Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Snæfellsjökull National Park

Snæfellsjökull National Park encompasses much of the western tip of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and wraps around the rugged slopes of the glacier Snæfellsjökull, the icy fist at the end of the long Snæfellsnes arm. Aroun…
Top Choice Beach in Snæfellsjökull National Park

Djúpalón Beach

On the southwest coast, Rte 572 leads off Rte 574 to the 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 …
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…
Top Choice Museum in Borgarnes

Settlement Centre

Housed in an imaginatively restored warehouse by the harbour, the must-see Settlement Centre offers fascinating insights into the history of Icelandic settlement and the Saga era. The museum is divided into two exhi…
Top Choice Farm in Dalir

Erpsstaðir

When the peanut gallery starts moaning, ‘Are we there yet?’, you know it’s time to head to Erpsstaðir, the perfect place to stretch your legs. Like a mirage for sweet-toothed wanderers, this dairy farm on the gorgeo…
Top Choice Cave in Langjökull & Kaldidalur Corridor

Into the Glacier

This enormous (300m-long) human-made tunnel and series of caves head into Langjökull glacier at 1260m above sea level. The glistening, LED-lit tunnel and caves opened in 2015 and contain exhibitions, a cafe and even…
Top Choice Glacier in Langjökull & Kaldidalur Corridor

Langjökull

The Langjökull ice cap is the second largest glacier in Iceland, and the closest major glacier to Reykjavík. It's accessed from the Kaldidalur or Kjölur tracks, and its closest access village in West Iceland is Húsa…
Top Choice Landmark in Borgarnes

Borg á Mýrum

The farm, Borg á Mýrum, just northwest of Borgarnes on Rte 54, is the site where Skallagrímur Kveldúlfsson, Egil's father, made his farm at settlement. The farm is named for the large rock (borg) behind the farmstea…
Top Choice Mountain in Grundarfjörður

Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell (463m), guardian of Grundarfjörður’s northwestern vista, is said to be one of the most photographed spots in Iceland. You'll see Ben Stiller skateboarding past in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). A…
Top Choice Natural Feature in West Iceland

Breiðafjörður

Stykkishólmur’s jagged peninsula pushes north into stunning Breiðafjörður, a broad waterway separating the Snæfellsnes from the looming cliffs of the distant Westfjords. According to local legend, there are only two…