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: 2021-08-18

Waterfall Latitude: 64.85274
Waterfall Longitude: -23.36355

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There are other Snaefellsnes Waterfalls (or Snæfellsnes Waterfalls) beyond those that we already have write-ups for on this website’s West Region pages.

In fact, there were so many waterfalls that we spotted throughout the peninsula that it wasn’t practical to have individualized write-ups for each one.

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 that was why I made up this page to essentially celebrate and acknowledge the many other waterfalls that we spotted in this part of Iceland.

That said, there could be some flux as we later find out some of the waterfalls that have appeared on this page may deserve their own write-up given that they have dedicated trails or excursions to them.

Indeed, this page is really for those roadside waterfalls that we’ve seen that we could pause briefly for or just keep going past while a passenger tries to take pictures while the car’s moving.

That just shows you how many and often the Snæfellsnes Waterfalls were coming at us!

Drive_to_Snaefellsness_075_iPhone_08172021 - This was one of the more conspicuous waterfalls that we spotted while driving around the head of the Álftafjörður which my LMI map might have called it the Ófeigsfoss
This was one of the more conspicuous waterfalls that we spotted while driving around the head of the Álftafjörður which my LMI map might have called it the Ófeigsfoss

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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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.

Shark_Museum_005_08172021 - We spotted this seemingly random waterfall right behind the Shark Museum on the north side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This was where we finally got to try hákarl on our August 2021 visit
Shark_Museum_008_08172021 - More contextual look at the cascade behind the Shark Museum, which we accidentally spotted while visiting the Shark Museum
Drive_to_Kirkjufellsfoss_sunset_005_iPhone_08172021 - Looking in the distance towards the tall cascade tumbling behind the Mavahlið Farm while driving east on the Road 54 in August 2021
Drive_to_Kirkjufellsfoss_sunset_006_iPhone_08172021 - Looking at the context of that roadside cascade behind the Mavahlið Farm while driving east on the Road 54 under cloudy skies in August 2021
Drive_to_Bjarnafoss_006_iPhone_08182021 - This interesting cascade was near the summit of the pass going across the Snæfellsnes Peninsula when heading from north to south during our visit in August 2021
Drive_to_Bjarnafoss_017_iPhone_08182021 - During our drive towards the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, we spotted more random waterfalls near the taller Bjarnafoss Waterfall in the distance in August 2021
Drive_to_Bjarnafoss_026_iPhone_08182021 - Looking back at one of the other random waterfalls on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula from the car park for the Bjarnafoss Waterfall
Drive_to_Gerduberg_009_iPhone_08182021 - Just to give you an idea of how easy it was to spot waterfalls along the Road 54 in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, just about every gully in the mountains seen in this photo harbored cascades and waterfalls during our visit in August 2021
Langa_001_06232007 - Some low waterfall we saw just as we started to get onto the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on our June 2007 visit
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 in June 2007
Road_54_007_06232007 - Dual cascades tumbling down on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula as seen in June 2007
Snaefellsnes_003_jx_06232007 - Looking across a lake towards another mountain cascade on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in June 2007
Snaefellsnes_006_jx_06232007 - Looking towards a small waterfall beneath a mountain clinging to its snow on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in June 2007
Snaefellsnes_029_jx_06232007 - While we were cutting across the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on Road 54 during our June 2007 visit, we spotted this waterfall during the ascent
Snaefellsnes_031_jx_06232007 - We also spotted this long cascade while cutting across the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in June 2007
Snaefellsnes_033_jx_06232007 - Looking back towards the southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula while we were cutting across it in June 2007. I threw this photo in there just to break up the waterfall fatigue and show you the superlative scenery on such a gorgeous day
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) as seen in June 2007
Mavahlid_003_06232007 - Here's a broad view of the attractive waterfall by the Mavahlið farm as seen in June 2007, 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 as of June 2007
Snaefellsnes_050_jx_06242007 - Another look at the attractive waterfall near the Mavahlið farm on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in June 2007


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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