5 Things to do on the Snaefellsnes peninsula: the best you can do

things to do on the Snaefellsne Peninsula

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I’m sure if you travel to Iceland seeing the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is on your travel itinerary. But what activities can you do there? Today we present you our 5 things to do on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Snaefellsnes is located in the west of the country and is known as “mini Iceland” for its varied and dreamy landscapes. From volcanoes to glaciers and cliffs. Today we help you to discover it a little more with the 5 things to do on the peninsula.

Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall and The church Mountain

The wonderful Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall is our first stop on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour and is in our top 5 things to do on the peninsula. If what you want is to post beautiful photos on your instagram profile this place is the ideal,

Also, it is impossible to keep your attention only on the waterfall, around it is the famous “The Church Mountain” or Kirkjufell of narrow shape. It is formed by the erosive powers of island glaciers during the last ice age and has a great curiosity: it appeared in Game of Thrones.

So if you don’t know what to do on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, photographing the magic of this place is always a good option.

Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall and The church Mountain

Saxhóll volcanic crater

If you want to discover places on the peninsula, know what to do and see, on our Snaefellsnes day tour you will make 7 great stops that will make you enjoy Iceland in miniature. The second stop is the volcanic crater Saxhóll .

You probably know that the Iceland volcanoes are famous for their breathtaking views and volcanic activity. On this peninsula, you can enjoy the Saxhóll crater, formed some 4000 years ago with a height of 45 meters. You will climb to the top of the crater through an iron staircase and it will seem like you are in paradise.

Be prepared to see the incredible 360 views of the Snaefellsjokull glacier, the dry lava fields of the peninsula, the crater, the Atlantic Ocean in the distance and be left speechless. We recommend bringing some snacks while enjoying the views, it might be a good time to try the traditional Icelandic food.

Djupalonssandur beach on the Snaefellsnes peninsula

Iceland’s most famous black sand beach has a name: Djupalonssandur, and visiting it is one of the 5 things to do on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Once past the huge lava field you’ll reach the long, wide black sand beach. You’ll find large boulders along its shore, rocks that have a history: they were used to test the strength and skills of fishermen to prove they were capable of fishing in the Atlantic. Go ahead, pick them up yourself!

Djupalonssandur black sand beach

Londrangar basalt cliffs

Following the route along the Snaefellsnes peninsula, seeing the basalt cliffs of Londrangar is a must if you visit Iceland. We are talking about impressive basalt rocks 75 meters high where different birds such as puffins and northern fulmars live.

Walking along these cliffs is an adventure filled with dreamy views, sounds of birds in the background and Atlantic waves crashing against the rock. Now you have no excuse for saying you don’t know what to see on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Londrangar Basalt Cliffs

The fishing village of Arnarstapi on the Snaefellsnes peninsula

The fishing village of Arnarstapi could be your fifth stop along the peninsula. Behind the basalt cliffs, you’ll come to the town with the most beautiful harbor in Iceland, with a spectacular sea geyser and you’ll see stone arches formed by the force of the sea.

We assure you that this town is a unique and magical place that will not leave you indifferent. That’s why visiting it is one of the things to do in the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Arnarstapi fishing village in Iceland

Now you know everything you can do and see on Iceland’s western peninsula. What will be your first stop?


Lucia's life motto is "go with the flow". She lets herself go with the flow and joins any plan.

She has been lucky enough to travel to many different places, but her perfect trip is any place with sun, sand and sea. Indecisive by nature, she would not know how to choose between the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands in Spain, or between Mexican and Peruvian food. Maybe that's why she will never say no to a trip... She has to find answers!

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