Join this outing for a captivating tour of Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland. Sometimes called “Iceland in miniature,” due to its many different kinds of geology all in one place, you can’t miss this if you want to capture the true spirit and beauty of the island. This is also a small-group tour of at most 19 people, as we believe this creates a more enjoyable and personal experience for our guests.
You’ll be picked up at your accommodation and swept off to the west. First, you’ll view Snæfellsjökull volcano, wearing a magnificent crown of ice, the highest peak in this area of Iceland and is often visible on clear days from Reykjavik. It is this place that Jules Verne chose as the entrance to the earth’s core in Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.
Ytri-Tunga is a charming farm with a nearby beach that is a popular seal colony. Animal lovers will enjoy seeing their cute faces as they sunbathe and play in the surf.
Arnarstapi and Hellnar are located in a lovely coastal area with a natural harbor. Beautiful rock formations decorate the coastline, spotted with green-and-yellow moss, and you can stroll along the cliffs here to take in the refreshing sea air.
Look for Lóndrangar, two black basalt columns marking the coast, so tall they can be seen from the road! Djúpalónssandur is another gorgeous black beach, where the air is filled with the sounds of birds circling the cliffs and the ocean waves hitting the sand.
At Djúpalónssandur, you’ll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are “lifting stones,” used to measure the strength of fishermen who once worked and lived all along the coasts here.
The biggest one is called Fullsterkur (“Full-Strength”) and weighs 154 kg (340 lbs). Be sure to lift with your knees so you don’t hurt your back on this one! The second one is called Hálfsterkur (“Half-Strength”) and weighs 100 kg (220 lbs). The third one is called Hálfdrættingur (“Weakling”) and weighs 54 kg (119 lbs). Last, you were the shame of your village if you can only lift Amlóði (“Useless”), at 23 kg (50 lbs).
If a fisherman wanted to earn a spot on the fishing boat, he had to be able to lift the “Hálfdrættingur” stone – anything less, and they were not acceptable. Try your strength! Are you ready to join the boats?
At your last stop, Kirkjufell mountain rises out of the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers. This is one of the most popular photography spots in Iceland, so be sure to get a picture for your own collection!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the most stunning landscapes in western Iceland! Check the booking availability above by selecting your preferred travel date.
The maximum number of passengers on the tour are 19 which we believe creates a more personal and enjoyable experience for our guests.
Have one more day in Iceland? Consider two days 2 Days Snæfellsnes Peninsula Tour!
Available: All year
Duration: 11 hours
Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Bird watching
Minimum age: 5 years old
Highlights: Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes, Hellnar, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Londrangar, Djúpalónssandur
Tour starting time : 09:00
Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
Free Wi-Fi on bus
What to bring:
Good outdoor shoes are recommended
Good to know:
This tour takes up to 11 hours. Meals are not included, but there will be a stop for lunch and a coffee break in the afternoon.
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We loved the trip to Snaefellsnes with our guide Joseph. Pick up was easy and on time, and we really enjoyed the whole day. We had plenty of time at each stop and we felt safe on the road despite heavy snow and ice. I will update definitely recommend this tour and company. The scenery at some of the stops was totally breathtaking.
Our tour guide was Thor Simonarson and he did a great job of making this day perfect. He provided great stories especially since he is from this area. He also provided great insights and other Iceland recommendations. The weather started out rather awful with snow and wind, but by late morning it was much better. It was a huge expectation to have a great day but he met the challenge and went beyond to make our day quite amazing. He also has a great music mix for the van time. Thank you for an amazing day and an amazing guide. We will be back.
Had a great day tour to snaefellsnes on 1/26/2019, small group and wonderful tour guide, we get see everything as they promises and extra more.We missed the bus in the morning (make sure, you get to bus stop at meeting time, not tour time, which is about 30 min, earlier), after got hold of tour guide by phone, he sent a car come get us and meet him at somewhere, we’re so appreciated....:-)))The tour is great, we will go with Nice Travel again next time, and highly recommended this company.
The excursion has enchanted me although I would have liked to spend more time in each place. The guide, I do not remember his name (thor .....) great and very friendly, I would repeat with the any excursion. Thank you very much, Nice Travel.
Our guide David is really a professional guide and funny. We fully enjoy the tour and David do provide the information a lot and bring us to see a lot of points, he drive very safe and I feel comfortable during the trip. Stronger recommend this tour
Our guide David is professional energetic and funny. Recommend his 1 day tour strongly!
Our guide, Thröstur was so helpful and informative. Only 7 of us in his van to Snæfellsnes but it felt like he went out of his way to individualise it for each of us. We saw lava fields, waterfalls, mountains, horses and even a few trolls! Road to see the seals was blocked by snow so he took us to see a little church instead! SO SPECIAL!!! Couldn't recommend this tour highly enough. Our tour through Reykjavik Excursions was ruined due to its large size and inept staff. So stick with Nice Travel for a memorable time. THANKS Thröstur!
My mother and I took this tour after a week of exploring other parts of Iceland. This was a wonderful way to end our trip, especially due to our tour guide, Thor. His local knowledge of the peninsula made for a one of a kind experience and I feel like we got all of the fun history that you never get in a tour book or online. Thor is entertainingly informative and despite the hours on the road made for a truly enjoyable day. If you don't have a lot of time to explore the peninsula on your own, this is definitely a great alternative.
