Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Snæfellsjökull National Park

Djúpalón Beach

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 church, and a kerling – a troll woman), two brackish pools (for…
Top Choice Glacier in Snæfellsjökull National Park

Snæfellsjökull

It’s easy to see why Jules Verne selected Snæfell for his adventure Journey to the Centre of the Earth: the peak was torn apart when the volcano beneath it exploded and then collapsed back into its own magma chamber…
Lighthouse in Snæfellsjökull National Park

Malarrif

About 2km south of Djúpalónssandur, a paved road leads down to the rocket-shaped lighthouse at Malarrif, from where you can walk 1km east along the cliffs to the rock pillars at Lóndrangar (an eroded crater; it also…
Volcano in Snæfellsjökull National Park

Saxhöll Crater

Southeast of the Öndverðarnes area, on Rte 574, follow the marked turn-off to the roadside scoria crater Saxhöll, which was responsible for some of the lava in the area. There’s a drivable track leading to the base,…
Natural Feature in Snæfellsjökull National Park

Vatnshellir

This 8000-year-old lava tube with multiple caverns lies 32m below the earth’s surface, 1km north of Malarrif. The pull-out is visible from Rte 574, and the tube can only be visited by guided tour with Summit Adventu…