Snæfellsnes-jökull

Pictured By – Axel Kristinsson Snæfellsjökull (snow-fell glacier) is a 700,000-year-old glacier-capped stratovolcano in western Iceland at a height of 1446 metres. It is situated on the most western part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland and can be seen from the city of Reykjavík over Faxa Bay, at a distance of 120 km away. The…

Kirkjufell

Pictured By – Anjalikiggal Kirkjufell, or ‘Church Mountain’ standing at 463 meters  is a distinctly shaped peak found on the north shore of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula, only a short distance away from the town of Grundarfjörður. It is often called ‘the most photographed mountain in Iceland’, due to its dramatic formation and perfect coastal location.…

Hvannadalshnúkur

Pictured By – Gummao Hvannadalshnjúkur, is the highest peak of Öræfajökull volcanic glacier in Vatnajökull National Park and the tallest mountain in Iceland. Its latest measurement finds it to be 2,110 meters tall. Due to the fact Iceland is located over a rift valley, where the tectonic plates are pulling apart rather that crushing together,…

Hekla

Pictured By – Hansueli Krapf Hekla, or Hecla, is a stratovolcano in the south of Iceland with a height of 1,488 m and is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes with over 20 eruptions being recorded  in and around the volcano since 874. During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the “Gateway to Hell”.…