This was a brilliant tour. Our driver-guide Christian was really friendly, incredibly informative, funny and interesting. He was also really caring and helpful. The scenery was unbelievable and we stopped in some amazing places. The roads were really icy so he was very careful and I felt very safe with him behind the wheel. Thanks for an awesome day Christian!
What a great day we had! David the previous day had recommended us to do this tour as his friend Thor was taking the small group back to where he grew up and that he’d be able to tell us and show us more about this amazing place.
He didn’t disappoint!! The restaurant he took us for lunch was fantastic and the story behind it all.
So glad we took the tour and was also really good being a nice group of 16 (17 including Thor).
Great great day!
The tour was very great! The guide offer us to buy sandwich and see more that we should, what is nice! He always drive safety even if the wind make so much snow on the road.I had a good day witg David!
the guide was very nice and very passionate about the views and iceland. he showed us as many view points as possible, and drive safely. the weather was not very nice, but he made best of it.
I had chosen this tour as I had read Jules Verne's book "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". Skule was an awesome driver. He was also very friendly and genuinely cared that we all would have a nice day. He found a very good balance of making the most use of the very limited daylight hours while also giving us enough time at each stop to explore and to take pictures. He even managed to have the clouds removes from the SnaeffelsYokull for about half an hour 🙂 so we could actually enjoy this special site/sight and take photographs. It is a great tour and I had a wonderful day! Thank you, Skule (and I hope your name is spelled correctly)!
Thor was a superb tour guide and driver. As he grew up in Snæfellsnes his knowledge of the area was second to none. He was a humorous and informative guide and drove extremely safely in very adverse conditions. Highly recommended and it is so much nice to have a small bus tour (maximum 19 or so) rather than the big bus experience where you are herded around like cattle with 65 or so on a gigantic bus.
Having done the two day South Iceland tour right before this one, it was hard to compare the staggering beauty of the black sand beach (we stopped by one here, too) with the glacier lagoon & ice cave tour on the glacier. Kirkjufell was the highlight. The day we were out it was pouring rain & the wind was incredible. Getting drenched every time you got out of the van wasn't fun. I wish I did it before I did South Iceland, but I'm glad I got to see a different region, but it was a long day. Our guide was professional & informative.
Really nice tour guide, Mikel! All the journey he has been very helpful and friendly. Nice explanation on spots we have been to, and really good driver!
Tour guide is great and nice. i love it.
Though winter might not be the best time due to short daylight, definitely worth a visit to the beautiful peninsular. Good to look for seals with binoculars. Our guide was knowledgeable and had some good sense of Icelandic humor.
Had a great time! Our guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable about Iceland. He always gave facts while driving us to our destination. All the places we went to were beautiful. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone that wants to go.
Knowledgeable and friendly guide very pleasant trip
Had a great time on the tour! Our host David was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting facts and folklore tales throughout the journey. Stopped at many beautiful locations including Kirkjufell and my personal favourite Hellnar. The trip was rounded off with a visit to a seal colony, where we saw 4 of them swimming around. Would highly recommend!
Mini Van/Bus was so far the best compared to the other tour operators. It was new, clean and comfortable. Free WiFi ok bus too. Guide was great and knowledgeable. We had ample time at each stop for photos.. Was a careful driver and always made sure we buckled up and drove carefully in the snowy and wet roads.
Most knowledgeable guide I have ever seen! We asked him a bunch of questions regarding local culture, geology, literature and music. He answered fluently with vivid descriptions and great passion. He even sang a song for us! Plus, he reminded us of the Northern lights on our way back to Reykjavik, which was an enormous surprise for us!! The weather was furious yesterday, but he managed to drive smoothly. Overall, great guide, unforgettable trip. Highly recommend.
Very friendly guide who was very informative and guiding us through. One thing i would suggest to the tour operator would be to reduce the amount of time spent on lunch stop ~50 mins which is pretty high especially during December time when the daylight is just 4 hrs / day. Apart from that, was a well guided tour. Highly recommend.
Abbiamo fatto il tour della penisola di Snaefellsnes. Tour ottimamente organizzato, pulmino nuovo e confortevole, con Wi-Fi, autista bravo, guida preparata, tante soste per ammirare il più possibile, concluso con cena in ristorante per provare i piatti tipici.Tour lungo ma fatto senza fretta. Lo consiglio
I from Macau,tour guide is very nice,and the driving skills are very good,the car has wifi and charging.All of the Attractions the tour have introduced to us.They give enough time to take a photo,I think the car should be play more music and this is the nice experience.
We've had a very nice time in Snaefellsness peninsula taking a minibus tour with Nice Travel .Our guide Skolli (sorry if I misspell his name ) gave us lots of informations about the places we visited , and also told us a lot about Iceland , history ,geology , culture ,stories ...It was very nice to have a "local guy" as guide !Organisation was very good , and he was taking good care of all of us.Defenetly going with nice travel for our next tour !Thanks for a great day 🙂
The tour with nicetravel and our guide Nicole was awesome. We saw beautiful places during the ride and the stops. For every stop was enough time given to take a look around, make pictures and enjoy the magnificent view (min 20 mins up to 60 mins).The stories Nicole told us in perfect english during the ride were entertaining and gave us a lot of information about Iceland. So beside the country itself we learned much about the icelandic culture, the people and their lifes. There were also stories about specific locations we stopped. Nicole got a great taste in music so the ride was even better.At the end of the tour we went to a restaurant. I have to admit that this place wasn't good at all. I never met such rude staff in my whole life and the food was nearly inedible. So recommend changing the restaurant for dinner maybe in another city or so. Besides that I understand that no other restaurant was open and there was no real choice.After all the tour was worth the money and we would participate again with pleasure.
