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Kirkjufell Mountain

Road 54, Grundarfjorour 350, Iceland
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The mountain is near Grundarfjordur, a teensy-weensy town in west Iceland. With a summit 1,500 feet above sea level, Mount Kirkjufell the biggest landmark in the village of about 900 residents. Kirkjufell stands on snaefellsnes peninsula of its own, a stunning backdrop for the multicolored Icelandic sky.
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Road 54, Grundarfjorour 350, Iceland
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"northern lights"
in 17 reviews
"snaefellsnes peninsula"
in 13 reviews
"road trip"
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"across the road"
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"nearby waterfall"
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"beautiful photos"
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"walter mitty"
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"day trip"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 4 reviews
"car park"
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"take your time"
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"short walk"
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"golden circle"
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"worth a stop"
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"great shots"
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"out of the way"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of other peoples reviews seem to just be about the view. We heard there was a path so we went to find it and aimed to summit. We managed it up and down in 2.5hours but we were going pretty fast. It was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a path around but it can be very difficult at times with unclear markings and uneven stepping. Beautiful views regardless. Took us about 3 hours

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a photographer I had been looking forward to viewing and photographing this stunning mountain. Unfortunately on the two visits I made it was virtually engulfed in cloud all of the time. My learn is that I need to allocate more time to such a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending all day on the mostly lonely roads of Sneafellness we were quite suprised to see so many people at Kirkjufell. Since it was still snowy and cold the view was quite different than the "summer view" of the mountain we saw on pictures....More

Thank AnniCatti
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome!!!! The three waterfalls, the beautiful looking scenery and the drive there was breathtaking! Put this on your list to see and enjoy!!!

Thank Erin B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those places that is so popular that the number of people almost spoil it. Very easy access to the falls from the Snaefells road and a short day trip if you are staying in Stykkisholmur. I'm betting that in summer (we...More

Thank abearfellow
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a huge Game of Thrones fan, this was one of my must-visits during our time in Iceland. We drove from the West end of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and as we were nearing the mountain I saw this tall, flat topped mountain that my friend...More

Thank KTYYC
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

From the town of Grundarfjördur this mountain looks just like any other of the thousands that are on Iceland, but when you drive out of town and see it from the waterfall side, it becomes majestic. This must be one of the most photographed places...More

1  Thank Ugo C
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

One of the most iconic locations for landscape photography in Iceland... Kirkjufell Mountain is simply awesome!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I did not think much of this spot until we actually at the viewpoint. Viewing from the east side, the mountain looked just like any mountain. Once arrived at the actual viewpoint, with waterfalls and can actually see the “arrowhead” silhouette, this was worth a...More

1  Thank wongchizzle
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Fiona R
27 August 2017|
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Response from Storrs2000 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see anyone climbing. I read that you need to hire guides. There are plenty of other beautiful places to hike!
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patricia g
18 April 2017|
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Response from דייויד ה | Reviewed this property |
"If "the town" is Grundarfjörður, then absolutely!" This would be my answer too. We stayed at the Framnes Hotel, a short walking distance from the mountain. Hope my information was helpfull. David
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joyj12345
15 March 2017|
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Response from Envir0ment | Reviewed this property |
I drove in a Golf, lol :) Pretty much everywhere on the coast. Take your time and explore!
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