Kirkjufell Mountain

Kirkjufell Mountain is the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland thanks to its distinctive shape and the nearby waterfall that cascades in front of it. The mountain sits near the small village of Grundarfjordu, on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and is a hot spot for photographers and travellers alike.

When to Visit

The mountain is always busy with tourists so getting a clear photograph is tricky unless you get here for sunrise before everyone arrives. Alternatively, watching the sunset over the mountain is a must-do experience but make sure you wrap up warm for the dark walk back to the car.


Guided hikes to the top of Kirkjufell are available and offer fantastic views of the surrounding beaches and ocean. There’s also plenty of bird life that habitat the mountainside and birding tours are available for those interested.