Hola la experiencia fue bonita, los sitios visitados eran muy bonitos. El guía Mika era súper profesional, atento y además bien conductor ya que había hielo en la carretera y conducía súper bien sintiéndonos seguros en todo momento. Recomendable 100%
This day tour was the best in my entire trip in Iceland. We Our guide (Mika) was very nice and professional. Though it was winter with short day time, the guide maximized the daylight time and took us a lot of places as much as possible also with paying great attention to take enough break for everyone . All spots were magnicifent and breathtaking. I also enjoyed time while driving a lot. The ban was very cozy and all views from the ban was very beutiful, and the guilde told us lots of interesting stories about Iceland. At the end of the tour, I soon found I left my phone in the ban and called the company for a help. Though it was late evening, the company contacted to the guide immediatly and he came back to my drop-off point to find my phone. I really appreciated and could not stop thanking to them. I would love to join another tour when I visit iceland again.
The tour was awesome! Our guide Thor was a friendly and charming local raised on the peninsula with some great personal stories (and an awesome moustache). We had a lovely trip, good weather and plenty of time to enjoy the sights. Thor was full of information about the places we visited and the way of life there. The volcanic landscape is picturesque and profoundly beautiful, and we saw a very photogenic seal sunning himself. Definitely worth a visit, stay longer if you can there's so much to see. A truly fun day and a great way to learn about the Icelandic lifestyle.
Excellent day tour with a great guide (Mikhail).This tour is certainly worth doing if you have a few days in Iceland. NICE travel was prompt and Mikhail was informative - giving lots of great anecdotes and information about the country as well as the sights. This was why we paid for a tour rather than just doing a self drive - the opportunity to get the "inside story" as it were and Mikhail was good at proactively giving information. There was sufficient time at each site for enjoying the view, taking pictures, loo breaks etc. Overall, I'd recommend this trip to anyone.Be warned though - when they say full day, they mean full day - I'm talking 8.30am pick up to 7.30pm-8pm drop off depending on where you are based. My tip is maybe not to book these trips back to back if you have the time to spare.Otherwise - brilliant tour with a brilliant company. Would use again.
Awesome day with Thor as our guide. He is funny and showed us the snaefelsness peninsula with great enthusiasm. Lots of time to see the beautifull sites and take photos. Do not miss out on this. Took my 3 day south coast also with these guys. And decided i will not book with anyone else again.
It’s great tour to the Snaefelsnes National Park. Our guide drive safely and introduce each spot detailed
We had the most wonderful day discovering the Snaefellsnes Peninsular NP. Skuli our guide was knowledgeable about the history of the area and we stopped at so many sights and had plenty of time to walk and take photos. Highly recommend this tour to see sights that are only found in this part of Iceland. It is truly spectacular.
This Day-Tour shows so many places! Its perfect to see a lot of iceland in just one day. Our tour-guide, David, was very competently and a very save driver. He explained a lot and made lots of extrastops.
We had a great Golden Circle tour with Nicetravel last winter and we were looking forward to our Snaefellsnes tour last Thursday but a number of factors contributed to this tour being less than ideal. For me, the major factor was our driver/guide "Roman." Though Roman speaks Icelandic and English, he has a thick Ukrainian accent, making him very hard to understand. Further, he did not seem to know how to speak into his microphone in a way that did not generate significant sound distortion. The combination of his thick accent and the distortion of his microphone made him very hard to listen to and understand. My wife and I were also bothered by his driving which seemed somewhat jerky and erratic. On our return to Reykjavik, Roman gave us one bathroom break then proceeded to drive for over two hours without another. Further, the weather for our tour was atrocious. I realize that you can't control the weather but, in your publicity for the tour, it may be advisable to encourage people to bring appropriate rain gear. We were lashed by the wind and pelted by icy needles of rain at every stop along the way. By the end of the tour, we were completely drenched. As for the scenery itself, it was breathtaking but would have been more fun to see if weather conditions had been better. We like the small group approach of Nicetravel and will probably take more tours with your company when we return to Iceland but this day trip was not that much fun.
Of all the tours we did in Iceland, this was the most enjoyable and personalized because of our tour guide Thor who grew up on Snaefellsnes. Snaefellsnes is truly a "mini Iceland" and a great way to see the various terrain from waterfalls to volcanoes to beaches to rock formations all in one day. The minibus with small group is a great option for this tour despite the long day. We traveled with our two kids (ages 10 and 12). Our guide Thor was obviously very knowledgeable of all the sights and made extra add-on stops. We stopped off for "group lunch" at his brothers restaurant off the ring road and treated with real hospitality. Of the tours we did including Jokurlson Glacier Lagoon w/ boat, Icelandic horse tour, Lava Tunnel, Whales/Puffin, Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon, this was truly our most enjoyable Icelandic tour! Would highly recommend this tour if you have time.
We had a just great tour to the Snaefelsnes National Park. Roman, our guide managed to do everything right and on time. He stopped at all designated places giving all kind of information about them. It was a real pleasure having him as a guide. It was a fun day!!!
