The Snæfellsnes Peninsula in west Iceland is absolutely a concealed gem simply waiting to be checked out! Unlike the popular south shore of Iceland, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a little bit off the beaten track. The additional initiative is worth it when you are compensated with gleaming arms, magnificent glaciers, attractive beaches, first-rate landscapes, and also extra!
The best ways to get to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
When leaving Reykjavik, take Highway 1 [The Ring Road] to the west. Your GPS may offer you multiple route choices, however, taking the bull by the horns and paying the $10 [each way] toll for a passage under the water is the fastest option. Discover more about road tolls in Iceland below. Shortly after the passage, you will certainly pass a community called Borgarnes. After the community, you will certainly stumble upon Highway 54 to your left. When you get on Highway 54, you are on the road that circumnavigates Snæfellsnes Peninsula! Yes … it truly is that easy! Additionally, there is a selection of Snæfellsnes Peninsula tours you could extract from Reykjavik also!
Where to stay on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Although there is a selection of hotels/hostels on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, we constantly suggest staying in an Airbnb when traveling in Iceland in order to get the most bang for your buck. Schedule your stay in Grundarfjörður. This wonderful town is nestled in between the mountains and the arms as well as is mins far from Kirkjufell, is among one of the most gone to areas in Iceland. We stayed at the
We stayed at the Lárperla/ Sea Pearl Airbnb and our hosts Greta and also her spouse was so kind. We had the entire reduced level guest house to ourselves and also the listing came complete with two bedrooms [we really did not utilize among them], a complete cooking area, a hot tub, and most importantly, a view of the famous Kirkjufell Mountain!
If you intend to book your remain at Lárperla, always remember to utilize our voucher code to get $35 off your Airbnb remain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Just what to do and see on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
You might spend weeks checking out the Snæfellsnes Peninsula because it is so magical and also diverse. If you only have a couple of days or a couple of hours, make sure to hit the websites below!
Take legendary images at Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell is the most prominent quit along the Snæfellsnes Peninsula as well as is among one of the most prominent spots to go to in Iceland. Kirkjufell is apparent as well as a wonderful place to quit as well as take some unforgettable photos. Always remember to consist of the waterfalls in your shot and to get creative for a couple of photos!
Stroll on a land bridge in Arnarstapi
Arnarstapi is a very tiny Icelandic town located on the south side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Put on the coastline of the community is a land bridge that you could actually walk on. To get there, draw right into the major parking lot in Arnarstapi which is on your right when you get to the town. Stroll to the coastline, and also walk left along the coastline as for you can go. Take pleasure in the lava columns as well as stunning sea views! As always, be very careful.
Drive with Snæfellsnes National Forest
Snæfellsnes National Forest is the only park in Iceland that gets from the hills to the seashore. From coastlines and also lava areas to glaciers as well as caverns, Snæfellsnes National Park produces a terrific mini-road trip, with lots of enjoyable quits in the process. Watch out for signs and stop where you choose.
Admire the Snæfellsjökull Glacier
The Snæfellsjökull Glacier rests atop an energetic volcano and also evaluates the whole peninsula like a committed watchman. The glacier could best be seen from Snæfellsnes National forest or from inland roads on the peninsula. Fun reality: the glacier was really the setting for the prominent Jules Vern unique “Trip To The Facility Of The Earth.”
Do go chasing waterfalls
Like pretty much almost everywhere else in Iceland, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula has a lot of falls to discover. Anywhere you look you will certainly see wonderful cascades making their method from the mountains over to meet with the sea below. There are a lot of pull-outs off the road making checking out these falls safely and also simple. Make certain your cam prepares in any way times!
Two or 3 days is the excellent quantity of time to invest in exploring the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. If you only have someday, do not pass it up! Choose your top websites and also make one of the most out of the time you have. This part of west Iceland is NOT to be missed out on!