24 Snæfellsjökull and Glacier on Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Snæfellsjökull National Park along the western tip of Snæfellsnes Peninsula was established in 2001. The namesake for the 66 square mile park is this glacier-capped mountain. Snæfellsjökull last erupted in 200 AD. Geologists estimate the stratovolcano is 700,000 years old. Its 4,744 foot summit has only been snowless once in 2012. This magnificent mountain became famous as the subterranean portal in Jules Verne’s 1864 novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”


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