There are plenty of amazing landscapes to captivate the traveller lucky enough to visit Iceland, so narrowing it down to just one national park is difficult! However, Snæfellsjökull offers a little taste of everything, from sweeping shorelines to volcanoes to glaciers and more. The area is home to an impressive selection of wildlife, and it’s also notable from a literary standpoint as being the point where the characters in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth find the actual passage to the centre of the Earth.
Although you may not find any evidence of that passageway during your trip, you will be able to view different archaeological remains such as the Forni-Saxhóll farm, thought to date back to roughly a thousand years ago.
According to Jules Verne, the entrance to the centre of the earth lies within the caves of the Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano. The real draw for tourists isn’t within the mountain, it’s the glacier field within the summit’s crater. Narrow, winding passageways and foreboding fissures dig into the 200m thick glacier. Just right for a beautiful hiking tour.