Day 42: return to Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes, the peninsula that juts out to the west just above Reykjavík, is sometimes called “Iceland in miniature.”  It has more than its fair share of landmarks, including Kirkjufell (possibly the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland); Snæfellsjökull, a mile-high stratovolcano; and the fishing village of Stykkishólmur, which was featured in the Ben Stiller movie The Secret Life… Read More Day 42: return to Snæfellsnes

Day 18, pt. 2: on the road again – Snæfellsnes

Yes, I know: technically, the Snæfellsnes peninsula is part of Vesturland, the western region of the country.  But it’s such a distinctive part, showcasing all kinds of different terrain and landmarks, that it’s been given the nickname “Iceland in miniature.”  At the far western end is Snæfellsjökull, the nearly mile-high volcano that Jules Verne used as the starting… Read More Day 18, pt. 2: on the road again – Snæfellsnes