September 29, 2016 7 Comments
The scenery on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is stunning! The Snaefellsjokull Glacier there dominates the landscape and was the entrance point for scientists in the Jules Verne classic “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. Jokull in Icelandic means glacier.
One evening at midnight in June the sunset turned the mountain pink, while a strawberry moon rose over the ocean. The view from our beachfront cabin was magic! Making it even better was when three wild horses galloped by on the beach. Some people think the mountain has high magnetic energy. Belief is strong in the area that elves and hidden people live in the lava. Plans are currently underway to draw a map detailing the area’s enchanted and magical places: http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2016/06/06/belief_in_elves_very_strong_in_west_iceland/
Iceland is an amazing and must-see destination for any naturalist or photographer. Although it is now in our rear-view window as I plan our next adventure, I am sure we will visit again someday. I have prepared a custom Google map of places of interest to us in Iceland: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=1skvfqsNlWpCilCOaJc2tjreDGnc Although we didn’t manage to see everything due to time or weather constraints, we did manage to see a majority of places. Feel free to ask any questions you may have if you are planning your own trip. I put together an Iceland travel guidebook illustrated with our best pictures here (PDF – click twice): Iceland Travel Guide