Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The 90 km (56 miles) peninsula, Snæfellsnes, is in the west part of Iceland. Famed for its beautiful surroundings and the area’s natural setting, Snæfellsnes is guaranteed not to disappoint. Also plan to visit the stunning, Snæfellsjökull National Park and Snæfellsjökull Glacier that towers above the region.

Snæfellsjökull National Park was established in 2001 to project and conserve the area’s landscape, nature and animal life. The national park is at westernmost part of Snæfellsnes Peninsula and it includes the mystical Snæfellsjokull Glacier.

The Snæfellsjökull Glacier is an active volcano with its highest point sitting at 1446 m above sea level. The glacier became world famous, when author Jules Verne wrote about it in 1864 in his book, Journey to the Center of the World. On a clear day the spectacular glacier can even be seen from 120 km, when you’re looking from Reykjavík over Faxaflói Bay.

While driving on the southern coast of the peninsula, consider stopping at Lóndrangar, a uniquely-formed, basalt cliff that looks remarkably like a castle rising from the sea.

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