Iceland is the land of mountain regions. Iceland is loaded up with fascinating stone models, magma developments, volcanoes and piles of every kind. In the Westfjords you can track down high table-top mountains with slender fjords in the middle however the mountains by the fjords in the east of the nation are more tough and cruel.
The mountains in the Westfjords are more established (around 10-16 million years of age) and have been molded through millennia of conveying weighty glacial masses and doing combating with the normal components, finishing the unpleasant edges.
More youthful mountains that have been framed when two structural plates collide with one another are harsher on the edges. Iceland is arranged right on top of two structural plates and is additionally on one of the supposed problem areas on the planet, with extreme volcanic movement and successive quakes occurring.
Volcanoes have various sorts of magma, for instance, smooth and quick running magma, thick and gradually slithering magma or spitting magma. These various sorts of magma will cool into various kinds of mountains, stones and rock developments with various surfaces, thickness, tones and weight. With everything taken into account, Iceland is the geologist’s heaven.
Famous Mountains in Iceland
1. Brunnhorn Mountain
This mountain has become known as the ‘Batman’ mountain among local people in light of the fact that the three pinnacles are molded like a bat. It is arranged in the east of Iceland. In the event that you drive along the ringroad number 1 traveling East from the town Höfn, you will see it when you are in Papafjörður fjord, you can likewise take a right turn towards Papós to respect it. It’s open to a vehicle.
Before it you see a smidgen of Vestrahorn mountain, that is right close to it and is additionally a perfect mountain (as should be visible above).
Landmannalaugar is a region in south of Iceland that really has various mountains and isn’t one explicit mountain. This rugged region is known for it’s various varieties, you can track down mountains in red, yellow, orange, white, dark, blue, green and purple. To arrive you should take a transport or drive a 4×4 vehicle as these mountains are arranged in the Icelandic good countries.
Various Landmannalaugar visits are accessible and this is additionally where Iceland’s most well known climbing course, Laugavegurinn, begins.
This mountain is arranged inside the Westman Islands and has a lush bank the entire way to the top yet a lofty birdcliff on the opposite side. It additionally disregards the Herjólfsdalur valley, where the greatest celebration in Iceland happens each late spring, and you can see all around the Westman Islands from the top. Starting from the earliest stage looks exceptionally great and pinnacles over the low-lying valley.
To get toward the Westman Islands you can either fly from Reykjavík (just a brief flight) or you can head to Landeyjahöfn harbor in the south of Iceland and either fly from that point (6 minutes) or get a ship over toward the Westman Islands, meaning you can accept your vehicle also.
The outing with the ship is just 35 minutes – however the drive to Landeyjahöfn harbor from Reykjavík is around 2 hours. You drive the ringroad traveling east, past Hvolsvöllur and take a turn right towards Landeyjahöfn or Bakki air terminal, before you arrive at Seljalandsfoss cascade. Here you can observe our Westman Island visits.
Skjaldbreiður mountain has a totally round shape and the name signifies ‘expansive safeguard’ since it looks like a safeguard – or a female’s bosom. Many slopes or mountains in Iceland have this regular, round shape – the mountain Baula is another model.
Skjaldbreiður should be visible from Þingvellir, which is on the Golden Circle visit. To arrive at the actual mountain, you’ll require a 4×4 vehicle to drive the good country streets F35 and F338. First you drive the Golden Circle to Gullfoss, then, at that point, forge ahead with street 35 until it transforms into a mountain track (F35). After a brief time you take a left onto F338 until you arrive at the mountain.
Snæfellsjökull is a volcanic icy mass that has a notorious top that kind of resembles two demon horns, no big surprise being the doorway to hell was thought. Jules Verne additionally involved it as the doorway to the focal point of the earth in his book Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Snæfellsjökull is at the tip of Snæfellsnes promontory in the west piece of Iceland. On a sunny morning, you can see the mountain from Reykjavík. Or on the other hand assuming you might want to see it from the top, you can join this Snæfellsjökull ice sheet climbing visit. In the event that climbing isn’t your thing, then there are various other Snæfellsjökull visits to look over.
6. Kirkjufell Mountain
This impeccably cone-formed mountain can be found on the Snæfellsnes landmass, extremely near Snæfellsjökull and is the completely flawless scenery for your optimal photograph. It’s on the northern side of the landmass, by street number 54 and is tracked down right external the modest community of Grundarfjörður, around a 2,5 hour drive from Reykjavík.
7. Hvitserkur Rock
The coolest looking stone in Iceland. A 15 meter tall stone out in the ocean in the northwest of Iceland. An unlikely treasure in Iceland’s tendency, not to be missed. To arrive you drive for 3 hours and a little ways from Reykjavík, traveling north on ringroad number 1.
After you’ve driven past the street prompting Hvammstangi and a short time before you arrive at Blönduós, you’ll need to veer off in an unexpected direction onto street number 716 and afterward onto street 711 that presents to you the entire way to the ocean level where this rock looks for you. To go investigating, look at our vehicle rentals or our late spring self drive visits.
Delightful rocks ascending from the ocean in the south of Iceland, by Dyrhólaey. You get an extraordinary perspective on them from the town Vík, which is by ringroad number 1 in the south of Iceland, around a 2,5 hour drive from Reykjavík. The street is open by a vehicle. Ensure you additionally go to the highest point of Dyrhólaey and get the view towards a dark ocean side on one hand and towards Mýrdalsjökull glacial mass while encountering the rich birdlife.
9. Hornbjarg Mountain
Last, however certainly not least, I need to make reference to Hornbjarg mountain. It is perhaps the most troublesome mountain to get to in Iceland. It’s a piece of Hornstrandir (can be interpreted as Corner Shores) in the northernmost tip of the Westfjords in Iceland, the most distant region of the country.
Certain individuals used to live around here however they generally left in the 1950’s. Other than ravishing landscape, distance and complete peacefulness, this is additionally an extraordinary spot for birdwatchers and those who might want to get a brief look at an icy fox. No streets lead to Hornstrandir, you’ll need to take a boat from Ísafjörður or Bolungarvík or you can join this multi day visit through Hornstrandir. Daytours are accessible from Ísafjörður.