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The mysteries of Snæfellsnes
Is the Snæfellsnes Peninsula actually a gateway to the center of the Earth, as Jules Verne suggested in his bestseller? We’ve been there many times but still haven’t found it. However, to be completely honest and transparent, we also found no evidence that it is not there!
The journey we are taking you on is by no means only a sentimental pursuit of the heroes of a well-known book. Iceland has three National Parks, with Snæfellsjökull National Park being the second largest, covering an area of 170 square kilometers. The peninsula is of great historical, cultural and social importance. It is often called a mini-Iceland, because we will see volcanoes, a glacier, rivers, fjords, mountains and sheep grazing on them, small fishing villages and waterfalls. During the day, you will not only be amazed by the beautiful landscapes, but also listen to local stories about the half-man-half-troll Bárður Snæfellsás – the Protector of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
*Ytri-Tunga, try to spot a colony of seals that often visit this beach. The best time to spot them is between June and August, but we have also seen them in winter.
*Rauðfeldsgjá gorge and the picturesque fishing village of Arnarstapi, where you will learn more about the half-man-half-troll we mentioned earlier.
*the west coast of the peninsula is a wonderful spectacle of nature: dramatic cliffs, spectacular rock formations (Lóndrangar, Gatklettur), Black Lava Pearl Beach (Djúpalónssandur) and the Snæfellsjökull volcano-glacier towering above it all.
*Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland. It is known e.g. fans of the Game of Thrones series, is exceptionally photogenic. We will stop at the best place to go down to the waterfalls and capture it from the best perspective.
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