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Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall

Kirkjufell Drama

Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall is my favourite location on the Snæfellsness peninsular and Kirkjufells has become the most photographed mountain in Iceland. It’s host – Grundarfjörður is a tidy, friendly town with a mixture of good & bad facilities in terms of accommodation and food, but for me the draw is the steeple shaped mountain (Kirkjufell) that sits just west of the harbour.

It is a prime location on the Snæfellsness Tour!

Kirkjufell is a 463 meter high mountain that has claimed the lives of a few mountaineers. From the right angle the mountain resembles a church steeple… or a Witches Hat. The best angle is close to Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. This is why the combination has been so successful.


Kirkjufellsfoss Summer


Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall Iceland is a waterfall that channels the rain and melt water of the Snæfellnes mountains. It is not a very large waterfall as it only stands about 5 meters high, but it has a couple of levels and the water is channelled into three separate spouts which offer plenty of challenges and opportunities for the photographer.

Personally, I like to capture the falls with the mountain in the background. This is one of the angles that shows the steeple shape of Kirkjufell. A wide angle is required of at least 24mm to capture the many angles offered by the falls.

Experience Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall Iceland yourself with a 2 day tour of Snæfellsnes.
Or day tour of Snæfellsnes.

Proud Kirkjufell

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Photo tours that visit Kirkjufell

Two day Golden Snæfellsnes

This 2 day Iceland Photo Tour with erupting geysers, waterfalls & sea cliffs & then stay in a fishing village waiting for auroras on the Snæfellsnes peninsular

Five day Beautiful South

This photo tour combines the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsular , South coast & Jökulsarlon photo tours to give a complete South Iceland experience.

6 day Diamonds & Dragons

This multi-day tour will take you around the best of South & West Iceland in six days. Touring from North West to South East with many top photo locations.

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