A Day and a Half Spent Driving Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Photos

Is a four day solo road trip through Iceland enough to properly explore the country?

Absolutely not. But, it sure does make for one heck of a brilliant teaser.

My visit to Iceland’s Westfjords left off as I hopped the small car ferry from the Ferry Baldur terminal. The ferry took me across perfectly flat seas, stopped briefly at the car-less island of Flatey, and continued on before docking at Stykkishólmur on  Snæfellsnes peninsula. The following day and a half was spent exploring Snæfellsnes, photographing waterfalls, walking old volcanic craters, and even spotting an Orca from the cliffs.  It was beautiful and included amazing experiences with locals as I stumbled into the local annual Fisherman’s Festival.  This post showcases photos taken during the ferry ride and my time spent on Snæfellsnes. 

 

My trip to the Westfjords was, in no small part, inspired by Hjortur who I interviewed about Iceland, the Viking Sagas, and all things related here.  Photos in this post were captured using a Canon 6D (aff. link) and combination of lenses. Make sure to catch all five of my full Iceland albums over on flickr here.


 
Icelandic Horses - Snæfellsnes Peninsula
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Svörtuloft Lighthouse - Iceland
 
Breiðafjörður Bay and Flatey
 
Svörtuloft Lighthouse - Iceland
 
Svörtuloft Lighthouse - Iceland
 
Ingjaldshólskirkja - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Malarrif Lighthouse - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Icelandic Horses - Snæfellsnes Peninsula
 
Kirkjufellsfoss - Snæfellsnes - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Svörtuloft Lighthouse - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Icelandic Horses - Snæfellsnes Peninsula
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Kirkjufellsfoss - Snæfellsnes - Iceland
 
Ingjaldshólskirkja - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Icelandic Horses - Snæfellsnes Peninsula
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Iceland
 

I hope you enjoyed! All photos were taken on a Canon 6D with a variety of lenses aff. link. You can click into the individual photo to see what lens was used and what my settings were. These photos are just a small cross section of the shots I took while in Iceland. See the full albums in Color Iceland Album / Black and White.

Didn’t catch my Westfjords post and albums? Read it here.

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Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.

2 Comments

  1. Hi Alex,

    I’m a friend of Kathy Levin’s, and she suggested I reach out to you. I’m a writer living in Sedona, and I’m considering a blog that is a little like what you’re doing, but focused on Northern Arizona/Four Corners. I am very new to the blogging world, and when I was telling Kathy about my attempts to become more savvy she immediately suggested I should introduce myself to you. Anyhow, if you don’t mind sharing some of your experiences of what worked and what didn’t, I would be very appreciative.

    I loved your Iceland pictures, so very beautiful! My husband and I were just there last December. It was such a stunning landscape, but also a winter one, and the dramatic storms dictated what we could and couldn’t see. We both felt we needed to come back when weather would permit us to see Iceland’s beauty in a milder season. Your pictures are renewing my resolve to make that happen.

    • Hi Ilana, great to hear from you! You’re very welcome to fire me an e-mail and we can chat. Been blogging since 07′ and heavily involved in the travel space, so more than happy to elaborate a bit. Easiest for me if you hone in on specific areas you’re interested in or running into issues and then I can elaborate based on that.

      Thanks for the kind words on Iceland! I can’t wait to get back and to explore more of the Island. Debating a trip this winter to catch the northern lights and some of the dramatic winter landscapes.

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