Waves are crashing at the Lóndrangar clifs - rock pinnacles on the in South East Iceland - the southern coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula
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A girl standing in the beach area of snaefellsjokull national park
Traveler hiking in rocky coastline landscape in Hellnar, Iceland. Hellnar was among the largest fishing villages beneath the Snaefellsjokull ice cap in West Iceland

Uncover a mini Iceland on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula


Located in the western part of the island, the small Snæfellsnes Peninsula is where you can see everything Iceland has to offer in one spot. If you’re a fan of Jules Verne, don't miss out on visiting Snæfellsjökull National Park. The park is named after a 700,000-year-old volcano covered by a glacier, which in Verne's novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth, was the gateway to the Earth's core.

Then, we recommend a trip to Mount Kirkjufell via the Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall. This summit, which forms a nearly perfect triangle, was featured in Game of Thrones. For a gourmet experience, visit Stykkishólmur, the largest municipality on the peninsula. Wander among the village’s colorful houses and savor the local fish at nearby restaurants.

Discover Iceland's unique flavors with a visit Bjarnarhöfn farm and discover the secret behind making fermented shark. There are also several ocean trips available from Stykkishólmur, including boat trips for whale watching.

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