Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland. 冰島西部
Iceland’s three official national parks are Vatnajökull at the south, Snæfellsjökull at the west and Þingvellir within the Golden Circle. The Snæfellsjökull day tour is go around almost half of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and see the coastline and rock formations.
教會山 Mt. Kirkjufell & Kirkjufellsfoss
Mt. Kirkjufell (463 m) is the signature landmark on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, she is one of Iceland's most photographed mountains.
Most people will take the waterfall in front and Mt. Kirkufell on background but we are not from this angle, here is the panoramic view at Kirkjufellsfoss. The short drop Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall consists of 3 water streams which are extended from the root of Mt. Kirkjufell. If you are lucky, you can take a beautiful photos of Mt. Kirkjufell with the Northern lights.
People walking on the old bridge which lies on top of the waterfall. Some of them are walking fast and busy at taking photos. It is idyllic and Interesting to view Kirkjufellsfoss in a distant.
Here is the observation deck at Djúpalónssandur beach.
Walk down the path where you will walk through a lava field with huge lava formations.
The whole beach is made of small black smooth pebbles, some iron pieces remains are scattered everywhere and most of those are rusted. I felt sad and guess an unfortunate event had been happened.
Finally found out that a British trawler was wrecked east of Dritvík cove on the night of 1948. Fourteen men lost their lives and five were saved. These iron remains are kept here in memory of these brave fishermen from England.
舊燈塔 Malarrif Lighthouse
在黑沙灘附近是國家公園的資訊中心，這裡有一些遊樂設施和一個舊燈塔 (建於1917, 在1946年翻新)。燈塔是座落最遙遠最偏方的守護者，在海邊山頭孤軍作戰。
This is a concrete lighthouse (built in 1917, then rebuilt in 1946) in Snæfellsjökull National Park around the visitor’s centre. We find some playground equipment and we can take the path towards the lighthouse. Lighthouse as a watchman serving at the remote boundary and protecting their people.
In former times Arnarstapi was a vibrant fishing village and today here is a sightseeing hotspot. The mountain Mt. Stapafell behind the white house is shaped like a pyramid and a bit further shows parts of Snæfellsjökull glacier, but unfortunately we visit her on a cloudy day. You can imagine how relax and enjoyable living in such scenic nature.
It is possible to walk along the shore, we saw a stone bridge and enjoy the panoramic view of the coastline. Walk to the end of the path is an observation platform above the beautiful Gatklettur - is a cliff with a circular arch. Rock Arch shows how distinctive wave action has eroded the rocks into arches and beautiful swirled patterns. The view will be much better in good weather.
看海豹 Seal Watching
Ytri Tunga is the most reliable place in Iceland to see seals. We watch the seal enjoying sunset.
一天即日來回的旅程比較緊湊，西部遊到這裡結束。我們參加最後的一個當地團 - 黃金圈下回分解。
It comes to the end of the tour to Snæfellsnes peninsula, we enjoyed a day pampered in nature and going back to Reykjavik. Coming next is the tour to Golden Circle. Stay tuned.
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