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Private Snaefellsnes Penninsula 

Experience Iceland packed into one epic peninsula.
We will capture you doing it!


All Year


From Reykjavík


12 Hours


8:00 AM

Private Tour

1-6 People


250,000 ISK (1-4 people)

Land Rover

325,000 ISK (1-6 people)



Experience Iceland in miniature form as they call this the peninsula with everything on it. From waterfalls to volcanic craters to stunning coastlines, you will experience a bit of everything on this tour as you circumnavigate the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

For example, the stops will include Iceland’s famous Black Church as well as the fishing village of Arnarstapi which is known for its dramatic basaltic coastline. Lóndrangar, also known as the castle rock, will showcase this even more being a sea stack that formed from volcanic activity over thousands of years. You will visit the massive Svöðufoss waterfall which runs down from the top of one of Iceland’s most famous volcanos- Snaefellsjokull. Additionally, to end your day, you will visit Iceland’s most iconic mountain, Kirkjufell, where you will get to experience a magical double waterfall, a perfectly symmetrical conical mountain, and the perfect spot for some beautiful photos. 

Throughout this Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour, your guide will also be your photographer. Meaning that they will take photos of you during all of these experiences. After the tour is over, we will edit and send them to you for you to keep as a memory of your epic adventure!



First, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in your private vehicle at 8 a.m. Second, from there, you will begin the two-and-a-half-hour journey toward the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Third, along the way, you will pass through the beautiful Icelandic countryside including Hvalfjörður, also known as the ‘Whale Fjord’.

The Black Church

Next, your first stop of the day will be at Iceland’s famous Black Church- Búðakirkja. This beautiful church is situated in the middle of an ancient lava field with Snaefellsjokull Volcano visible on a clear day. The church dates back to the 18th century and has a fascinating history, having been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the years. This is a perfect place to both admire the Icelandic architecture as well as the surrounding landscape that it sits in. Further, we suggest taking 10 minutes to walk on one of the many footpaths in the area that lead into the lava fields. 

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Arnarstapi Village

Also, just 15 minutes from the Black Church, you will come to your next stop, Arnarstapi Village. This quaint fishing village is situated on the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the ocean and boasts a stunning coastline of basalt formations and dramatic sea stacks. After exploring the beautiful houses and harbor of the village, you will be able to take a leisurely walk along the cliffs to Gatklettur Arch, a natural arch formation that has been carved out of the surrounding cliffs by the crashing waves from the Atlantic Ocean over thousands of years. From there, you can walk further down the rugged coastline and discover a natural land bridge known as Midgja which goes over a small basaltic cove. Stay away if you are afraid of heights!

Gatklettur Arch Rock in Snaefellsnes Peninsula


Next, on the agenda is a stop is Lóndrangar, a massive photogenic castle-like formation located near the westernmost tip of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. This distinctive geological feature is made up of two volcanic rock pinnacles that rise dramatically out of the surrounding landscape, reaching heights of 75 and 61 meters respectively. To illustrate, as we approach Lóndrangar, you’ll notice that the rocks have been weathered by the elements, creating a unique formation that adds to the otherworldly feel of the area. Be sure to keep an eye out for the resident birdlife, including fulmars and kittiwakes, that call the cliffs of Lóndrangar their home.

Svöðufoss Waterfall

Moving towards the northern part of the peninsula now, we will turn onto a dirt road towards a hidden gem known as Svöðufoss Waterfall. This waterfall is a relatively unknown attraction until recently due to the official trail to it having just been completed in 2022. This makes it a perfect place to visit for those looking for a more off-the-beaten-path experience that most tour companies still don’t visit. The waterfall itself sports a few smaller falls at the base with the larger one surrounding a basalt cliff coming down from Snaefellsjokull. Don’t be afraid to fill your water bottle with some fresh glacial water while you are here.

Lunch Break in Olafsvik

After visiting the falls, we will enter a larger fishing village known as Olafsvik. This charming town on the northern side of the peninsula has some nice restaurants that your guide will show you to choose from. We always recommend trying the fish since it is served fresh from the local fisherman. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. 

