iceland: Eldborg. Next stop is “Mars” an ancient red coloured volcanic crater where you can see all the colours of the gasses capsuled in the volcanic rock.
Then it’s time to bathe like a Viking in perfect 38 C (100.4 F) warm water in a wilderness pool overlooking the mountains – a unique Icelandic experience. The pool has been known and used since the Viking Time – and the saga tells that it has healing powers…
Next stop is Budir an ancient trade hub used by the very first Icelanders. Here you will see one of the most photographed churches in Iceland. A tiny pitch-black church from 1703 surrounded by an ancient lava field a stone’s throw from the ocean.
From there we continue to the idyllic village of Hellnar from where we will do a short hike to Arnarstapi and enjoy the amazing view over the basalt columns and rock formations. Take a moment to admire the seagulls diving in and out of the sky. The hike takes us to the tiny harbour of Arnarstapi nestled under the rocks.
We then continue by the roots of Snæfellsjökull Volcano made famous by Jules Verne in his book Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Our next stop is one of the most magical places we know: Djupalon black pebble beach by the foot of Snæfelsnesjökul glacier. This beach is truly magical. Give yourself a moment to feel small and listen to the roaring, gigantic the Atlantic Ocean washing over millions of black pebble stones. Look down and find your lucky stone.
We continue the adventure around the peninsula passing small fishing villages and amazing scenery towards the stunning Kirkjufell mountain. Here we will make a stop to enjoy it and take photos and maybe say hi to some local horses before we head back to Reykjavik.
We continue around the peninsula towards the famous Mount Kirkjufell and improvise as we go. We can visit the museum of “Rotten Shark”, visit a local storyteller, drive through the legendary Berserkjahraun.
We’ll arrive back at Reykjavik in the early evening. Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour
Your camera will love this tour and you’ll be sure to catch some stunning pictures no matter the weather and season. This is Iceland in a nutshell. And it’s still unexplored by the masses – so come and see it before it’s too late!
This tour includes:
Transport & private guide.
“Experience the unparalleled beauty of Iceland”
5 of 5 stars
Our family visited Reykjavik for 2 weeks. We are a very active and challenging family of 12 ranging in age from 5-60 years old with a variety of interests and idiosyncrasies.
We booked day tours out of Reykjavik with several companies including 2 tours with Goecco (White Night Volcano Hike and Snæfellsnes & Geothermal Bathing Tour). Goecco itineraries achieved the nearly impossible – taking us to amazing spots while avoiding the crowds. It felt like we were seeing and enjoying these places more like locals than like tourists.
Our guides (Anna Frida, Kristina and Selma) and our drivers were all wonderful and made us feel that we were in very good hands. This helped us relax and have a great time. We never felt rushed. We are very grateful for their hospitality and kindness! Thanks!!!
mer_eab_emr, Mississauga, Canada
“Excellent Private Photo Tour”
5 of 5 stars
Where to begin planning your adventures in Iceland? Start Only With Excellence !!! Halli Hansen, with Goecco was absolutely dedicated and up to the challenge of showing a young professional photographer, my 15 year old son, parts of Iceland free of tour busses and bazillion tourist!
My son returned from his private photo tour beyond ecstatic and the photos minus tourist where breath taking. Halli even took photos of my son while on tour and emailed them to us!!!
Now how fantastic is that!!!!!!!
After coming down with pneumonia while travelling with my teenage son, I needed to find a company that I felt I could trust. Plus meet the very high standards of a professional photographer.
Fridrik from Goecco exceeded all expectation in providing, coordinating and pairing my son with Halli for a private photo tour. Looooove this company!!!!!!!! Looking for a non-touristy photo adventure?
Book your private excursion with GOECCO! If you are lucky you might just get Halli Hansen, in fact, you should ask for him directly to be your guide for a remarkable experience that all travellers to Iceland should have. Bravo Goecco! Bravo Halli!!
Denise C Haleiwa, Hawaii
- 2 People – 700 per person
- 4 People – 400 per person
- 6 People – 300 per person
Don’t take our word for it, here are few Tripadvisor comments on the Iceland tours.
“Iceland Wonderland Private Tour with Goecco”
5 of 5 stars
We are family of 4 (kids 12&10) who travel a lot and are always looking for new adventures off beaten path. This time we booked 3 days private tour with Goecco and we had just a dream vocation! Our driver guide Atli was the best guide we ever had. He met us at the airport at 6am (even though Goecco warned us that earliest pick up was 9am). His knowledge of the places he showed us, his constant attention to every detail, his concern about our safety- and about our fun- was truly one of a kind. This man is a walking encyclopedia- he told us so much about the history of Iceland, glaciers, volcanoes, even types of rocks we came across- and kids loved his stories about trolls and old heroes!
Atli went above and beyond taking us to more places than we ever dreamed to see- and doing his best to beat the crowds (successfully so!). In spite of busy Christmas vocation week he made us feel that we were alone in the beautiful wonderland of Iceland- we found ourselves in an icy cave with waterfall, listened to the glacier slowly moving in the dark of the night and hiked up the glacier where there was no one- just sun, wind and ice… truly unforgettable experience! Atli’s kindness and sense of humor made us feel that we knew him for a long time- and we are looking forward coming to Iceland again in summer and hopefully see our friend again.
Simon B., Ontario, Canada
“Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland”
We would give Goecco and our tour guide Atli 6 stars if we could for our fabulous private tour of South Iceland. Understanding that a private tour is not for everyone, we still think the value was incredible as we did so many things we never otherwise would have or could have without the flexibility of being on our own, combined with our guide Atli’s enthusiasm to show us every nook and cranny the South coast has to offer.
We saw all the popular tourist sites mentioned on Goecco’s website and then made countless stops in between and beyond that only an experienced guide would be able to show us. We modified the itinerary/order of activities on the fly based on the weather and even went to the same place twice if we could get better pictures. Goecco was extremely responsive and honest about cost and options all the way through the process and they were able to accommodate specific requests – like fitting in a glacier snowmobiling excursion on the last day.
Most important to the experience was our guide Atli, who went out of his way time and time again to share the beauty and culture of Iceland with us every step of the way. “No” was not in his vocabulary and even the little things he did made the biggest difference (from allowing us to use his phone as a mobile hotspot while on the road to making sure we had plenty of drinks and snacks for the longer drives). He shared all of the photos he took over our three days immediately after the tour and we look forward to staying in touch with him about Iceland and beyond. Our thanks again to Goecco and Atli for an amazing experience.
ETB8285, New York City, New York
“The only way tour in Iceland”
5 of 5 stars
To those of you reading this review. If you haven’t yet, flip for the private/semi-private tours. The personal attention and relaxing conditions are SSSSSOOOOO very much better than the monstrous public tours…. miss the huge crowds at the sites, the over crowded busses, and the lack of one on one….
Absolutely Awesome time.
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