Thor was a fantastic tour guide and pointed out many amazing sights. Would absolutely recommend this tour!
Wonderful tour. We saw SO MANY more sights than on any other tour we did in Iceland that definitely made it worth a little more money. I think we stopped at least 10-15 times on this tour at gorgeous look outs and sites. The Kirkujell mountain was an absolute highlight of mine. Our guide also knew of a waterfall where there was no path to get to so he led us on a quick 5-10 minute walk out in the countryside to it. Amazingly scenic views - cliffsides, oceans, mountains, seals, hiking up a volcano, waterfalls - and he took us to a little country restaurant that was delicious and not crowded at all. This tour really had it all. Also a plus point: MUCH less tourist traffic than routes such as Golden Circle and South Shore. Highly recommend!
I chose to do this tour on my birthday and I definitely did not regret it!! It was by far the best tour we did in Iceland (we also did golden circle, secret lagoon, glacier lagoon and northern lights). The seals colony was adorable and the black coast insanely cool. Even though the weather was crazy it was still super enjoyable and our guide was very sweet 🙂
Hi Bruna, thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to be part of your birthday celebrations!
We recently went on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour and loved it! The scenery is spectacular! There were times we didn't know which way to look because we were surrounded with such beauty. Our tour guide, Einar, was terrific. He was very interesting, informative and had a great sense of humor. He gave us plenty of time to take pictures, walked us to the best locations for pictures and made sure that there was still daylight when we reached our last stop which, of course, was beautiful and definitely a picture stop. We were very happy with Nice and we will definitely travel with them again when we return to Iceland.
We had a wonderful tour with our guide Andrea through Nice Travel. We had a snowy day so one of the roads we needed to drive was closed, but we took a different route with incredible views. Our guide was kind, polite, and informative and made sure everyone in the group had plenty of chances to get food when needed. Highly recommended!
We had a great time on this tour. Put your guide Arnar was incredible. He was patient and kind and very knowledgeable. He told us lots of great stories and shared some great history about the sites we saw. My mom and I had a northern lights tour to catch that evening and Arnar made sure that we got to where we needed to be on time. We saw some beautiful places and had plenty of time to enjoy the scenery at the stops. We weren’t rushed at all. I highly recommend this tour!
This tour was with Nice Travel, which should be renamed Awesome Travel.This day tour was excellent, we did several tours, which we all enjoyed, but this was the best by far.Thor our guide for the day was superb. Having been bought up in Snæfellsnes, he has traveled the world, but has now returned home to Iceland and now lives in Snæfellsnes.So he is very knowledgeable about the area, it’s people, history and what’s happening now.The area is beautiful and far from the crowds of The Golden Circle.Thor also took us to his brothers restaurant for a delicious lunch, over looking the ocean. Perfect.We went to many different locations, seeing seals, mountains, waterfalls, black beaches, they all had amazing scenery and we were told a little be of the history of each area.This tour was definitely the highlight of our holiday to Iceland .This was an amazing trip and one we will remember for a very long time.
I did 3 tours while in Iceland and this one was by far my favorite! If you can only do 1 tour make it this one!! You see everything from tundra and lava fields to volcanic craters and black sand beaches with beautiful rock formations (sea stacks). I would give one piece of advice if going in winter --- bring crampons or some other type of ice cleats. We encountered a significant amount of ice in the places we visited and having a pair would have made the day much more enjoyable.
This was the third tour we did in Iceland and the only one that wasn't a disappointment. The other companies wth did toes wth treated the experience like a production line; do this, go there, hurry up, monotone speal, and some things that were poor form like visiting one waterfall in the dark ("but you still got to see it").. Plus very poor communication when things didn't work out. Enough of me venting - this company was so different! They were so responsive with booking even though we were last minute. Our guide Ross was relaxed and friendly, with a good sense of humour and told us lots of insightful information. He also made sure we made the most of the limited daylight available. The scenery is beautiful, much less touristy area and we got to see a lot. Thank you!
I had a day tour 04 Jan 2018, we went this tour with Roman who is a guide for this tour for us today. Firstly I cannot tell how that was amazing in the letters. we went the basic course route but! we also went some extra spots and Roman managed time for the sightseeing like the daytime of winter Iceland is quite short so he managed the time to see all these courses directly in daytime so we could take some pictures so clearly and after we did that, Roman provided extra time for some extra spots that it is not included on this trip, he gave some time for seeing the big crater and could watch the amazing crater and can see the huge ocean and glacier volcano at the same moment on the top of crater. Then on the way back to the Reykjavik, we talked with Roman every spot where we from or why we come here then the common reason for the Iceland tour was seeing northern light, so he kept checking the night sky to let us know is there have any northen lights from Snæfellsnes area to Reykjavik, that means we had a tour with really good weather so he found the huge and clear northern light so we stopped somewhere on the road and he gave a time for taking picture or watching some lights there, we could watch the northern light through the eyes without camera, also we watch alot of stars in the sky, I did not believe the fantasy star picture of the stars flowing like a water. but after this seeing, I watched this fantastic stars and northern lights by my eyes in real, so I started to believe and cannot forget this tour forever. Also, he stopped one more time before arriving Reykjavik to take more pictures for the northern light, that was totally amazing and want to give 1milion stars to Roman. Thank you so much today Roman and you gave an unforgettable memory to me. 🙂
Excellent tour! Our guide Thor was fantastic and we really lucked out with the weather. Everywhere we visited was breathtaking. The bus was very comfortable, and heated, which was lovely for when we'd be returning from a cold visit. The bus also has USB ports to charge your phone, etc. Plenty of bathroom stops along the way.
