A landmark: can be seen from many places, e.g. Reykjavik, 180 km away.
Snaefellsjokull Glacier - the beautiful magnet of the Peninsula, 1446 m. It is an active volcano and provided the setting for Jules Vernes famous book Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
Many believe the glacier to be one of the seven main energy centres of the earth and its mystique is noticed by many. Undisputedly the main attraction of the National Park.
Excursions onto the glacier are offered from the village Arnarstapi on the southern side.
The magnificent view from the top extends to Reykjanes Peninsula on the south side and the West Fjords on the north side as well as over the mountains of Snaefellsnes to the east.