Snæfellsnes Pt. 1: Kirkjufell


Kirkjufell on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland  Sunday was my birthday, so eight friends and I rented cars, drove to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, and spent the weekend in a cozy cabin at the foot of Kirkjufell (outside Grundarfjörður)  one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. You can actually see how isolated our cabin was by checking it out on google maps. We spent the weekend adventuring around the peninsula (lots of pictures to come!), relaxing in the hot tub (where we saw the northern lights!), playing music together, discussing history, politics, language and what not, whale and seal watching, and snowball fighting. Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland  Above: everyone curled up with a book Sunday morning as the falling snow (below) created a beautiful soft, white glow all around the cabin.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

For the rest of the posts on this weekend in Snaefellsnes, click here. [This photos are scans of black and white film taken with a disposable camera….so much fun!]

 

11 thoughts on “Snæfellsnes Pt. 1: Kirkjufell

  1. I’m even more jealous now, Hannah. Not only are you in Iceland, but you’ve seen the Northern Lights to boot! Ah well, one day I’ll see them too. Iceland and the lights, that is! In the meantime, I’ll keep checking in on your great photos! Have a great Wednesday night!

  2. I will be in Iceland in a couple weeks, and I’m planning to rent a car to get out to Snaefellsnes. I’m a little nervous about winter driving. How are the roads this time of year? Any advice on where to rent from?

    • Oh, it was totally fine as long as you know how to drive on a bit of snow. And now it’s getting brighter and warmer everyday, so there could be no snow when you go. We just took the ring road up, and it was no problem, just had to slow down a bit here and there (and I was in a small nissan). Before you go on any trip in Iceland, check the weather on vedur.is and check the roads on http://www.vegagerdin.is/english . But you should be just find. The road up there is really great. And usually rent from http://www.citycarrental.is/ and I highly highly reccommend them. Great cars with new tires for a competitive price.

      • I don’t really have any experience driving on snow, but it is warming up and if you were fine in a Nissan, that gives me more confidence. Thanks for the advice!

  3. Pingback: Snæfellsnes Pt.2 : The Whale Watching Bridge | An American in Iceland

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