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Kirkjufell

Iceland

September 2020: Who would have thought this would be possible, that we would travel abroad autumn 2020! But we did! We found an opportunity at the very VERY last minute to travel to Iceland! It meant 1 week in quarantine in a nice little house in middle of nowhere, but with great views! And 2 weeks of travelling around the whole island. And being able to travel here during the Covid time has been such a unique opportunity, with hardly anyone around and being able to experience the amazing nature without disturbances.

For now this page will be a sort of photo collage, but hopefully some day soon I will have some time to write a bit more in depth about my visit to Kirkjufell

The road to Kirkjufell

Iceland

the road to Kirkjufell

The road to Kirkjufell

Rain

Big raindrops are clinging to the car window this morning

It is raining.... sigh....
It actually has been stormy weather for the past two days. So much so that we decided to stay inside a day to let the worst of the weather pass. But, yeah, one can't stay inside all the time! So here we go, out for a drive towards the Kirkjufell. And the view through our car window doesn't look promising. The wind is howling around us, the road from the cottage is a muddy mess, and big raindrops are clinging to the car window....

But in Iceland you never know about the weather, it can be terrible one minute in one place, but then all off a sudden the sun might break through and the gorgeous mountain views appear. So, as the always optimists, we believe in some sunshine during our day and get on our way.

Map Kirkjufell

But before I continue with my impressions of our drive and visit to Kirkjufell, please let me give you an idea where you can find it on the map. Kirkjufell is located on the Snćfellsnes peninsula. It is about 2,5 hours / 180 kilometres drive north of Reykjavik according to maps, but for us driven took more time than was indicated.

location on the map: 64.9416751, -23.8672471

Another important thing is to ensure to have a filled gas tank because distances are long here and gas stations are few and far between in this area.

Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell

One of the most photographed waterfalls in Iceland. Kirkju = church as you guessed. Fell is ‘fjäll’ in Swedish and mountain in English.

Simone & Ĺke, September 2020, Kirkjufell, Iceland

 


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