Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Just where Rte 54 curves between the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the mainland, you'll find the dramatic basalt towers of Gerðuberg rising from the plain.

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Nearby Snæfellsnes Peninsula attractions

1. Helgafell

16.54 MILES

About 5km south of Stykkishólmur, the holy mountain Helgafell (73m) was once venerated by worshippers of the god Þór. Although quite small, the mountain…

2. Stykkishólmskirkja

18.12 MILES

Stykkishólmur's futuristic church, designed by Jón Haraldsson, has a sweeping bell tower that looks like a whale vertebra. The interior features hundreds…

3. Viewing Disc

18.14 MILES

Get a 360 degree view of town and the fjords from this viewing disc marked with local landmarks.

4. Volcano Museum

18.33 MILES

The Volcano Museum, housed in Stykkishólmur's old cinema, is the brainchild of vulcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson, and features art depicting volcanoes,…

5. Norska Húsið

18.4 MILES

Stykkishólmur’s quaint maritime charm comes from the cluster of wooden warehouses, shops and homes around the town’s harbour. Most date back about 150…

6. Berserkjahraun

18.41 MILES

About 15km west of the intersection of Rte 54 and Rte 56 lies the dramatic, spiky lava field at Berserkjahraun (Berserkers’ lava field). Crowned by…

7. Library of Water

18.43 MILES

For relaxing views of town and bay, head up the hill to the Library of Water. This window-lined space showcases an installation by American artist Roni…

8. Súgandisey

18.53 MILES

The basalt island Súgandisey features a scenic lighthouse and grand views across Breiðafjörður. Reach it via the causeway at Stykkishólmur harbour.