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If you’ve still got some days in Iceland, or if you’re just starting to plan your trip, you should include Snæfellsnes Peninsula on your agenda. Snæfellsnes is a miniature version of Iceland.

Although everything you’ll see in the country is completely stunning, this place on the west side has everything. You’ll see black beaches, the Snæfellsjökull glacier, volcanic fields, small villages, birds, and experience the refreshing air of the countryside.

Also, if you’re a reader, Snæfellsnes should be familiar: Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth features the Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Whether you book a tour or drive it, the peninsula will blow your mind in all ways. If you are very lucky and the weather is on your side, you will get to see the golden light that reflects all over the mountains and the sea.

Snaefellsnes peninsula

Keep in mind that touring through the peninsula requires time, but we can promise it’s totally worth it.

If you want to save some money, pack a lunch and picnic or eat on the go. However, near Hellnar there’s a lovely coffee shop that also sells lamb soup, meatballs and some other traditional Icelandic dishes. What makes it more special is the awesome view you’ll have while enjoying your hot coffee.

Don’t miss the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You won’t be disappointed by the powerful lava fields and the dark blue sea.

Snaefellsnes peninsula