Kirkjufell or “Church Mountain” is the most photographed mountain in Iceland and for good reason! Located on the northern coast of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, it’s about a 2 hour drive from the capital of Reykjavik. Kirkjufell gets it’s name from its resemblance to a church steeple. I like how it looks different from every angle!
Kirkjufell is pretty darn obvious from the road as it can be seen from quite far away. There is a nice parking lot right near the falls that you can stop at. The path from the parking lot is a short, flat walk to the edge of Kirkjufellfoss which you can see from the photos below.
The river was pretty shallow when we were there, even though it was raining. So, put on waterproof shoes (which you should in Iceland!) and walk right in front of the falls for some great photos. Just be prepared with gear for your camera because you will get wet from the strong spray!
Turn around on the first part of the path to get a great view of Kirkjufell by itself.
For the famous view with both Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellfoss in the foreground, walk up and over the bridge to the other side of the path. Be prepared to wait your turn because there were a lot of photographers with tripods camped out in the best spots.
You may even get to meet some of the local sheep when you’re there.
If you have any questions about Kirkjufell, let me know in the comments below. I would love to know if any of you have been to this famous landmark!