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West Iceland is home to Borgarfjordur fjord and Snaefellsnes peninsula. At the famous Snaefellsjokull glacier, located on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, you can find the passage to the center of the Earth, as depicted in the famous novel: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne.

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Snaefellsnes peninsula

Fishing Village Of Arnarstapi in Iceland

Mesmerizing seashore and mountain range in Arnarstapi fishing village, Iceland

Snaefellsnes peninsula is often referred to as "Iceland in a Nutshell." Located only a two-hour drive from Reykjavik, it has a spectacularly diverse landscape. From glistening Snæfellsjökull ice cap to lava fields, waterfalls, caves, and charming fishing villages - Snaefellsnes has it all.

Kirkjufell mountain

Kirkjufell Mountain during Summer in Iceland

Kirkjufell mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, Iceland

Kirkjufell is probably the most famous mountain in Iceland. Its image can be seen in almost every souvenir shop. Standing at 463 m (1519 ft) high, Kirkjufell is a truly impressive landmark. Kirkjufell obtained even more fame after it appeared in the renowned HBO series Game of Thrones. This mountain was featured in season 6 and season 7 as n "arrowhead mountain".

Vatnshellir Lava Cave

Rock Formations at Vatnshellir Lava Cave

Rock formations at the inside of Vatnshellir Lava Cave, Iceland

Vatnshellir Lava Cave is situated in the heart of Snæfellsjökull National Park, around a 10-minute drive from Hellnar village. This lava cave was created by a volcanic eruption in the Purkholar crater nearby. When the surface lava came into contact with the air, it turned into rock, with the lava underneath continuing to flow. That's how the magnificent lava tubes are created, and, while visiting Vatnshellir, you'll get a chance to explore it!

Langjökull Glacier

Man at Langjokull Glacier in Iceland

Giant ice formations at Langjökull glacier in Iceland

Langjokull, or the "Long Glacier," is the second-largest glacier in Iceland. It extends to vast 935 sq km (361 sq mi). It is located in the Icelandic Highlands, next to the two main highlands tracks. The glacier sits next to the two country's active volcanic areas, one in the north-east and the other in the south-west. One of these volcanic systems heats the geothermal area of Hveravellir. In the east, there's a Kjalhraun lava field, which was formed approximately 7800 years ago.

Snæfellsjökull Glacier

Scenic View of Snaefellsjokull Glacier in Iceland

Panoramic view of Snaefellsjokull glacier ice cap, Iceland

Snæfellsjökull is a 7,000-year-old volcano covered by ice. Located on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west of Iceland, it attracts visitors from all over the world. This glacier became extremely famous after it appeared in Jules Verne's novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. In this novel, Snaefellsjokull was chosen as an entrance to the Earth's center.

Víðgelmir lava cave

Vidgelmir Lava Cave in Iceland

Víðgelmir lava cave in Iceland

The Víðgelmir cave is located close to Husafell, making it a perfect destination if you're traveling within the area. This 1585-meter (5200-feet) lava tube is one of the most popular destinations for lava caving. Víðgelmir cave has a paved walkway and installed lights, making it super easy to traverse even for beginners.

Attractions in West Iceland