Snaefellsjoekull National Park

Snaefellsjoekull National Park sits on the very tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula around a three-hour drive north-west of Reykjavik. The park has no entry fee and driving through it takes approximately 40 minutes if you stick to route 54 and hug the picturesque coastline.


Snaefellsjoekull is Iceland’s first ever National Park and covers approximately 65 square miles of the peninsula. The parks geology is fascinating as it’s home to rock formations from across an array of periods including the ice age.


The park is also home to rocky alcoves, black sand beaches and Vatnshellir Cave which is an 8000-year-old lava tube. Tours run daily throughout the year and offer an educational insight as to how one of Iceland’s most popular cave was formed and how it continues to be preserved today.