Kirkjufell is a 463 metres high mountain that is located on the north coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula. From the Icelandic Kirkjufell may be translated as „Church Mountain“. Allegedly it got its name because of its geometrically perfect shape. Thanks to its isolated position and a waterfall in front, it is a very popular photo scene.
The name of the waterfall is Kirkjufellsfoss and it is feed by the glacial water of Snæfellsjokull glacier. With Kirkjufell in the background, it is definitely one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.
Even if it is possible to hike up Kirkjufell it is only a good idea if one doesn’t suffer from vertigo and already has experience in climbing mountains.