I had an amazing time w/this tour. Thor was our tour guide, and hands down the best tour guide we had w/any of the tour companies we used. He was very knowledgable about the area, friendly and very engaging with the passengers, it gave a personable touch to everything. I will never forget how amazing the tour and Thor was.
Guide/Driver was very knowledgeable and humourous. The van was very new with usb plugs which you can charge ur handphone with. The tour can be quite long 11-12 hrs. So got to bear with it.
We had a wonderful day exploring Snaefellsnes with Michal as our driver/guide. The weather was not the most cooperative with intermittent rain and lots of low cloud cover, but when in Iceland, that is to be expected. At least it was not too cold or too windy! We were able to see almost everything in the limited amount of daylight that we had, and we loved all of our stops. There was a strange bit of trickery from the Elves who live in the area, but that only added to intrigue of the day. Fortunately, all turned out fine in the end. Thanks, Michal, for that last bit of help with the phone! We highly recommend this tour!
Our guide Thor made our excursion to this wonderful region both educational and fun. Because he was from the region, we were privy to anecdotes that spanned several generations and our lunch stop was his brother's restaurant. The ride was so comfortable and the scenery so gorgeous that getting there was half the fun. Highly recommended!
I would highly recommend Guide to Iceland to book your tours throughout Iceland. We booked this tour but we were unable to travel to the peninsula due to extremely high winds. Our guide, Roman from Nicetravel was very concerned with the safety of the passengers in the minibus so he quickly organized a different trip which turned out to be incredible! He had to make some last minute decisions and for our safety, we ended up staying together with another guide, Michel and his passengers who were on a similar tour. I was very impressed with Roman as he took safety as his number one priority as our 17 year old daughter was with us. The sights we saw and the experiences we had on the diverted tour were amazing! Roman and Michel led the way on our hikes and adventures and were very knowledgeable about Iceland. I highly recommend this company!
I had such an amazing experience on this tour. Due to weather conditions (high wind speeds) we could not go to Snæfellsnes, our tour guide Roman, along with another guide with the same company, Michael, took us to a different area instead. It was amazing regardless. I was very happy that they took priority on our safety, and drive very well on the ride home, regardless it being 25m/s wind speeds. Definitely recommend!
I wasn’t expecting much from this tour but it totally surprised me. The places we visited are all amazing. Of course, the weather played her part on it. We were lucky to have the sun shining. Our guide Jaka (Nice Travel)is also amazing and engaging. He has a good quality voice, you can hear him properly and his accent is clear. He is full of information, and stories that I learned some things about Iceland. He opened the door for every passenger, cared to remind us to fasten our seatbelts, and even at the end of the tour he was still enthusiastic. Why this mattered to me is because I have a comparison with anothe tour company that lacks this small but personal services. For me, we also were given enough time for each stops. I was glad it we weren’t just dropped off to a place and waited to come back. We had short walks around the area where our tour guide shared facts about the place. This was the most satisfying tour we had in terms of service.
This was a great tour. Excellent guide, stunning scenery and enough time to explore the different places where we stopped. Weather-wise we had everything from sunshine to a short blizzard, and many parts of the peninsula were a winter wonderland. Plus, you learn some things about Icelandic history and the formation of the landscape. I would highly recommend this tour to solo travelers or anyone else who would rather not drive themselves.
BEST tour! I was a single, female traveler going to Iceland for the first time, I was only in Reykjavik a few days so I only had time for one tour, I did a quick search to find which would be the best, I was not disappointed. This was definitely the best tour if you can only do one. The guides were great, the bus was small and the group was small. There were several other single travelers and we all joined together for pictures and lunch. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and as an added bonus they had the best music for our long car ride!! I've already recommended this to everyone I know!
Great tour with fantastic scenery -- the Snaefellsnes peninsula is extremely beautiful.
하루종일 폭풍우 ㅎㅎ 그래서 그랬는지 4명!! 로만 가이드아저씨는 친절하고 프로다웠습니다 날씨만 좋았다면 완벽했을텐데.. 3일 남부여행을 마치고 서부 1일 투어 결정한건데.. 날씨 좋을때 다시한번 가고싶네요 아기자기하고 이쁩니다
The Snaefellsnes tour is awesome in sun or cloud. The day started in sunshine but gradually high clouds moved in to make for interesting lighting for the return half of the tour. Guide Andre’s studies in environmental sciences made him expert at describing the volcanic landscape and its features. Walking behind a waterfall was an amazing experience on this trip.
Trip was wonderful, aided by a gorgeous sunny day. David, our guide, was most informative, and showed us some very special places. The driving time was long, but that was a fair trade-off for the spectacular scenery.
Very nice trip, and a great guide/driver that was local to the area and for that reason able to give information that probably noone else would. The only slightly negative thing about the tour is all the hours spent driving.
The West coast of Iceland is all about seals, gliding birds, mountains, waterfalls. black beaches and rough coastline displayed in a kaleidoscope of changing weather. Forgot your rain gear? They will rent you some. Our small group tucked into a modern, clean lunch room for warm soup. We were in good hands with our knowledgeable guide, Einer and our competent driver. What would it be like to come back and see this stunning area - a microcosm of Icelandic geography - in the winter?
