Kirkjufell Mountain
Kirkjufell Mountain
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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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  • ERFSU82
    Wellington, Florida1,224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Majestic backdrop
    A majestic mountain that serves as the perfect backdrop to Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. Easily seen from miles around, the view from the falls is extra special. It’s worth parking and walking the short distance to spend a few minutes to take in the views from the falls.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 21, 2023
  • orrdin
    New York893 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can’t beat this view
    One of the stars of Iceland and it didn’t disappoint. Despite a cloudy and partially rainy day the mountain and the falls were just gorgeous and well worth the stop. It was one of the few places we saw that required to pay for parking but it was worth the money. Simply a must see.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Tom J
    London, United Kingdom1,622 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Famous Mountain of Iceland
    If you’ve seen a postcard from Iceland chances are it may have Kirkjufell on it. The uniquely shaped mountain is one of the most iconic sights of Iceland located on the north side of the Snaefellsness peninsula. We did a day road trip around the peninsula and started it off by visiting Kirkjufell. There is a paid car park located at Kirkjufellsfoss (1000ISK) for 24hrs. Of which has the short walk to the falls where you can capture that iconic shot of the mountain with the falls in front of it. Beware if you do park here, it is an ANPR car park so if you drive in you need to check your timing and pay to avoid a fine. The mountain itself is breathtaking and just as good in person as it is on a postcard - it really makes you stop and take a moment in it’s presence!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 30, 2023
  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts35,370 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Game of Thrones location
    The first sightseeing stop of our wonderful tour with Nice Travel “Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik” was famous Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland and one of the Game of Thrones filming locations (Arrowhead Mountain). It was just a fishing village before and now big cruise ships are coming to see the “Game of Thrones” Mountain. The weather gods were kind to us, the rain has stopped and it wasn’t windy. Actually, there are two equally beautiful mountains in Grundarfjörður: Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss across the road from Kirkjufell.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 15, 2023
  • INKA97
    Frankfurt, Germany510 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only If You Love Nature
    It's worth comming here. Wander around and see the mountain from different views and different daylights. The waterfalls nearby are a beautiful foreground of the Mountain. But be aware the parking is very expensive, 10,000 ISK, no matter how long you stay.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 17, 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iceland's Matterhorn
    The Kirkjufell Mountain claims to be Iceland's most photographed attraction. Indeed, it's an amazing sight, much reminding on Switzerland's Matterhorn. You can see it from the road and approach it on several spots. We stayed in a same name guesthouse (Kirkjufell Guesthouse - very good) so had direct views of it. Unfortunately, no northern lights when we've been.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 29, 2023
  • varneykr
    Hancock, New Hampshire526 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magestic mountain and waterfall
    This mountain is worth visiting. We parked in the parking lot to walk to the waterfall, which was rather expensive. I wish we had stopped along the road to take more photos from different angles. Microspikes were a must to access the waterfall.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 22, 2024
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varneykr
Hancock, NH526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This mountain is worth visiting. We parked in the parking lot to walk to the waterfall, which was rather expensive. I wish we had stopped along the road to take more photos from different angles. Microspikes were a must to access the waterfall.
Written February 22, 2024
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Rob a
Spalding, UK53 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Family
Beautiful, the whole peninsula is stunning but seeing this the day after boxing day was just amazing....
Written December 28, 2023
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Ričards Edijs
Latvia105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A nice sight, however, it isn't necessary to park in the paid parking lot since you can just drive a bit further to another spot and have an ven better view with a reflection in the water.
Written December 17, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The Kirkjufell Mountain claims to be Iceland's most photographed attraction. Indeed, it's an amazing sight, much reminding on Switzerland's Matterhorn.
You can see it from the road and approach it on several spots.
We stayed in a same name guesthouse (Kirkjufell Guesthouse - very good) so had direct views of it. Unfortunately, no northern lights when we've been.
Written November 30, 2023
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INKA97
Frankfurt, Germany510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It's worth comming here. Wander around and see the mountain from different views and different daylights. The waterfalls nearby are a beautiful foreground of the Mountain. But be aware the parking is very expensive, 10,000 ISK, no matter how long you stay.
Written November 17, 2023
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Be U
Bangkok, Thailand225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is outstanding mountain which you can see from the main road. I just pulled over and got pictures. If you want to get in waterfall on the scene then need to pay for parking fee.
Written November 2, 2023
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Lucie B
Malnate, Italy11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Iconic landscape of Iceland. it is suggestive at the sunset with the colors and the waterfall. A very beautiful place not so far from the parking (you have to pay with the app)
Written October 14, 2023
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was one of the stops we made on a tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Very lovely town with beautiful views of Mount Kirkjufell and the Waterfall. It would have been nice to spend more time in this area. We spent an hour – 2 to 3 hours would have been better.
Written October 5, 2023
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA35,370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The first sightseeing stop of our wonderful tour with Nice Travel “Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik” was famous Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland and one of the Game of Thrones filming locations (Arrowhead Mountain). It was just a fishing village before and now big cruise ships are coming to see the “Game of Thrones” Mountain. The weather gods were kind to us, the rain has stopped and it wasn’t windy. Actually, there are two equally beautiful mountains in Grundarfjörður: Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss across the road from Kirkjufell.
Written September 15, 2023
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Thomas J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I booked a Winter Getaway through Icelandair, 6 nights and 7 days. January 15, 2023 to January 22, 2023. I stayed at a hotel on the Central Plaza in Reykjavik. 2 blocks from City Hall, 2 blocks from Parliament, and 2 blocks from the Harbour.

