Other Snaefellsnes Waterfalls

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, West Region, Iceland

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Gorgeous waterfall fronted by a just-as-gorgeous mat of wildflowers

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INTRODUCTION

There are other Snaefellsnes Waterfalls (or Snæfellsnes Waterfalls) beyond those already mentioned on this website's West Region pages. And since over half of the waterfalls in the region that we have dedicated writeups for were concentrated on this peninsula, it was only fitting that there were so many more waterfalls that we saw that we didn't have writeups for (for one reason or another).

So this page was dedicated to those other waterfalls that you might be able to see while touring the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula. And as you can see from the photos on this page, many of these weren't slouches either!

And although we were on a waterfalling excursion throughout the country, which brought us to this less-touristed region of the country, we also spotted other memorable attractions like black sand beaches, sea arches, glaciers, and even a midnight sun! It was definitely one of the highlights of our Iceland trip (which contained numerous highlights).




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PHOTO JOURNAL

An attractive waterfall seen near the Mavahlið farmAn attractive waterfall seen near the Mavahlið farm
One of the joys of touring the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a sunny day like this was checking out Snæfellsjökull from the bay and black sand beach at DjúpalónssandurOne of the joys of touring the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a sunny day like this was checking out Snæfellsjökull from the bay and black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur
Another joy of touring the Snæfellsnes Peninsula was checking out the sea arches at Arnarstapi though we also spotted these waterfalls in the distance falling into the oceanAnother joy of touring the Snæfellsnes Peninsula was checking out the sea arches at Arnarstapi though we also spotted these waterfalls in the distance falling into the ocean
Some low waterfall we saw just as we started to get onto the Snæfellsnes PeninsulaSome low waterfall we saw just as we started to get onto the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Here's a more contextual look at that low waterfall we saw just as we started to get onto the Snæfellsnes PeninsulaHere's a more contextual look at that low waterfall we saw just as we started to get onto the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Dual cascades tumbling down on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes PeninsulaDual cascades tumbling down on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Looking across a lake towards another mountain cascade on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes PeninsulaLooking across a lake towards another mountain cascade on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Looking towards a small waterfall beneath a mountain clinging to its snow on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes PeninsulaLooking towards a small waterfall beneath a mountain clinging to its snow on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

While we were cutting across the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on Road 54, we spotted this waterfall during the ascentWhile we were cutting across the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on Road 54, we spotted this waterfall during the ascent

We also spotted this long cascade while cutting across the Snæfellsnes PeninsulaWe also spotted this long cascade while cutting across the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Looking back towards the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula while we were cutting acrossLooking back towards the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula as we were cutting across. I threw this photo in there just to break up the waterfall fatigue and show you the superlative scenery on such a gorgeous day

On the north side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula just 3.5km east of Ólafsvik on Route 574 was what my maps called Rjukandi (Rjúkandi)On the north side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula just 3.5km east of Ólafsvik on Route 574 was what my maps called Rjukandi (Rjúkandi). We took a brief unpaved access spur road to get this closer look at it, but we didn't know if we were driving on someone's driveway or not so we didn't linger for long

Here's a broad view of the attractive waterfall by the Mavahlið farm, which we saw east of Olafsvik while heading towards Stykkisholmur on the north side of the Snæfellsnes PeninsulaHere's a broad view of the attractive waterfall by the Mavahlið farm, which we saw east of Olafsvik while heading towards Stykkisholmur on the north side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Roadside waterfall behind some power lines somewhere near GrundarfjordurRoadside waterfall behind some power lines somewhere near Grundarfjordur


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

We were pretty much covering the coastal stretches of road along Route 54 in both the southern and northern ends of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula as well as the Route 574 going around the western end of the peninsula.

To give you a sense of the geographical context of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Ólafsvík (on the northwestern side of the peninsula) was 64km (about an hour drive) west of the ferry town of Stykkishólmur (on the northern side of the peninsula), 118km (90 minutes drive) northwest of Borgarnes (on the southeast side of the peninsula), and 187km (2.5 hours drive) north of Reykjavik.




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ITINERARIES

For more information about our itineraries involving this waterfall, check out the following links.




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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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