Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Mildly interesting display telling the story of the town’s development as a trading centre, and has an on-site handicraft shop and cafe (coffee included in your admission).

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3. Snæfellsjökull National Park

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4. Snæfellsjökull

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5. Rauðfeldsgjá

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6. Saxhöll Crater

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7. Vatnshellir

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8. Djúpalón Beach

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On the southwest coast, Rte 572 leads off Rte 574 to wild black-sand beach Djúpalónssandur. It’s a dramatic place to walk, with rock formations (an elf…