If I had to choose the coolest Icelandic experience, it would be this moment.
Hellnar to Arnarstapi
Points of interest in the Peninsula that we will have to visit next time:
15 min drive to hike from Djupalonssandir to Dritvik. 30 min hike.
20 min drive
Budir Church (Ingjaldsholskirkja)
10 min drive
Kirkjufellsfoss is a small waterfall adjacent to Kirkjufell mountain. It’s an iconic landmark on the peninsula.
Recommended restaurant near Kirkjufell:
On our last evening in Iceland, we drove north to Hvitserkur (the elephant/ troll rock on the beach). However the clouds rolled in and cut our sunset photo op off early, causing us to make the very rocky journey (30 min pothole ridden road) for nothing. We’ll have to see you next time.
The Glymur hike takes about 3 hours, includes climbing into a cave, crossing a river over a log and then a rope climb to the highest waterfall in Iceland.
(Recently discovered waterfall in Vatnajokull National Park on Morsárjökull glacier in 2011 is now the tallest waterfall in Iceland however Glymur is still considered the highest one.)
- Kirkjufell area on the Snaefellnes Peninsula: Grund í Grundarfirdi
- Northern coast near Hvitserkur: North Star Hotel Staðarflöt
Isn’t Iceland wonderful? I hope my awe-filled visit helps you plan your next visit. It really is the greatest place on Earth.
Takk for reading!
Takk= Thank you
Photos by Melllypoo via Canon 6D, GoPro HERO 4 and iPhone 6.