Fabulous day with more beautiful sights than possible to see in one day . Antonio our guide was informative caring and funny. A long day but paced well and so worth the time . Loved it !!!
Our tour guide, Yaka, was extremely knowledgeable regarding the Snæfellsnes peninsula. He shared much about the history, culture, and geology of Iceland. If we rented a car and drove the peninsula ourselves, we would've missed out on learning about the area; thus, I highly recommend this tour!There were only 10 of us on the tour, which was a good size. The drive to the first stop (seal colony) is a bit of a drive, but we had a 20 minute break in Borgarnes. There are a few cute, local shops there, which I recommend stopping in during the break. Don't fall asleep on the bus because you'll miss the incredible scenery. The Snæfellsnes peninsula changes from mountains to beach to lava fields and back in a matter of minutes. This tour was my favorite part of the trip; it was unlike anything else we did in Iceland.
Wonderful!!! We went to Ytri Tunga where we saw lots of seals. After, we went to Arnarstapi with its beautiful rocks sculptured by the waves and the wind. Then, we went to Lóndragar for seeing the two high towers that resisted so many years the erosion. Next, we headed to Djúpalowssadur, the black lava beach, there we could see the iron pieces from the British trawler, The Epine GY7, which was wrecked east of Dritvík cove on the night of 13th March 1948. We also saw one of the two lagoons, as well as, the four stones that fishermen had to lift in order to try their strength, The biggest stone is called Fullsterkur - Strong and weights 154 kg and only the very strong can lift that one. The second one is called Hálfsterkur - Half-Strong and weighs 100 kg.The third one is called Hálfdrættingur - Half as good and weighs 54 kg, and the forth one is called Amlóði or Lightweight and weighs 23 kg. From their we headed to Kirkjufell and Kirjufellfoss, where we drunk water from the river.Our driver Valdi was excellent and our guide Jaka very good, he explained very well everything the geological factors, the legends... everything. We could realise that he loves his job.The tour operator was Nicetravel.M. Antonia Carreras (Catalonia)
Adoramos o passeio, as paisagens são espectaculares e apreciamos locais maravilhosos. ( Apesar do tempo... que melhorou ao longo do dia ....) o guia Tomasz foi muito prestável e simpático , transmitindo informações de uma forma apelativa. O tour com a Nice travel foi um dos melhores que fizemos, o fato do guia nos acompanhar sempre ao longo do percurso torna-o mais interessante ,pois a informação é transmitida no local. Obrigado!!We loved the tour, the scenery is spectacular and we enjoyed wonderful sites. (Despite the weather ... which improved throughout the day ....) the guide Tomasz was very helpfull and friendly, conveying information in an appealing way. The tour with Nice travel was one of the best we did, the fact that the guide always accompanies us along the route makes it more interesting because the information is transmitted on the spot. Thank you!!
Snaefellsnes is a must-see in your trip to Iceland! We had a small group of about 10 people which proved to be the perfect size. We also had a very personable tour guide, Antonio, who took us to so many great stops and even let us stop to pet horses and see more waterfalls than originally intended. Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone going to Iceland, it was definitely the best tour we had!
This is a stunning part of Iceland, and well worth seeing. Our guide (whose name I've unfortunately forgotten - apart from that it meant 'wolf'!) was great - very friendly and funny, and had plenty of interesting stories to tell. He and the driver were happy to spend extra time where we wanted. The small sizes of the groups are nice as well.Just make sure you rug up for the walks along the coast, even in Iceland's "warmer" months!
I really enjoyed the tour, mostly because of the beautiful landscape of Snaefellsnes, but also because of our guide, Jaka, who was amazing in explaining Icelandic history and culture! He was also very funny and he knows a lot of secret places to show us! I recommend this trip!
Best tour while in Iceland no doubt. Antonio was a great guide and made sure that we not only got to the spots on the tour but also that we had a great time. The driver was also very nice.
Thor was our tour guide and he was amazing, very knowledgeable and never felt rush if we wanted to spent extra time at certain places
Antonio was fun and did his best to make the tour as good as he could. Thanks for stopping at horses.
인원 11명의 소규모 투어였습니다. 인원이 적었던 만큼 가이드가 한명한명에게 세심히 신경을 써줍니다. 저는 총 7군데를 돌았구요, 메인 관광지 세곳에서는 넉넉잡아 한시간정도를 소요했던것 같습니다. 다른 관광지에서도 절대 시간이 모자르지 않아요. 마지막엔 유명 관광지가 아닌 숨겨진 명소같은 곳을 들리기도 했는데 저는 거기가 정말정말 좋았어요. 이부분은 약간 가이드의 재량인것 같기는 합니다. 관광지에 대한 설명 외에도 이동시 아이슬란드에 대한 전반적인 설명을 들을 수 있습니다. 덕분에 움직이는 동안 지루하지 않았습니다. 화장실도 중간중간 들릴 수 있구요. 저는 가이드가 예약한 레스토랑에서 점심을 해결했지만 본인이 가져온 도시락을 먹을수도 있습니다. 식당건물 내에서 도시락을 먹을 수 있는지는 잘 모르겠어요. 레스토랑 메뉴 가격이 2~4만원정도로 비싼편이라 많이 부담스러우시다면 음식을 챙겨오는것이 나을 것 같습니다. 생각보다 걷는 일이 많으니 방수가 되는 운동화나 워커를 챙겨가시면 좋아요. 서부의 웅장한 자연을 느낄 수 있었던 투어였습니다. 만족스러웠어요.
