Thursday, August 10, 2017

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Arnarstapi, Iceland

Black pebble beach
Snæfellsnes National Park, Iceland

Kirkjufell Mountain and Falls
Grundarfjördur, Iceland 

Highway 56 at 10pm Sunset
Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland 

Fourteen hours. Two adventurers. One rental car. One Snæfellsnes Peninsula. That was the objective for today, and it was Iceland in her glory. My Mom and I spent the day driving around, hiking, and exploring the many popular and secret gems of this part of Iceland. While the photos may seem lovely, I'd like to add that there was so much wind, I had to dress for a blizzard to retain any warmth while outside the car. (Slightly dramatic but still today's wind made Chicago seem stagnant.) Throughout the peninsula and the National Park, there were charming seaside villages, a one (called Budir) was only a church and a hotel. The waterfalls were plentiful and all jaw-dropping. And the mountains were marvelous - colorful and wondrous from every angle. I felt like a kid in a landscape candy store. If you come to Iceland, add the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to your plans. 

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