Kirkjufell Mountain

We saved the best for last! The final stop on our Snaefellsnes journey will be Iceland’s most famous and photographed mountain, Kirkjufell. Kirkjufell is often called “the Church Mountain” because of its distinctive shape, which resembles a church steeple. On top of that, the landscape in front of the mountain is equally as impressive with double waterfalls coming down into blue pools to create a magical scene out of fantasy. This may be the reason that HBO’s Game of Thrones decided to depict and film season seven’s Arrowhead Mountain at Kirkjufell. Whether you get a colorful sunset or a snowy white day, Kirkjufell always provides its guests with a beauty, unlike any other mountain in the world.


We will conclude this tour of Snaefellsnes with a scenic trip back to Reykjavik via the northern side of the peninsula and then head south over a mountain pass to complete our loop of Snaefellsjokull National Park. After the two-and-a-half-hour journey, your guide will drop you back off at your accommodation with happy memories of your day exploring miniature Iceland. 

Throughout the tour, your photographer will capture the beauty of the landscapes and the memories of your trip, so you can relax and enjoy the sights without worrying about taking photos. At the end of the journey, you will receive an edited photo package as a keepsake of your Snaefellsnes Peninsula adventure in ~14 days.




Certified Driver Guide

and Professional Photographer

Transportation logo by Ice Pic Journeys

Pickup and Return

from Reykjavík accommodation

Small Group

6 Maximum


All photos will be edited and sent to you within 14 days via Downloadable Gallery.


30 Shot Photo Package included (1-4 people)
45 Shot Photo Package included (5-6 people)

The package includes personalized photographs from these locations:
The Black Church
Arnarstapi Village
Svöðufoss Waterfall
Snæfellsnes National Park



Water Bottle (Recommended)

You will have many spots to fill it up with glacier water.


Proper Seasonal Clothing

Warm layers for freezing or wet conditions. Warm hat and gloves.


Waterproof Jacket & Pants

Rentals are available under extras.



Stops will be made at gas stations and at a restaurant on the peninsula for lunch.


Select Extras at Checkout


Red or Yellow Rain Jacket

Great for photos
3,000 ISK

Rain Pants

2,000 ISK



5 Additional Photos

For those wanting a bigger package
5,000 ISK


– Lunch and Dinner is not included in the price of this tour.

– Pickup and Drop off is exclusively from the greater Reykjavik Area.

– The length of each day and order that you visit these attractions can vary depending on weather and road conditions.

:: Special Notes ::

– Photo packages may sometimes take more or less than 14 days to edit. This is just our average turnaround time.

– IPJ Editor selects and edits the photo package based on what we feel are the best shots from the day. If additional photos are available outside of the package count they may be available for 1,000 ISK per but not guaranteed.

– Also be aware that if there is a request to have specific photos from the day, advance notice via email is required before the editing process begins.

– Our Cancellation Policy can be found here.  Also, check out our FAQ page if you have further questions!


What Are Our Guests Saying?

