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Snaefellsnes
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Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland

The Snæfellsnes peninsula is situated to the west of Borgarfjörður in the west of Iceland.

It known as "Iceland in Miniature" as many national sights are in this area 

including the Snæfellsjökull volcano.

Snaefellsnes

peninsula

in

Iceland



Kirkjufell on Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland

Kirkjufell on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula





Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula






Snaefellsjokul ( 1446m, 4744ft ) in Iceland

Snaefellsjokul ( 1446m, 4744ft )

The Snæfellsjökull volcano is regarded as one of the symbols of Iceland.

It is the highest mountain on the peninsula and has a glacier at its peak.

( "jökull" means "glacier" in the Icelandic language ). 

The volcano can be seen on clear days from Reykjavik some 120km away. 

Snaefellsjokul is the setting of the novel "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by  Jules Verne.





Snaefellsjokul ( 1446m, 4744ft ) in Iceland

Snaefellsjokul ( 1446m, 4744ft )





Summit of Snaefellsnes ( 1446m ) in Iceland

Summit of Snaefellsjokul ( 1446m, 4744ft )


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