This tour was amazing. Tour Guide Lucia was perfect - knowledgeable, funny and intuitive - and our driver was exceptional.We took tours to the South Coast and the Golden Circle as well through different companies (because I'm pretty sure those two tours are required for all tourists), but this tour was more in-depth and provided so many experiences and a lot of varied landscape.History, geology, culture, natural wonders, an amazing lunch, time for wonder and contemplation, time to connect with nature, seals, goats, eiderdown, kelp and a lighthouse. And so much more.If you can only schedule one tour, this is the one to do.https://www.facebook.com/brett.england.5/media_set?set=a.10155207470180842.1073741939.563675841&type=1&l=afd17fe463https://www.facebook.com/brett.england.5/media_set?set=a.10155207666425842.1073741940.563675841&type=1&l=d6b12ff45b
This trip is absolutely gorgeous! The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable, and provided so much information.Unfortunately, the weather was awful so there was low visibility on the day we went. This can happen (it's Iceland after all) so our guide was nice enough to take us to a local shark museum where we learned all about the trade and preserving/fermenting shark. (And we got to try some!)
The guide David is really patient, helpful and humorous!!! Best travel experience ever!! We also took another tour by "Nicetravel" as well. All the service and the tour were amazing!!! And David led us to watch the Aurora late at night. He was also a very professional photographer!! 🙂
This was one of my favorite tours in Iceland. If you are only visiting Iceland for a short while I would highly recommended not letting this opportunity slip by. Our tour guide was amazing, very personable and funny, singing occasionally to us through the microphone. The volcanic rocky countryside, black pebble beaches, mountains jutting straight out of the ocean made for the most georgeous views of my trip thus so far.
This tour was my favorite of all the tours I was on this past week. Thor was a great guide as well as funny. Snæfellsnes peninsula is one of the most breathtaking places I have ever seen. The black pebble beach was amazing. I did not at any moment feel rushed at any one location we visited. I also appreciated the smaller size of the tour group (15 people), so it felt more personal. I enjoyed the vegetable soup at the Langholt Restaurant. Great tour all around!!
Great day - striking scenary, nesting kittiwakes, oyster catchers, seals, close encounter with iceland horses, super lunch (delicious fish soup) at Langaholt Restuarant, Thor was a great guide. Very glad I went on this tour!!
Had such an amazing day seeing the peninsula. There was only 4 of us on the tour so it made it a lot more personable. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly an showed a real love and passion for Iceland. The whole journey was breath taking as we were driving and at all of the stops. There was plenty of time at all of the sights and he also added in a lot of extra stops along the way including a cool secret waterfall. The wind was 100km an hour and I felt perfectly safe with the guide driving. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.
I took this tour end of March, the weather was not too cold but super windy. The experience is so unique and view were astonishing. Our guide David is a super gentle, knowledge and humorous guy. He made our trip very smooth and impressive. I definitely recommend everyone take this tour.Only thing keep in mind, the wind could blow you away!!!
The guide is super friendly and considerate. Time management is great as we got fair enough time to stay at each point. All the scenic spots in western coasts are great! And there are comparatively less tourists here and thus the atmosphere is so enjoyable.
I attended the tour on Thursday March 23. I am very pleased with the service provided. The guides Michal (driver) and Jaka (guide) arrived on time. The vehicle was comfortable and clean. The time we spent on the stops was adequate and the guides were in formative. They answered any questions we had about Iceland and Icelandic culture. It was a fun day even with the adverse weather. I am glad I could attend the day tour.
This is a great tour. Great company and guide. We had David as our guide. He's knowledgeable and went extra mile to show us each places personally. I would recommend taking this tour company. Great job.
Amazing tour, incredible scenery , breathtaking coast and black sand beach , lovely sea seal and iclandic horses . a 30 mins walking along the coast is the most favourite part. The tour is full so its a little bit crowded in bus. The guide is nice , friendly and knowledgable. Highly recommanded to join this tour!
superbe journée, avec de multiples paysages et décors extraordinaires.guide à l'écoute des passagers
The tour was incredible! Worth every penny! The scenery was breathtaking and the tour stopped at a great set of locations, with plenty of time at each to take in the beauty. Our tour guide was really friendly and knowledgable and seemed to have a real passion for the tour and the scenery. The tour group size was perfect, not too over crowded and felt more personal. We definitely book again when I visit in the summer!!
We did this tour with a tiny group of 5 and a single driver/guide.Our guide was practical and answered questions about the various terrain we traversed. He did spend more time on his phone than other day trip guides we'd been with, especially at lunch, and rather worryingly while driving. He did seem more distant and less engaging than our other tour guides we'd had on other trips - I used the free wifi to look up folklore and other stories as we weren't getting them from our guide. The drive considering the sheer amount of snow, wind and varied conditions was smooth, and he even stopped to offer help someone whose car had come off the road.The car was comfortable, and the WiFi was a nice touch.The stops were all lovely, especially the cliffside walk and the beach. The tour was well organised, though I suspect it may be nicer in the summer. The snow covered terrain is beautiful, though the seals were I hiding and the ground sometimes difficult to navigate - decent footwear definitely needed!My only negative point of this tour was lunch. Our lunch stop was at a restaurant, with typical high Icelandic prices and a very limited menu. This was the only tour I've been on which did this, allowing the option of bringing your own or stopping at gas stations with different options. (We expected the latter for a "we make a stop for lunch") guidance. Would much rather have done that and a shorter stop than waste an hours daylight indoors.I'd definitely recommend this trip, but be warned about lunch!
