Day 25: Snæfellsjökull National Park

A whole day to explore the Snæfellsjökull National Park – LOTS of walkling done!

Started off the day with the recommended walk from Hellnar to Arnastapi. This walk weaved around the cliffs and coastline and around each bend was another impressive vista. Tons of birdlife as well – including one variety who decided to swoop on our heads Alfred Hitchcock style as we waved our camera tripod around in defence!

We stumbled across this very cool abandoned house as well.

We drove around to Djúpalón and Dritvík – impressive black sand beaches and at Djúpalón there was rusted shipwreck remains strewn all over the beach from an English trawler wrecked in 1948.

Next was Öndverðarnes where we drove out to a lighthouse and jagged cliffs filled with more birds. Hoped to spot some puffins but no luck to be had!

Lastly was the scoria crater Saxhóll where we hauled ourselves to the top for the view before stumbling back for dinner!

Great light on the Glacier at the end of the day

A&C

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One thought on “Day 25: Snæfellsjökull National Park

  1. Yvonne and Anthony Cleaver says:

    I am running out of superlatives to describe this amazing country. Those churches- I am awe struck – they are my idea of perfect architecture . The rocks – oh dear – it is all too
    exciting. love Mum xx

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