Last night we slept under Kirkjufell – the most photographed mountain in Iceland! Kirkjufell (463 m) is a beautifully shaped and symmetric, free-standing Mountain. It got its name, which means ‘Church Mountain’, probably because of its shape reminding a church tower. The later morning we moved to Snæfellsjökull – the Center of the Earth! The glacier plays a big role as the Center of the Earth in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne. The Snæfellsjökull glacier is 1446 m above sea level. The glacier is an active volcano, having been built up through numerous eruptions during the last 800,000 years. Many believe the glacier to be one of the seven main energy centers of the earth. Late afternoon we photographed some seals on Ytri Tunga beach.
Varmaland – parking location: 64.6907347N 21.5952940W