Snæfellsnes Peninsula: Lava and ice with fish & chips in Olafsvik

One of the first things you think of when you hear about Iceland is volcanos, glaciers and Vikings. Iceland is just one big active volcano and it’s always getting bigger and bigger. This is what the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is all about. Lava, craters, volcanos and a glacier. There are no Vikings there, but a lot of folklore. 

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of the most beautiful parts of Iceland. The landscape there is totally different from anything else in Iceland and very often you feel like you are on a different planet. Surrounded by lava almost all day, visiting the black mysterious church, walking on top of a volcanic crater, having the best fish and chips in Iceland and so much more.

Reykjavik Outventure is a small family owned operator with huge heart which creates high quality experiences for tourists. We specialise in small group tours where the guests get to taste things and visit places they would usually not do except with a local guide.
Reykjavik Outventure’s team consists of experienced local guides who are here to make your days the best possible.

What to expect on this awesome tour

Have the best fish & chips in Iceland

Explore the volcanic peninsula

Folklore, black mystery church and more

Experienced local guide


  • Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall
  • Fish & chips
  • Saxhóll
  • Djúpalónssandur beach
  • Arnarstapi
  • Búðir church

Tour Description

This awesome tour starts with a pickup from Reykjavik or its closest towns between 08:30 to 09:00 a.m. You can be picked up from your accommodation or your closest bus stop (see bus stops) in the downtown area. From there, you will head on to this volcanic journey to the center of the earth.

Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall & Kirkjufell mountain are the first stops. There you will see a lot of various soils mixed together and a spectacular mountain shaped by old glaciers dating from the ice age.
The old road on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula used to lead over to the waterfall and therefor, there’s an old bridge you can walk over to look down the waterfall.

In Ólafsvík, a small fishing village, you will have the best fish and chips in Iceland. This is not a joke! Enjoying it in a small wooden cottage with an overview over the harbor creates a unique experience.

The Saxhóll crater is one of many craters located on the west side of the mighty volcano Snæfellsjökull. There you can walk on top of it and look down into the crater and see where all the lava around you originates from.

Djúpalónssandur beach is the next stop. This beach is truly one of the most spectacular ones in Iceland. This is a black sand beach with volcanic rocks creating a unique atmosphere there. 

After a short drive to Arnarstapi you’ll take a walk to the coastline and marvel at the home of elves which towers over this magical old fishing village on one side, with the North Atlantic ocean on the other side. 

Búðir is the last stop before heading to Reykjavik. This place has a black old church located in the lava fields where the one and only serial killer in Iceland used to live. 

What a day this will be!

Tour Details


11-12 hours



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