The waterfalls of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula tour started only at 9am which was a godsend. This meant a sleep-in and the opportunity to test breakfast outside the hotel. After two days of getting up really early, booking a tour which starts later was a great idea.

Getting to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula takes a while. It is up on the west coast of Iceland. But the two-hour drive (or so) is picturesque and offers lots of photo opportunities.

on the way to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula @Iceland

First up was the Vatnaleid waterfall, another foss or so to speak, which though small is still worth a photo stop. No one else stopped while we were there. But I still liked to get the dimensions of the fall. It does look small at first, but we look puny next to it.

Vatnaleid waterfall might look small but is still large next to us @Iceland

around Vatnaleid waterfall @Iceland

The drive to our next destination couldn’t have been more scenic. I don’t know what’s with the island but whenever I looked out the window I was enchanted. No matter the weather!

drive to Kirkjufellsfoss @Iceland

Our next stop was Kirkjufellsfoss, which was not bigger than Vatnaleid. But it looked a lot more majestic with the Kirkjufell in the back.

Kirkjufellsfoss @Iceland

view from the Kirkjufellsfoss on the river the water flows into @Iceland

Kirkjufellsfoss with its three spouts @Iceland

Kirkjufellsfoss on Snæfellsnes Peninsula @Iceland

We deserved a break after these two waterfalls. At Grundarfjörður (about 10 minutes from the waterfall) we stopped for lunch before going on to see the rest of the peninsula. Yours, Pollybert


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