Place of the week – Mt. Kirkjufell in West Iceland

Grundarfjörður’s beautiful landmark is Mt. Kirkjufell, (Church mountain), (463 m), sometimes called “Sugarloaf”. It´s probably the most photographed mountain in Iceland.

Its isolated position jutting out into the sea makes it a focal point for tourists and seamen alike.

Surrounded by beaches, Kirkjufell has a lovely walking trail around it as well as a more challenging climb up to the top where bird and fish fossils can be found (guide is recommended).

Mt. Kirkjufell is by road 54 on the Northern part of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, about 18o km from Reykjavík.