Interesting Details about Kirkjufell Mountain
Kirkjufell Mountain is one of the most famous places to visit in Snaefellsnes. When joining one of our whale watching or puffin tours we highly recommend including also a stop at the most photographed mountain in Iceland.
Kirkjufell in the famous Series Game of Thrones
As you might know, part of the popular fantasy TV series Game of Thrones was filmed in Iceland. Kirkjufell famously appears in seasons six and seven when the heroes go to the north of the wall to “Arrowhead Mountain”.
Kirkjufell in Winter
This impressive mountain is worth to visit all year around. In winter, especially the snowy landscape and northern lights provide photographers golden opportunities.
Here is also a beautiful time-lapse from Mount Kirkjufell next to Grundarfjordur. Our guest Richard Lindley took this in February 2019.
How Tall is Kirkjufell Mountain?
Kirkjufell is a 463 m high mountain
Can I Hike Kirkjufell?
Yes, in general, you can hike on top of Kirkjufell but it is extremely dangerous. There were several fatal hiking accidents in the last couple of years. Therefore we highly recommend enjoying Kirkjufell only from the ground. It is often quite windy in this area of Iceland and therefore we recommend looking for other hiking opportunities in Snaefellsnes.
Is Mount Kirkjufell a Volcano?
Kirkjufell Mountain is no volcano but the layers you see at the mountain are results of several volcanic eruptions. The mountain was located between two glaciers that shaped the mountain’s current form in millions of years.
The name Kirkjufell is one of the easier Icelandic words. Here you can listen to how to pronounce Kirkjufell. When looking for more challenging words you might want to try Grundarfjörður or Snæfellsjökull.
Things to do around Kirkjufell Mountain
We highly recommend spending some extra time in this area since there is so much to do and see. Join a whale watching tour with Láki Tours, learn more about the best things to do in Grundarfjördur (the town next to Kirkjufell Iceland) or get inspired about Snaefellsnes Peninsula.