This epic two to three day road trip takes you around some Iceland’s hidden gems. While not as popular as the Southern Iceland trails, it’s just as easy to traverse by taking Road 54 (also known as Snaefellsnesvegur), which circumnavigates most of the major sites. Stunning glaciers, sparkling fjords, and fairy-tale-like landscapes are just a few of the sights on offer here, and the colourful fishing towns dotted around are like something lifted out of folklore. When taking this route, you can either make a full loop of the peninsula or use the north and south mountain passes, which can make the drive more manageable. Day 1: On the northern end of this route, you’ll see the epic Kirkjufell mountain, one of the most photographed spots in Iceland. Don’t forget to drop by the picturesque town of Grundarfjordur. As you carry on, you can visit the famous Budir Black Church. It’s the only black church on the peninsula and the spotlight in many an Insta photo. Days 2-3: Some of the unmissable scenery on this route includes the Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, a stunning sweep of dramatic landscape that’ll leave you breathless. The incredible Snaefellsjökull Glacier, which sits on top of an active volcano, can be seen up close from Snaefellsjökull National Park or from the entrance to the 800-year-old Vatnshellir Lava Cave. It’s no wonder this trip is quickly becoming one of the most popular road trips to take in Iceland, particularly if you love a mixture of small towns, incredible nature (and have limited time for driving around).
Map of Snæfellsnes
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Welcome to Iceland, where the rugged and natural beauty can be found in icy blue waterfalls, black beaches, massive volcanos, and sparkling northern lights. Unlike other spots around the world, Iceland’s wild (and relatively untouched) landscape demands to be conquered slowly, carefully, and on its own terms. Road tripping is undisputedly one of the best […]