The Snafellsnes Peninsula Photography Tour is a splendid day trip. The Snaefellsnes peninsula is often called “Iceland in a nutshell”. On this tour you see and photograph most of Iceland’s nature phenomena such as waterfalls, black churches, rock arches, mountains, glaciers, icecaps. A number of picturesque fishing villages are on the peninsula. Our first stop after a two hour’s drive from Reykjavik is the beautiful black church of Budir. There we also explore the surrounding lava field and yellow beaches.
Because of its rock formations and flora the Budir lava field is by many considered the most beautiful in Iceland . We then drive to Arnarstapi fishing village. There we photograph the small harbour with its fishing boats as well as the cliffs filled with birds. We have species like kittywakes, fulmars, gulls, eidur ducks etc. Magnificent rock arches crown the shore. A heaven for photographers.
The Half-Troll Bardur
Then there is the half troll-half man Bárður Snaefellsas – the Protector of the Saefellsnes peninsula. Bardur was the settler of this area, half a troll and half a man. His father was half a titan, but his mother was human. Bardur came to Iceland in the 9th century. He gave the peninsula its name, Snjofellsnes peninsula, but both words “snaer” and “snjor” mean snow in Icelandic. We will see this huge stone structure of Bardur Snæfellsas at Arnarstapi. It was made by one of our sculptors, Ragnar Kjartansson, whose great work you will find in many places in Iceland.
We then drive to the Kirkjufell mountain with its complementing waterfall. It does not matter if it is day or night, winter or summer. Bring warm clothes.
When on our Snaefellsnes Peninsula Photo Tour, West Iceland you find those volcanic forms like Ytri-Raudamelskula which you see in the photo. You will see beautiful forms and colours. Sometimes the best weather for photographing these is rain and fog.0