I couldn't have imagined a better trip than this. The Hotel, breakfast, 4 guided tours, round-trip transportation from Keflavik to Reykjavik, Non-stop flight from IAD to KEF, for $1,109 USD. A real bargain. Actually everything in Iceland is very inexpensive. No this is not a commercial!

The Northern Lights didn't make an appearance on Monday, my 1st night in Iceland, so they re-booked us for Wednesday. This was out in the Golden Circle. However, the Northern Lights came out over the Harbour in all there glory on Tuesday, I cancelled the re-booked trip. Another stop was the Secret Lagoon. I hit a hotspot that made me jump so high out of the water, I looked like a missile...lol. So I grabbed a jug of Reyka and kicked back in the hotspring for about 3 hours. Took a nap back to the Hotel.

I loved every minute of this trip. Only 3.5 hours of sunlight from Jan. 15 to the 23. It only fell lower than 32F at 1:AM or so. The only downside was the wind. 2 of those days it was so windy, I thought my ears would break off if I touched them. The upside to the wind, on my departure date it was 36F but the wind closed Iceland to all air traffic, so I received an extra day to January 23, 2023, on the house.

The Kirkjufell Mountain was on one of the tours. Amazing!!!! The ice and snow covered waterfalls still flowed brilliantly. The ground is warm from the lave flowing not far below the ground. As the say, "Iceland is Green and Greenland is Ice," isn't all true. There is plenty of Ice in Iceland!! This January 2024 I plan a return trip to Iceland, but doing a driving vacation around the Ring Road for 17 days. I expect to venture in and around Kirkjufell Mountain.

As I said, if you really want a great trip to a beautiful paradise, go!!!! Go in the winter!!! I do plan a layover next July 2024 for a few days. I'll get to experience the midnight sun and the real Green, Iceland can be. Reykjavik is only like two steps from the Arctic Circle, but don't let that scare you about a Winter trip. Iceland is on the Jetstream and has relatively mild temperatures in the Winter, especially being located on the North American and European, tectonic plates. The underground lava flows keeps it quite livable and enjoyable.

I can't say enough great things about Iceland and especially Kirkjufell, Mountain.
Written September 10, 2023
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