West of Reykjavik, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Our first excursion outside of Reykjavik was into the western area known as the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The region is full of fjords, mountains, volcanic peaks, and cliffs, most of which were covered in a low cloud layer. I would have preferred better views, but we still enjoyed a long country drive, small ocean villages, and black sand beaches, and fantastic landscapes. We completed the loop around the entire peninsula, but conditions weren’t spectacular for photos. There is so much more to see than what I was able to capture here.

Reykjavik – Iceland Part 1
West of Reykjavik, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Iceland Part 2
South of Reykjavik, to Vik and back – Iceland Part 3
East of Reykjavik, the Golden Circle – Iceland Part 4

The first of many Icelandic sheep encounters. These ones, unlike many, were not standing in the road.
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Cow graffiti
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
The town of Borgarnes
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Basalt Columns
Sheep at the Cafe
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
A stone statue of Bárður Snæfellsás from an ancient tale
Lifting stones on a black sand beach. It’s said the stones were used to gauge if a prospective sailor’s strength was sufficient for the job.
A stormy day on a black sand beach

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