Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss, the mountain-waterfall duo, had always been a bit out of reach. During our first two trips to South Iceland, we devoted our time to visiting other sites near Reykjavík (Gljúfrafoss, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Seljavallalaug Pool, Skógafoss, Reynisdrangar, Vik, and Thingvellir National Park).
This go around, our sights were set on the Westfjords, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and for obvious reasons! Mt. Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss are hard to miss on any photographer’s Instagram feed, as one of the most photographed places in Iceland.
We stayed in the village of Ólasvík, about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Reykjavík, and just 10 minutes west of Kirkjufellsfoss. However, there are guided tours to Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss out of the capital or other villages to stay in, such as Grundarfjörður, if you’re visiting the area.
There is a parking lot right off of the road, and the waterfall is just steps away. If you plan on visiting Kirkjufellsfoss, and have time to spare, you must visit Snaefellsjoekull National Park! And as always, make sure to bring out what you bring in. This land is or once was owned by farmers, so be mindful of and respectful to them.
Check out our 10 day road trip to the Westfjords, Iceland.