Kirkjufell

Grundarfjörður's beautiful landmark Kirkjufell (Church Mountain) is said to be the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Its isolated position, 463 meters above sea level and jutting out into the sea, makes it a focal point for travellers and locals alike. The colours of the mountain change colours every season, from the summer greens to winter white so you‘ll always find a new perspective to this majestic mountain.

Next to Kirkjufell is the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall that channels the glacial water of Snaefellsjokull glacier. The three pronged waterfall isn‘t very tall but makes for a beautiful photographing opportunity with the mountain in the background. Close by is another stunning waterfall, Grundarfoss.

Surrounded by beaches, Kirkjufell has a lovely walking trail around it as well as a more challenging and steep climb up to the top. Two spots involving a rope climb make it dangerous to scale when wet and should not be attempted without a guide.
The surrounding area is full of bird- and marine life and in winter, orca whales have been seen in the fjord.

The town of Grundafjordur offers accommodation, restaurants, a 9 hole golf course as well as a variety of other outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding, ice-climbing and camping.

 

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