Based on 25 reviews
Laura Remick
Laura Remick
There is no other company I would recommend than Ice Pic Journeys for an Iceland adventure! We traveled to Iceland with an idea in mind and two children (4 and 5 years old), and Ryan helped us create an itinerary that was perfect for our family! He helped us arrange an incredible dog sledding experience (on land) which was unforgettable. We embarked on the Golden Circle tour and then visited the Blue Lagoon. Our tour guide, Norris, was amazing! He was incredibly knowledgeable, fun, and showed us everything in Iceland along the way. The entire day trip was amazing, and we felt so immersed in the scenery, the sites, and all of the adventure. The entire day was exactly what we imagined! Ryan was also incredibly flexible with our schedule - we decided to change our second day of touring from hiking to site seeing (which seemed better for us with kids), and he helped create a new itinerary for the South Coast that was perfect. We loved curating the Black Sand Beach and the waterfalls. We had an opportunity to explore at each site on our own and with our amazing tour guide, Agnies, who was such a pleasure to be with and who really gave us some background on everything we visited. We can’t wait to return and use them again for new journeys in Iceland!!
Ryan and Mike elevated our experience beyond expectation. Impeccable communication and attention to details. They really listened to what we wanted to do and adapted their guidance around that. We felt 100% safe and comfortable at all times during all of our adventures. They accommodated our children as if they were there own and left no stone unturned when it came to their safety. We came across many other tours and guides in a variety of environments and I can say, without question, Ice Pic Journeys is hands down the best. There was really not even a comparison to be made. If you are thinking you’ll take on Iceland on your own, you really should reconsider. If you are considering any other guide service, you definitely should reconsider. Give these guys a shot, you will not regret it.
Kevin Leon
Kevin Leon
Mike was an amazing tour guide! He went above and beyond what I had expected. My experience above the glacier was a memorable one with great company! He’s a fun guide and very knowledgeable. The videos and picture I got out this experience were well worth it, he made sure I got the shots I wanted!
liesbeth snoek
liesbeth snoek
Wij hebben de zipline en ice cave adventure gedaan en dat was geweldig. Onze gids Mike heeft ons erg veilig laten voelen. Ook namen ze echt de tijd om gave foto’s van je te maken. Het was gewoon zo gaaf en ik raad het iedereen aan. ICE pic tourneys geeft je de beste ervaring ooit die je kan krijgen in Iceland
Kan P.
Kan P.
Amazing experience. We booked the 4 hour photographer tour and it was worth every cent! We were tight in time as we had another tour booked right after this one but Ryan was flexible enough to move up the departure schedule by half an hour to accommodate our schedule. Communication was great also, he made sure we understand what to expect with tighter timeline. The guide on the day Adam was also very nice. We started super early and were able to shoot inside the ice cave with no one around, we only encountered other groups when we finished our hike, just when were were about to reach our car to get back. Can’t imagine how full it would be in such a tight space to walk. Highly recommended.
Fabian Hupe
Fabian Hupe
It was an amazing tour with our guide Adam. We have booked the ZIP-Line and Glacier Cave Tour. It was great to see how Adam setup the ZIP-Line and afterwards when we were able to use it on our own we had a blast of fun. Furthermore the pictures we received were awesome! I would recommend everyone to book a tour at these guys!
Fikki Sadykhov
Fikki Sadykhov
These guys are god tier amazing. Mike is a Legend and this is the only company that allows you to go glacier ziplining (and it’s the only place on the planet that you can actually zip line on a glacier to begin with). Don’t overthink it, book with these guys!
Marc Baudry
Marc Baudry
What an amazing experience with Ice Pic Journey. We had a VIP tour with Adam. He is a very nice guide who knows his work and many things about Iceland. He brought us to amazing ice caves, made wonderfull photos and was always smiling. We felt safe and well take care of. We recommand Ice Pic Journey a lot. Thank you Adam, thank you Ryan and the all crew.
yeni chen
yeni chen
I recently went on a tour with Ice Pic Journeys and it was amazing! The planning process was easy, and the tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The itinerary struck the perfect balance between sightseeing and free time, and we got to see some incredible places. I highly recommend Ice Pic Journeys for anyone looking for a fun, extreme and well-organized tour.
Jack Venberg
Jack Venberg
My family of three recently embarked on a 6-hour glacier tour with Ice Pic Journeys, and it was nothing short of a spectacular experience. This tour agency not only specializes in guided tours but also in capturing breathtaking photographs throughout the journey. Ryan coordinated with us through email, and he was super communicative and accommodating throughout the whole experience. Our guide, Rich, was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, and talented in his photography skills. He made sure to focus on taking natural and candid photos, making us feel relaxed and at ease. Rich was attentive to our needs and made a point to take us to isolated and fascinating locations that enhanced our experience. The ice caves we visited were simply stunning, and Rich captured their beauty perfectly. He also took fantastic photos on the diamond black sand beach, creating memories we will cherish forever. For our nighttime Aurora photography session, we were joined by Mike, who was just as amazing. He was upbeat, friendly, and encouraging, which definitely helped keep our spirits high despite the cold weather. Mike worked tirelessly until 1 am to get the best shots, even though he had plans the following morning. Their dedication to their craft was evident, as they even offered to continue taking photos past that point if we wanted. At no point did it feel like they were cutting corners or giving anything less than their all. Our experience with Ice Pic Journeys was truly exceptional, and we cannot recommend them highly enough. If you're looking for an unforgettable adventure in Iceland and want to take home incredible photographs, don't hesitate to book a tour with Ice Pic Journeys.
