Snæfellsnes Peninsula from Grundarfjörður (Private tour)
This day trip is designed especially for Cruise ship passengers docking in Grundarfjörður.
You will experience the vast landscapes, historical volcanic areas, beautiful waterfalls and
more in the spectacular Snæfellsnes Peninsula area, one of the most scenic places in Iceland.
Stops along the way:
- Stykkisholmur village
- Berserkjahraun Lava Fields
- Arnarstapi small village
- Djúpalónssandur Beach
- National Park of Snæfellsjökull Glacier
- Ólafsvík fishing village.
- Kirkjufell mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall
We try to start the tour 30 – 60 min after the ship arrives and drive to Berserkjahraun.
Depending on the time we will visit Stykkishólm fishing village. Stykkishólmur is a town and
municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes
peninsula. It is a center of services and commerce for the area. Most of the people make their
living from fishing and tourism. A ferry called Baldur goes over the Breiðafjörður fjord to the
Westfjords. It also is the gateway to Flatey. The origin of Stykkishólmur can be traced to its
natural harbor. The location became an important trading post early in Iceland's history: the
first trading post in Stykkishólmur is traced back to the mid-16th century, even before
Denmark implemented the Danish–Icelandic Trade Monopoly (1602 – 1787). From that time
trading has been at the heart of the settlement's history. In 1828 Árni Thorlacius built a large
house for his home and companies, the Norwegian house, which has been renovated and
accommodates the local museum.
From Stykkishólmur we got to Arnarsta. Arnarstapi is a small fishing village at the foot of Mt.
Stapafell between Hellnar village and Breiðavík. Today Arnarstapi is still a somewhat busy
harbor during the summer months serving private fishing and recreational vessels as well with
its maintained docks that were renewed in 2002. Being a popular destination of tourists in
summer, Arnarstapi is today a thriving centre for local tourism activities where there is a
variety of natural and culinary attractions as well and a cluster of second homes are located in
and around the village.
Lóndrangar are a pair of rock pinnacles in Iceland. They are volcanic plugs of basalt that have
been hewn out from softer surrounding rock by erosion.
Djúpalónssandur is a sandy beach and bay on foot of Snæfellsjökull in Iceland. It was once
home to sixty fishing boats and one of the most prolific fishing villages on the Snæfellsnes
peninsula but today the bay is uninhabited.
While we drive from Arnarstapi to Hellnar we are driving around the the Glacier
Snæfellsjökull which is 1.446 meter high but is very small glacier or around 11 km2
We will have short stop a Ólafsvík fishing village and then we drive to Kirkjufell and
Kirkufellsfoss one of the most photographed waterfalls in Iceland located near Grudarfjörður
at the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The river Kirkjfellsá runs from the volcano
Helgrindur and has three waterfalls in it, all called Kirkjufellsfoss
Kirkjufell is a mountain that rises high above Grundarfjörður, the town where the ships arrive.
The mountain Kirkjufell is 463 meter high and the mountain Kirkjufell has been listed as one
of the to 10 most beautiful mountains in the world.
Pickup from Grundarfjörður Port
English speaking driver/guide
- Comfortable minibus
- Drop off at Grundarfjörður Port
What's not included
What do I need to bring
- Warm waterproof clothes
- Good shoes
- Camera if possible
- Pick up is around 30-40 minutes after docking.
- After booking the tour you will receive an e-mail with further information.
- In case of unexpected situations such as cruise ship not being able to dock, refund is guaranteed.
- If you have any questions concerning your tour or you would like to go on a private tour don't hesitate to contact us.