Iceland Kirkjufell


A striking, cone-shaped mountain in Iceland's Snæfellsnes Peninsula, famed for its scenic waterfalls and popular amongst photographers.

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Producers of the wildly popular TV series Game of Thrones were big fans of Iceland as a shooting location. Touring these spots has become a popular activity for mega-fans of the show. The most famous locations are Kirkjufell on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula (the arrowhead mountain north of the wall), and Grjótagjá, the hot spring inside a cave where Jon Snow and Ygritte shared their secret tryst.  

jimmytayles 4 years ago

Kirkjufell is the most photographed mountain in Iceland- and for good reason! The 463 m tall mountain towers amongst its ethereal landscape, and in the winter creates negative space against the picturesque dances of northern lights. Climbing this mountain is not an easy feat, but the life-changing scenery and effervescent views of mossy greens and endless sprawling land are once-in-a-lifetime.

seeker 3 years ago

You may have seen Kirkjufell on many Iceland post cards. Though not massive, it’s unique and prominent shape make it worth visiting during any season.

jasmineagbhow 3 years ago

Kirkjufell Guides

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    themarvelousmrsm (Josette Faye Mamsaang)
    The land of fire and ice. We were captivated of how beautiful this country is. Went in November, was raining on some days but still worth seeing the landscapes, waterfalls, etc. We even saw the Northern Lights on our way on the plane, when we were passing Canada. Didn’t get a chance to see the lights while in Iceland due to the ugly weather we had though we still had so much fun exploring it.
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    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    If you like mountain climbing- then we're sure you’ve heard of these intense treks. The stunning summits of these mountains goes between picturesque, forested grounds to rugged, icy terrain, and everything in between. From the famous Mount Fuji to the historical Mont Blanc, if you haven’t already, add these adventurous destinations to your climbing bucket list- you won’t be disappointed.
  • 10 Must-Visit Spots on Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula

    jasmineagbhow (Jasmine Caceres)
    The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a part of Iceland’s western region and is known as “Little Iceland” due to the several landscapes. It’s also home to several must-visit attractions.
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Kirkjufell Articles

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    Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is a country to be reckoned with. Isolated between Europe and North America in the far-flung Atlantic, it’s a country in the midst of its own making: volcanoes and glaciers shape the countryside while waterfalls charge off moss-laden cliffs and hot springs bubble forth from below. Lunar-like lava […]