The sparkling ice cap of the volcano Snæfellsjökull, lava fields, caves, waterfalls and fishing villages all combine to fashion Snæfellsnes, Iceland’s smallest National Park, into an amazing and unique adventure.

The waterfalls are in abundance in Iceland and when I say abundance, I mean there are over 10,000 of them here!

The 90-km long peninsula will astound you at every turn.  But I highly advise you get off the Ring Road, rent a 4×4 Suzuki from Payless Car Rentals and take the time to do some exploring and absorb the natural beauty of Iceland into your soul.

Be sure and see what is alleged to be the most photographed mountain in the country of Iceland while you are in Snaefellsnes – Kirkjufell a/k/a The Church Mountain – which is a 463 meter high mountain on the north coast  near the town of Grundarfjörður.

Stop for lunch in West Iceland, sit out on the patio with a hot toddy and take in this beautiful baby harbor.

And brace yourself for the black lava beaches that decorate this peninsula. Just stunning.

Finally, don’t forget to hike up and down the coast at Lóndrangar where rock pinnacles have been hewn out from softer surrounding rock by erosion.

And along the way you will see “Tindur” parked in the middle of this peninsula which looks like it has a story all its own.

The road trip continues from Snaefellsen Peninsula to the West Fjords. Just grab The Ferry Baldur. 

Click here to read the post on the West Fjords.

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