This tour was the highlight of my Icelandic vacation! The sights were remarkable and our tour guide was knowledgeable, dynamic, friendly, and helpful, and really made landscape, history, and tradition come alive. Also, the small tour group makes for a much more personalized experience. I highly recommend it!
Amazing tour!Amazing view!Handsom Friendly guide!Our tour is on Feb 27,2017.Our group is quite small and everyone enjoys this tour.We saw great cliffs,beautiful black beach and fantastic vocanoes covered by thick snow.Since I love animals very much , the guide stopped our car near to a horse field providing me an opportunity to see the horses in close distance.What's more, we are lucky enough to see the seals in far distance which left me a deep impression.During the journey, our guide told us a lot of interesting facts about glacious,vocanoes and the landscape of iceland and at each stop he always show us the best place to take photos.
Amazing tour! It was recommendet to me by Tryggvi from Nice Travel after I booked the wrong tour first and needed to cancel it. The cancelation of my previous tour went without any problems, the communication with Nice Travel was excelent. Everyone from the company was super nice and always willing to help. The groups are rather small and this makes this tour expirience even better. Our driver Dushan and our guide Antonio made this tour perfect. Always smiling, joking, very patient and ready to help, give advices or answer questions all the time during the tour. Our guide Antonio is very knowledgeable. He told us a lot of interesting facts about vulcanos, glaciers, rock formations and Iceland and it's stuning nature in generally as well. We walked as a group during all of our stops. He showed us the best places to take photos from. He even geave us tips on nice Icelandic music and he helped me with the settings of my camera since I had a Northern Lights tour in the evening and didn't know exactly what the best settings for the Aurora activity on this night were. The landscapes that you are going to see on this tour are going to take your breath away! We saw seals, experienced amazing views and had a great time during the whole day. I enjoyed the tour a lot and would highly recommend it anytime!
Highly recommend! It has been a perfect day! And probably the best tour I have been done. Must say everything is well organised by Nice travel! The tour guide Antonio is really a nice guy, he seems have a lot knowledge in every field! He told us a lot about the Icelandic history and volcanoes, he even knows the height of a lot of volcanoes! When arriving the landscapes, he leaded us to the perfect place to take photos. We even saw the seals and Icelandic horses closely! And the final sight National park was really amazing! I was really enjoyed in this tour. By the way the wifi on bus is really fast!
First time Iceland traveler and I can say Nicetravel was by far the best experience I had with any of the tour companies. Our tour guide Antonio, was amazing and our driver, Dushan was as well. Antonio was very personable and down to earth and gave us the best tour guide experience that money has to offer as opposed to the other larger cookie cutter companies which offer a take it or leave it experience. If you are looking for a diverse landscape and scenic experience then this is one of the best to choose. I am a fully satisfied customer and would travel with Nicetravel again next time!
Nice Tours operates smaller tours, with aire personalized feel. Everything about my interactions with this tour company was positive (unlike my mediocre interactions with others). The tour guide was friendly, patient, and helpful. I stayed in Borgarnes and this company was the only one that agreed to pick me up there, as the tour stops at the N1. I highly recommend this tour company. I also enjoyed Snaeffelus and would recommend the one day tour. Lots of riding in the van (there's wifi), but beautiful landscapes--even in the fog.
What an incredible day. We were slightly fortunate, in that the main bus was too full, so we had a smaller group of only six. Our guide, Johannes, was full of insight and a very good host. It's a long day, this one, but trust me, it's worth it. The places you'll visit are breathtaking, and having a knowledgeable and likeable guide only adds to the experience. Brilliant.
I visited the National Park with Nicetravel and it was a truly breathtaking experience. The scenery is astonishing and the longer you see it the less likely that you will accept that this place is in fact on Earth. The experience was made even better with the very knowledgeable guide who not only shared fun facts and trivias but was funny too.
I enjoyed the day despite the crazy weather. Really enjoyed talking to the driver Mike about life as an Icelander. Glad I brought my waterproof jacket, pants, boots and gloves. Just wish I could have taken better pictures cause my camera lens kept getting wet from the horizontal rain. When it cleared we hiked up a volcanic cone which was awesome cause we couldn't drive around the entire peninsula because of the dangerous winds. It was a memorable adventurous day! The power of the ocean is inspiring.
Amazing nature with incredible sights. Really recommend this tour to everyone. Great driver and interesting tour guide.
The landscape is amazing, even more impressive than the south coast. And our guide Anna is helpful and very friendly.
The formula is really appreciated! A lot less formal than any other day tours, and since it's a small group, it's easy to get to know each other. The guide sits in the back with every one and in between interesting information on the places we are visiting, he talked with each of us to get to know us.Add to that absolutely beautiful landscapes and you get an incredible day!Overall the best day tour I had in my trip to Iceland 🙂