West Iceland with Snæfellsnes - Small Group Adventure

4 days / 3 nights
Kirkjufells mountain and Kirkjufellfoss waterfall, Snæfellsnes peninsula
Hraunfossar waterfall with autumnal colors
Seals at Ytri Tunga beach, Snaefellsnes peninsula, Iceland
Kirkjufells mountain and Kirkjufellfoss waterfall, Snæfellsnes peninsula
Hraunfossar waterfall with autumnal colors

Explore top attractions in West Iceland and the Snæfellsnes peninsula on this 4–day guided adventure. Traveling with up to 19 fellow visitors, you’ll see tumbling waterfalls, visit powerful hot springs, and travel deep into an ancient lava cave.

Your trip starts in Iceland’s buzzing capital, Reykjavík, where you’ll get a chance to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and taste some local cuisine.

Then it’s time to discover the spectacular sights of the west coast. Be awed by dramatic coastlines and pristine black sand beaches. This slice of Iceland’s isn’t just beautiful, it’s also steeped in folklore and history. You’ll visit historic sites like Reykholt and Húsafell, where you’ll immerse yourself in Norse mythology and Viking tales.

Before returning to Reykjavík, you’ll venture to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. This region is home to the majestic Snæfellsjökull glacier-capped volcano, stunning coastal scenery, and cute wildlife.

This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Travel styleGuided small group
(up to 19 people)
Trip length4 days / 3 nights
VibeShort & sweet
SeasonAll year
TransportMini-bus
Starts fromReykjavík
Minimum age5 years
Tour codeGT13

On this tour you will...

  • Witness the mighty Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring

  • Discover the natural highlights of the Snæfellsnes peninsula

  • See plunging waterfallsblack sand beaches and snow-capped volcanoes

  • Explore the largest lava tunnel in Iceland

  • Spot playful seals lounging on the golden sand of Ytri-Tunga beach

  • Marvel at the pyramid-shaped Kirkjufell mountain

Top attractions

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

Water coming out of colorful rocks at Deildartunguhver hot spring

Deildartunguhver

The Hraunfossar waterfall in winter covered in ice

Hraunfossar and Barnafoss

Town of Borgarnes from above

Borgarnes

The Snæfellsjökull glacier at sunset

Snæfellsjökull Glacier & National Park

Gatklettur rock arch at Arnarstapi

Arnarstapi

The black sand of the Djúpalónssandur beach

Djúpalónssandur

A man standing below Kirkjufellsfoss

Kirkjufell

Why book a guided group trip with Iceland Tours?

  • Pick from wide range of departure dates

  • Expert local guidance in English

  • Small and big group options available

  • 24/7 emergency helpline in Iceland

  • Secure your booking with just a 5% deposit

  • Handpicked local accommodation options

Your 4-day guided group itinerary

Your 4-day guided group itinerary
Staying inReykjavík
Driving distance50 km (31 mi)

Transfer from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík (included).

After landing at Keflavík Airport, you’ll hop on a shared bus transfer to your hotel in Reykjavík.

Once you’re settled in, the lively Icelandic capital is yours to discover. Visit famous landmarks like the Hallgrímskirkja church and the Harpa Concert Hall, or stroll down the bustling Laugavegur street and pop into trendy cafés and shops.

If you arrive early, you could add a relaxing visit to Sky Lagoon, a dreamy oceanside geothermal retreat in the Reykjavík area (optional, not included).

Highlights

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

Extra activities

Riders on FlyOver Iceland above a virtual waterfallExtra

FlyOver Iceland

The Sky Lagoon at sunsetExtra

Sky Lagoon Pure Pass

Staying inBorgarnes area
Driving distance200 km (124 mi)

Please be ready for pickup from your hotel by 8:30 a.m.

Your west coast adventure begins with a scenic drive from Reykjavík to the Borgarfjörður region, passing by the majestic Mount Esja. Borgarfjörður is believed to have been the backdrop for many Icelandic sagas.

Your first stop in West Iceland is Bifröst, where you’ll find the enchanting Glanni waterfall and 3 volcanic craters. Further along, witness the geothermal power of Deildartunguhver, a hot spring pumping over 180 liters of boiling water per second.

