Locals view the West as a land of folklore, knitting (eyes peeled for a sheep round up) and small fishing towns that litter the coastline. Hop on a boat and see if you can spot a whale or a colony of puffins. Weak sea legs? Horse riding through lava fields and past some of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls are all feasible in this wooly (!) corner.
So many and varied are the features of Snæfellsnes peninsula that it is often called Iceland in Miniature. It holds both a volcano and a glacier, lava fields, craters, waterfalls, black and white beaches, caves, picturesque mountains, calm fishing hamlets, villages and towns as well as gorgeous views along the coastline with rugged rocks and frozen trolls jutting out from the Atlantic waves.
Simply driving the roads number 54 and 56 will provide you with stunning vistas in every direction, but you’ll probably want to make a few stops to go out and explore as well.