Postcard From | Snaefellsness Peninsula, Iceland.

To wrap up my Iceland trip report, I am sharing one last post from my last day trip. I was very pleasantly surprised when I heard that the tour company I joined offered a day trip to Snaefellsness Peninsula in the Western Coast of Iceland. Typically, this trip is not available during the winter time due to the weather, road closures due to really icy and windy driving conditions), and exposure (It’s much, much colder). However, I knew this was one of those incredibly scenic parts of the country and it is essentially “Iceland” in miniature. Icelanders themselves love this part of the island and visit the national park quite frequently so I knew that visiting this part of the country is a must-do on my list.

Aside from its scenery, Snaefellsness is noteable for being featured in the book “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. The plot line began at the Snaefellsness Mountain which is located in this area

Postcard From | Snaefellsness Peninsula, Iceland

Since the tour company I joined the day before ran this tour, I was stoked to get a chance to explore another part of the country. Although the drive was a lot longer (it’s around 3-4 hours each way), we made a lot more stops because as our guide said, it’s about the journey rather than the destination.

Read More: Photo Diary | Iceland South Shore Day Trip.

Snaefellsness Peninsula, Iceland

The tour company I chose for this trip is Iceland Horizon as they offered a 1000kr (Roughly $10) discount if you book 2 day trips with the company. This was my second trip with them, and I thoroughly enjoyed the informative, and funny commentaries provided throughout. You can read more about my experience with them on my South Shore Day Tour post, the Iceland Horizon Review post or the TripAdvisor review I wrote up.

Also, if you’re looking for inexpensive flights to Iceland, don’t forget to use Skyscanner or download the SkyScanner App on your smartphones so you can always find the best deals for your trip!

Here are a few pictures taken during my trip to the Snaefellsness Peninsula – all taken with an iPhone 6s!

Postcard From | Snaefellsness Peninsula, Iceland

Kirkjufell – a 463m high mountain on the north coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður.

Postcard From | Snaefellsness Peninsula, Iceland

Djúpalónssandur beach (Djúpalónssandur translates to the Pearls of Djúpalón)

Postcard From | Snaefellsness Peninsula, Iceland

Another one of Iceland’s famous black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur beach

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Incredible waves crashing on Djúpalónssandur beach

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A different perspective – what the hike down towards the Djúpalónssandur beach looks like

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Black pebbles wonderland!

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The iron remnants from the British trawler, The Epine GY7, wrecked east of Dritvík on the night of 13th March 1948. 14 men died, 5 were saved. The iron remains should not be touched.

Postcard From | Snaefellsness Peninsula, Iceland

This hole in the rock formation is called Gatklettur. You can see the Snæfellsjökull glacier from here.

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Beautiful views of Gatklettur – Arch Rock which took around 15-30 minutes to hike to!

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