First Day in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

After a full nights rest we were excited to start our journey in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula but first there was some free food to be had. Our host served up an amazing breakfast which we ate while enjoying the gorgeous views of the bay. After filling our bellies we decided to explore the town further before getting out onto the road. Sunny skies graced our walk along the shoreline.

Stone Path

Stone Path

It was a short walk around the bay and we were soon packing up the car to head north in search of a grocery store in the town of Stykkishólmur. Mountains greeted us on both sides as we drove through the middle of the peninsula and eventually up into the mountains and over to the other side.

Down the Road

Down the Road

Entering the harbour town of Stykkishólmur we found a little spot called Plassid to indulge in some local cuisine. Mmmm…fresh scallops with couscous and salad. Tummies full again we wandered down to the harbour. On the ocean side of the harbour lies a small hill you can climb to get stunning views of the town. We climbed it but once up top by the lighthouse I thought the wind would blow us off into the waters below. I was told that Iceland was windy but man, I did not expect it to be this windy.

stykkishólmur

Stykkishólmur

On our way out of town we stopped at the church perched on the hill and I took the shot above looking back into town. What a beautiful place. It really didn’t matter where we were along the road there just seemed to be a reason to pull over to get more photos.

Farmstead below the Mountains

Farmstead below the Mountains

I mean, is it possible for this place to get any more beautiful or jaw dropping? I guess we’ll find out.

 

 

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