Iceland in a Nutshell!
Snæfellsnes Peninsula has everything: Geothermal Bathing. Wildlife. Stunning Scenery. And the best thing is that it still unspoiled by the masses. It may just keep one of the Best Kept Secrets of Iceland! So SSSH do not tell anyone!
This perfect wilderness paradise has a very special place in our hearts… secret hot springs, colourful landscape, rugged lava fields, black beaches, volcanic craters, basalt columns, tiny fishing villages, and one of the most famous glaciers in Iceland: Snæfellsjokull.
It is simply one of the most magical and peaceful places we know!
We do small group day tours from Reykjavik all year – Winter, Summer, Autumn, and Spring.
Salmon Fishing & Eldborg
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. Snæfellsnes day tour Reykjavik small group
Is there Life on Mars?
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. This is an awesome place to see Iceland’s colourful contrasts and take great photos.
Bathe Like a Viking!
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. Warm and high on nature it’s time for lunch at one of the cosy local guest houses called Langaholt, where they are famous for their hearty, homemade cooking.
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.
Arnarstapi – Eagle’s Point
From there we continue to the idyllic Arnarstapi from where we will do a short hike to Arnarstapi harbour 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.
Djupalon black pebble beach
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 so powerful that you can’t help feeling small. Give yourself to listen to the roaring Atlantic Ocean washing over millions of black pebble stones – it is an incredible sound. Look down and find your lucky stone to bring home.
As the dusk falls upon us we slowly start heading back to Reykjavik after a day in one of the most tranquil and beautiful places in Iceland. Your camera will love this tour and you’ll be sure to catch some stunning pictures no matter the weather.
Dont take our work for it, here are few Tripadvisor comments.
“Our family of four id the full day Magical Snæfellsnes tour with Siggi – a long but fantastic day. We really felt like we got off the beaten track and experienced a beautiful part of Iceland.
From bathing in a geothermal pool in the middle of nowhere ( don’t miss this experience) to walking on a pristine black sand beach this tour had it all. Siggi was a great guide – incredibly knowledgeable and excellent company for a full day and never made us feel rushed or like we were on a strict time focused itinerary.
During the booking process Goeeco were a great company to deal with – responsive and prompt. Highly recommended.”
Vistited July 2017.
“We did two tours with Goecco – Ice Cave Express and Snaefellsnes. Both trips were very organized and our two local guides were amazing. The ice cave express was the only group tour which I found that does ice cave and glacier in one day.
The trip was long but our guide made it very enjoyable. The bus was very comfortable and we had enough stops on our way for food, rest, and fresh air.
The Snaefellsnes tour was even better because there were only 4 ppl in our group and I almost felt it was like a private tour.
Our guide, Asgeir, is very knowledgeable, considerate, and a pleasure to talk with. He drives well and has a good selection of Icelandic music.
Apparently, he is a part-time guide and the other half time he is a hot actor in Iceland.
I would recommend Goecco to anyone who do not want to drive but want to have a great experience in Iceland.”
Visited December 2016. Snæfellsnes day tour Reykjavik small group
“A truly authentic experience!” Snæfellsnes day tour Reykjavik small group 5 of 5 stars Snæfellsnes day tour Reykjavik small group
“My boyfriend and I booked 2 tours with Goecco: Snaeffellsnes and the 4 elements, and we could not have had a better experience! Our first tour with Hlynar was the Snaefellsnes peninsula day tour. It was a very long and rainy day (about 12 hours), but Hlynar made sure that we had the full experience!
Even in the rain, the peninsula is worth it. Our second stop (my favorite) was a tiny geothermal pool, where our group were the only ones around. This tour company clearly knows all the secret spots. Even though I like to chat (a lot!) Hlynar never got tired of answering my questions. I recommend this tour in any weather!
Our 2nd day out with Goecco we were supposed to take the 4 elements tour, but as we were the only people signed up they could have canceled it. Instead Halli (who looks like he has just stepped off a Viking ship) and his assistant Marcus offered us the opportunity to go search out new ice caves.
Seeing this as the opportunity that it was we of course jumped at the opportunity to explore! Halli and Marcus took us up into the highlands to explore the Landmannalauger trail, which can can only be hiked or accessed by a heavy duty jeep. We ended up finding a snow cave, and exploring the surrounding area.
It is hard to describe how it feels to enter a cave made of snow that no one else has ever entered… A hint of danger, but mostly awe and exhilaration! That was just one small bit of the whole day.
What brought the whole day together was the passion that Halli has for his country, and Marcus’s kind, easy going spirit.(seriously Goecco, permanently hire this kid!)
Our experience with Goecco was real, authentic Iceland! I would not hesitate to recommend this company!”
Visited August 2016.
“Goecco is more expensive than some tour groups, but well worth it. My daughter and I did the Snaefellsnes tour with Halli Hansen. He was an incredible guide, lots of fun and informative. We felt like we were out having fun in Iceland with friends! Skip all the Golden Circle Tours and do the Goecco tours. Wish we had done the 4 elements all year ice cave tour. Highly recommend Goecco and Halli!”
Visited July 2016. Snæfellsnes day tour Reykjavik small group