Iceland – Day 3 in Snæfellsnes

On my 3rd day in Iceland me and my friend started our trip and plan for this day was to see Snæfellsnes peninsula. Our first stop, which we actually didn’t plan, was at Sjavarfoss. I guess there are never enough waterfalls to see and they just makes you wanna stop.

Surprise, surprise. Further on our way we stopped again to see another waterfall – Glymur. This waterfall is the longest one (it makes the longest distance to get to the ground) and is placed between 2 cliffs. Even though we didn’t see waterfall itself, because it takes a very long walk, there are many other things to see in this area, such as cliffs, caves and mountains around.

Our next stop was Borgarnes. In the beginning we decided to stop in this city just because of the shopping center, but, as it ‘turns out’, nature in Iceland is beautiful everywhere.

Borgarnes

Borgarnes

Next stop – Landbrotalaug hot springs, was my favourite in Snæfellsnes peninsula. Perfect time to take a relaxing bath on a long ride. Water there was around +40 celsius.

Landbrotalaug hot springs

Landbrotalaug hot springs

After Landbrotalaug hot springs we visited Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge. From the outside it doesn’t look as impressive as it is from the inside. I definitely suggest to go there and explore it from all sides. Also the view around this gorge is awesome.

Next stop on the road was Gatklettur in Arnarstapi. Something alike to Black sand beach in south, but definitely less touristy, what allows you to enjoy the view even more.

Close to Arnarstapi was another very small village Hellnar which provides you with one more awesome view of the shore. As well there is a very nice cafe.

Hellnar

Hellnar

And along the road we accidentally explored another impressive wonder of nature – Londrangar cliffs.

Londrangar cliffs

Londrangar cliffs

One of the weirdest things for me in Iceland was that even if the population in the whole country is around 330.000, it is full with these little ‘cities’ and all of them look so nice and perfect. So does the city Ólafsvík. In the picture there is a church which looks very modern.

Ólafsvík

Ólafsvík church

About 50km from Ólafsvík there is a Kirkjufell mountain which is 463m high. And of course there is a waterfall as well.

Last but not least, before heading to our hostel in Reykhólar, we stopped in capital of Snæfellsnes peninsula – Stykkishólmur. It is quite big city if considering sizes of cities and population in Iceland. It has a nice harbour with amazing view, cafes and shops.

Basically this was it from our trip around Snæfellsnes peninsula. And the sunset on our way to Reykhólar was giga-mega beautiful.

Sunset

If you want to read more and know about our experience and what to explore in Westfjords, click here!

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