The first view of Kirkufell (Church Mountain) as we came round the bend on Route 1 was jaw-dropping. it is an awesome sight, dominating the bay of Grundarfjordur and overshadowing the town. Apparently the climb up it is not too difficult, but a guide is advisable - organised through the local tourist information centre.
I saw this mountain from quite far away and it wasn't on my plan to stop, but I am very glad I did.It's so iconic, so beautiful. Spend as much time here as you can.
Probably every person with a camera has taken this photo while passing this mountain. I have a few nice ones, but the trek to get there (after the whole peninsula) was more than our kids could take. The neighboring town has a few moderate coffee stops, and will settle the kids if you have some. It is a good walk to stretch the legs if the weather is good. http://m2explore.wordpress.com
Known as the 'perfect' mountain it provides a great sight for the eyes! Be it snow, grass or nothing..
Before we left for Iceland, Kirkjufell was at the top of our list. We figured that seeing the Northern Lights there would be incredible, and hiking it would be great too! But we were far from "wow-ed" by the mountain. Let me explain.We stayed in west Iceland, just about a half hour drive from Kirkjufell for two nights. When we were passing through the town right before the mountain, we thought we were actually in the wrong place. As we drove up closer, we had to look at the information stand to confirm that we were actually looking at Kirkjufell, and not some smaller, less significant hill. The day we visited was extremely windy, which also made the views a bit less enjoyable. As for all the pictures you see, they are literally taken from one spot. Kirkjufell does not look like that from all angles, and if you can get to the waterfalls, I'm sure it's nice. Don't go out of you way to visit. You're much better off visiting the West Fjords. Really.
Who hasn't seen this beautiful mountain taking pride of place in Icelandic brochures? We were looking forward to stopping and having walk in the area. We did this twice, mainly because the weather was not so good the first time. The close by falls compliments any pictures you want to take and there is a walk around the base of the mountain. We spent several hours there and enjoyed them very much!
The most photogenic mountain in Iceland! Amazing to see under the aurora and well worth a visit. Easy access ad the frozen waterfalls are spectacular.
Great, iconic place to see the Northern Lights. This is privately owned land but the owners are kind enough to allow us all to enjoy the falls and view. The Icelandic government has recently helped restore the falls by adding gravel paths and cleaning up what had turned into a muddy mess. This is one of the most beautiful and most photographed parts of Iceland. Don't listen to all those photographers droning on about how overshot it is. It's a great place to visit and share an experience. Only five or ten minutes from town too, so you can head out to get away from light pollution and watch the Aurora dance at night.
The term "Picturesque" must have been invented for ~Kirkjufell! Visited last summer, and here in Winter we had to wander down to see it with ice and snow. 2hrs of photographs later ..... This is a place you simply cannot taking pictures of. It is so incredibly beautiful. Always worth a look in any weather at any time of year.
I fell in love with this place, the views from just outside the town are amazing and the view over Kirkjufell from Kirkjufellsfoss (waterfall) are surreal! A must see for sunset!!