The next 2 stops on your itinerary are the historic site of Reykholt and the sapphire-blue Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. These are some of the most breathtaking falls in Iceland.

Then, learn about Viking history at Húsafell, before ending the day with a guided expedition into the Víðgemlir Cave, the country's largest lava tunnel. Get ready to witness ancient stalactites, stalagmites, and captivating ice formations.

Staying inReykjavík
Driving distance400 km (249 mi)

Often described as ‘Iceland in Miniature’, the Snæfellsnes peninsula showcases many of the country’s iconic natural attractions, including glaciers and volcanoes. Today is all about discovering the wonders of this region.

The first sight that comes into view as you make your way through the peninsula is Snæfellsjökull, a glacier-topped volcano standing nearly 1500 meters (4921 feet) tall. Then you’ll stop at the golden sand beach of Ytri-Tunga, where seal colonies lie on the shores in the summertime.

Next, visit the iconic black church of Búðakirkja before heading to the fishing village of Arnarstapi. Take a stroll along the sea cliffs and see basalt columns and stone arches, including the famous Gatklettur.

Further onwards you’ll find the towering Lóndrangar cliffs, a summer home for puffins and other seabirds. Then, walk along the striking black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur, flanked by ancient lava fields, before heading to your last stop.

A tour of Snæfellsnes wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Your guide will show you the best places to grab the perfect shot!

Driving distance50 km (31 mi)

Shared airport transfer to Keflavík International Airport for your return flight (included).

Today, your Iceland adventure comes to an end. When it's time to catch your flight home, a shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Keflavík Airport.

If your flight isn't until later in the day, why not treat yourself? You can upgrade your airport journey to include a stop at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa (optional, not included). Soak in the warm, milky-blue waters and end your trip Icelandic style.

What’s included?

Comfort accommodation every night

Continental breakfast every day

Airport transfer

Local transport with guidance in English

Free on-board wi-fi

Admission to Víðgelmir Lava Cave

24/7 emergency helpline when you’re in Iceland

VAT, taxes & service fees

Flights to Iceland

Food & drink, unless otherwise stated

Attraction entrance fees, unless otherwise stated

Personal travel insurance

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FAQs about our guided group trips

On this type of tour, you’ll travel around Iceland by bus with the same driver-guide for the length of your trip. Guided group tours are a great way to make like-minded friends, as you’ll spend time with the same travelers for your whole vacation.

You’ll get to stay in accommodation around the country, and some tours include a few evening meals too. After a day’s exploring, you’ll go back to your private room and meet your guide and group the next morning to continue your trip.

All of our guided group tours start and finish in Reykjavík.

There are 2 group sizes available:

  • Small group: Up to 16 people
  • Big group: Up to 36 people

Small groups offer a more intimate travel experience, whereas big groups are more wallet-friendly.

You’ll likely be with people from a whole mix of backgrounds, from different countries and of different ages. Your guide will entertain you with fun facts and jokes as you journey around Iceland. It’s almost guaranteed you’ll be laughing along with your group!

There will most probably be a mix of solo travelers, couples, and small groups of friends and family.

The luggage restrictions on guided group tours 3 days and longer are as follows:

  • 1 suitcase or large bag per person for clothes and overnight items
  • 1 day bag for essential items, like a camera, extra clothes, and valuables

The luggage restrictions on guided group tours up to 3 days are as follows:

  • 1 small carry-on luggage, bag size: 50 x 30 x 60 cm (19.9 x 11.8 x 23.6 inches)
  • If you have large luggage with you, please check with your accommodation if they offer luggage storage while on this tour. If that is not a possibility, you can pay an extra fee per luggage (2000 ISK) with 72 hours notice.

Each day your luggage will be loaded onto the bus. In the evening, you’ll take all your bags with you to your room.

Our guided group tours have fixed start dates and itineraries. While it’s not possible to customize the actual tour, you can tailor your trip with extra days and activities before or afterwards.

For example, you could add a couple more days in Reykjavík at the end of your trip. Fill these with day tours or exciting activities like ice caving and snowmobiling.

Adults

Ages 12+

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Children

Ages 2-11

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