The top 4 lesser known stops on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The Snæfellsnes peninsula is a treasure trove of quirky little stops mixed together with natural wonders.
July 19, 2017
Lilja Þorsteinsdóttir

The Snæfellsnes peninsula is a treasure trove of quirky little stops mixed together with natural wonders. We have a wonderful day tour that´ll take you to the most popular stops. But if you go on the private tour you can ask the driver to stop at these lesser known places. Your ride, your rules (within reason).  

Ölkelda mineral spring

There are more than one mineral springs on the Snæfellsnes peninsula but we like this one a lot. The water is said to have healing powers. We don’t know about that, but we know if has a lot of minerals and that people like to filler their water bottles there.


Berserkjahraun – Berserk lava field

A few thousand years old field of moss covered lava beside very cool red craters. It takes its name after two berserkers who were killed there, according to Eyrbyggja-saga. You can walk the Berserkjagata path and see where they were allegedly buried.


The secret waterfall you can walk behind

We don’t have a name for it, and it’s hidden from the road. But when you see the pretty little parking lot on the road called Vatnaleið, with views over a lake and a lava field, you’re in the right place. Walk down the hill a bit and you´ll find the waterfall. It’s not very big but the surroundings are private and beautiful, and you can try walking behind the waterfall. You might get wet. Scratch that. You´ll probably get wet.

Hidden waterfall
Hidden Waterfall

The shark museum

The people in Bjarnarhöfn beneath Bjarnarfjall mountain have processed shark meat for generations. They’ve put up a museum where you can see all sorts of things associated with shark fishing and processing. Of course, you can’t leave without tasting or buying the shark. If you’re not very courageous you might want to stick with the regular dried fish.

Whale Museum
Whale Museum

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