Tour Code: SS6

(April – November, Mon/Thu, 9-10 hours): from £97

snaefellsness.waterfallStretching out into the ocean on the west coast, the Snæfellsnes offers spectacular fjords and mountains, fishing villages, black sand beaches and dramatic coastal cliffs, surreal volcanic landscapes, and even a small ice cap with glaciers. It is often described as “Iceland in Miniature” for the variety of its scenery. Heading north from Reykjavík, through the Hvalfjordur tunnel and the small town of Borgarnes, the peninsula is reached after a 2-hour drive. Much of its attraction lies in the natural history of the area. In summer, the cliffs are home to vast bird colonies and you may be lucky enough to see seals and possibly even whales from the shore. The itinerary has some flexibility to allow for weather and road conditions and whatever wildlife may be encountered.