Thursday, May 18, 2017

ICELAND: The Snaefellsness Peninsula

We left Reykjavik around 7:30am to head towards our hostel on the Snaefellsness Peninsula (lovingly referred to as the Snuffaluffagus Peninsula throughout our trip). It was a 3 hour drive, but we planned to take extra time for stopping at sights along the way. It was a rainy day, but nonetheless beautiful. Iceland is an enchanted place, and although the sky was grey there were plenty of rainbows (more than I've ever seen within a week) to balance the dreary weather. 

Our first stop was to visit Gerduberg - geometrical basalt columns that cause the rock face to appear as though it has been folded into an accordion. This unique geology can be found right off the road, and is easy to approach. 

Following that, we stopped at Ytri Tunga, a beach which hosts a seal colony. We did see a couple of seals, but they were rather far and difficult to photograph. Regardless, the location was tranquil and the nearby farm and land was populated with sheep.

Thus started our journey through the Snaefellsness Peninsula, which included some of our favorite Icelandic locations. This small area contains so many unique & beautiful sights, which we will explore in the upcoming posts! This is part of a series of posts about our trip to Iceland.

Like this post? Follow for more!

No comments:

Post a Comment