Snaefellsnes – A Honeymoon In Iceland

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland is definitely in the running for one of the most breathtaking locations on the planet. It has crumbling cliffs, towering mountains, giant icecaps and glistening fjords. Which, in my opinion, make one of the most beautiful places to visit on the west coast of Iceland. It was certainly my favourite!

The journey alone to reach the Snaefellsnes peninsula took us via some of the most beautiful scenery on the west coast of Iceland. Whilst the low winter sun glistened in shades of gold on the calm water of the fjords, the lurking clouds developed a glorious red halo.

The Route

Drive along the coastline and you are treated to dramatic basalt cliffs that have been worn down by the wild seas, creating stone pillars and arches where the ocean meets the land.

You’ll also find a wonderful example of one of Iceland’s many orange lighthouses on the peninsula, which you can drive to if you’ve got a 4×4.

You can’t visit this area without visiting the famous Kirkjufell mountain and the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, one of the most photographed in Iceland, and for a good reason. When you see it, you’ll understand why.

No stay in this area would be complete without a visit to the Hotel Budir boutique hotel. This quirky hotel is full of historic touches and vintage charm. It offers travellers a warm and welcoming atmosphere in an otherwise hostile environment. Nearby is the black church of Budir. Just a few hundred meters from the hotel, this church is a popular wedding location. Both locals and destination couples come here looking for somewhere intimate and remote to celebrate their marriage. Being further away from the main tourist routes of Reykjavic and the golden circle, it’s also much quieter than some of the other popular spots in Iceland.

Icelandic horses grazing in the fields near Hotel Glymur by Wild Connections Photography The sun setting by the whale fjord in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography An abandoned car in a skip in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A main road on the Snaefellsness peninsula in Iceland with mountains in the distance by Wild Connections Photography Black cliffs and an orange lighthouse on Iceland's Snaefellsness peninsula by Wild Connections Photography An orange lighthouse in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Back cliffs on the Snaefellsness peninsula in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography The orange lighthouse on Snaefellsness peninsula in west Iceland at sunset by Wild Connections Photography The sea battered cliffs of Arnarstapi in west Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Small turf covered Icelandic houses near Arnarstapi on the Snaefellsness Peninsul in west Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Fishing boats shelter in the harbour in Arnarstapi in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A small house right by the water's edge in Arnarstapi on the Snaefellsness Peninsula in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A self portraits of Cat and Menno Ekkelboom at Arnarstapi in Iceland An archway carved out of the rocks by the beating ocean at Arnarstapi on the Snaefellsness peninsular in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Calm waters of the fjord near Hotel Glymur in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Mountains alongside the road on the Snaefellsness peninsula show signs of their volcanic past The black church of Budir at sunset after a storm near hotel Budir on the snaefellsness peninsula by Wild Connections Photography Sunset at the black church of Budir in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Iceland Destination Wedding location the black church of Budir with the mountains in the distance by Wild Connections Photography A photograph of the road leading up to the black church at Budir by Wild Connections Photography A rainbow after a storm at hotel Budir on the snaefellsness peninsula in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Iceland Destination Wedding venue hotel Budir by Wild Connections Photography Close up of an Icelandic horse with its mane blowing in the wind by Wild Connections Photography Kirkjufellsfoss and Kirkjufell mountain on the Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Sunset in the westfjords in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Kirkjufell mountain on the snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland A road leading across the fjords in west Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Moss covered lava fields on the snaefellsness peninsula

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