Iceland: Kirkjufell “Church” Mountain and Budakirkja (Church at Budir)
September 28, 2016 2 Comments
On the north side of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is famous Kirkjufell “Church” Mountain – the most photographed mountain in Iceland! The mountain’s peak rises up like a steeple. A diagram of its geological sediments looks like a layer cake. The lowest part of the mountain contains 1 million-year-old ice age fossils. This area is especially scenic with its mountain, fjord, and waterfalls.
An actual church of historic interest is Budakirkja on the south side of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. This painted black church in the wild lava landscape was built in 1848.