Other Snaefellsnes Waterfalls

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, West Region (Vesturland), Iceland

About Other Snaefellsnes Waterfalls


Hiking Distance: roadside
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Date first visited: 2007-06-23
Date last visited: 2007-06-24

Waterfall Latitude: 64.85274
Waterfall Longitude: -23.36355

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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).

Road_54_003_06232007 - One of the many unnamed yet impressive waterfalls on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
One of the many unnamed yet impressive waterfalls on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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).

Authorities

The Snaefellsnes Waterfalls reside in the West Region of Iceland. It is administered by the municipality of Snæfellsbær. For information or inquiries about the general area as well as current conditions, you may want to try visiting their website.

Langa_001_06232007 - Some low waterfall we saw just as we started to get onto the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Langa_002_06232007 - Here's a more contextual look at that low waterfall we saw just as we started to get onto the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Road_54_007_06232007 - Dual cascades tumbling down on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Snaefellsnes_003_jx_06232007 - Looking across a lake towards another mountain cascade on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Snaefellsnes_006_jx_06232007 - Looking towards a small waterfall beneath a mountain clinging to its snow on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Snaefellsnes_029_jx_06232007 - While we were cutting across the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on Road 54, we spotted this waterfall during the ascent
Snaefellsnes_031_jx_06232007 - We also spotted this long cascade while cutting across the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Snaefellsnes_033_jx_06232007 - Looking back towards the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula while we were cutting across
Road_574_006_06232007 - On the north side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula just 3.5km east of Ólafsvik on Route 574 was what my maps called Rjukandi (Rjúkandi)
Mavahlid_003_06232007 - 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 Peninsula
Mavahlid_001_06232007 - More focused look at the attractive waterfall near the Mavahlið farm
Snaefellsnes_050_jx_06242007 - Another look at the attractive waterfall near the Mavahlið farm on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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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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