Based on 62 reviews
Amy S
Amy S
Amazing, one of a kind tour Best part of our trip to Iceland. The ice cave was definitely one of the most beautiful and surreal places I have ever seen. Mike was very helpful with information about the area and tailoring the trip to our specific needs. The photo package was the clincher. Was traveling with friends I don't see often so the photos were the best souvenir we could ask for. They were great both for the quality and because it meant we could just enjoy the day without stopping to take photos ourselves. Can't say enough great things about it!
Jackie C
Jackie C
Best day of our Trip! We found Ice Pic Journeys online after a lot of research - they were the company that offered the most unique tours and what sealed the deal was how quick they were to respond when I had questions. We chose the Zip Line Adventure - Adam, our guide was a blast. It was my boyfriend and I, as well as two other women who had booked that day. He was easy to chat with, and made us feel at ease, given what we were about to embark on. The initial hike up was outstanding. Adam made sure to give us plenty of fun facts and had us laughing the whole way up. Upon arrival to our first stop, Adam took the time to explain what we would be doing - zip lining over a Moulin. Once all setup, he got us safely strapped in, explained again what all we had to do and then off we went. It was beyond anything I could have imagined. Not once did I feel unsafe or uncertain. He made it fun and relaxing and we got professional shots to boot. It's such a great part of the package and he really made sure to get as many pictures as possible. We hiked back down, made one more stop into a crevasse, drank glacier water, climbed into an awesome cave-like area and then made our way to the truck. I can't recommend this company enough. Everyone was so polite, happy to answer questions, and made this experience one we'll never forget. Definitely book with these guys!
Serina D
Serina D
Incredible company, wild adventures! Ice Pic Journeys was a fantastic experience! From the ease of booking, to the expertise of the guide, to the photos we received, everything was exceptional. Our guide Adam was super knowledgeable about Iceland and was kind, funny, and also worked with my boyfriend to plan an epic proposal! The zipline he set up also looked totally safe and secure, and of course he tested it himself before letting us go haha. And then the ice cave was beautiful. We ended up getting to drink fresh glacier water too! We ended up being the only 2 on the adventure and it truly felt like a personal experience. I can’t recommend this company enough. They made our time in Iceland unforgettable!
Simons H
Simons H
Summer Glacier + Zipline Tour with Mike This was absolutely the coolest activity we did on our trip to Iceland. I cannot recommend it enough, it is a MUST if you are traveling to Iceland. Mike is incredible and gave us the best trip we could have ever asked for!!
The best thing ever We took the zipline + ice cave adventure and we had the best experience ever.Mike really made us feel very save.I really liked that the group was small it was only six people Mike took the time to take very nice pictures of us and they are amazing I would really recommend this to everybody Ice pic yourneys gives you the best experience you will ever have in Iceland
Carsten A
Carsten A
Ice Pic Journey 5 Star Tour on the Glacier We had our tour with Mike and is was a pleasure! Mike and Ryan are a good communicating team. They did not only took awesome pictures of us, Ice Pic Journey also give us a opportunity to do a tour on the glaciers with our baby. They are very tolerant and organized. Keep on doing such a good job! Thank again for your effort.
Thomas B
Thomas B
Glacier Adventures I hired Mike for 8 days of private guiding in March 2023. It was the adventure of a lifetime! We explored glaciers, ice caves, and the Icelandic alpine. Mike is a charismatic and incredibly experience guide. He is also a great photographer. Finding a guide that can take you to amazing places, and also take great photos/videos of the adventures is extremely hard to find. I highly recommend Ice Pic Journeys and will use them again on my next trip to Iceland!
Private tour, with amazing guide ! Had a amazing time with these guys, I traveled solo and the group was only 3 ppl, amazing experience with a private guide. Definitely worth it, it was the highlight of my trip to Iceland! You get all the details and information you need, and if you have any questions, you can chat on instagram, and respond very quickly. This company treats you as a person, and not a number or a paying customer like all other tours !
Valeria S
Valeria S
Best company for adventure in Iceland! We had an amazing experience with Ice Pic Journeys. They are Friendly, professional and are experts on what they do! They took us to hidden gems that very few have been to and we avoided the crowds!! They also took a lot of great pictures!Thank you!!!! Valeria
Thiago N
Thiago N
Ice Pic Journeys approach is unique We had our tour with Mike and I can honestly say our trip to Iceland would not be the same without this. We had the best time! Mike was very knowledgeable, sharing all different aspects about the cave we were and the conditions we would be experiencing. He was also very concern with our safety and aware of us and our surrounding. All of that while maintaining a very friendly interaction. The ice on the cake was the fact that their offer is unique, there is not another company in Iceland that offers the same experiences with a guide that is also a good photographer. Plus, we were indeed a very small group. While we were there I saw other tours advertised as “small groups” with 16-20 people, which was completely different than the very exclusive attention and experience we had with Ice Pic Journeys.

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