Kirkjufell (Church Mountain)

This is Kirkjufell, one of the most famous mountains in Iceland. It is situated on the coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, near Grundarfjörður, a small village in western Iceland of about 900 residents. It may also be the most photogenic mountain in Iceland as it can be photographed from many different angles. This is not the most popular view of Kirkjufell, but I love it though as the symmetry of the landscape is almost perfect. Not only is the mountain shaped like a pyramid, but the distant hills on the left and right mirror each other just as the road mimics the left shoreline. It was just starting to rain and the dramatic sky was the perfect complement with the clouds swirling around the tip of the mountain. I stayed for three days in this area photographing Kirkjufell from every angle in constantly changing weather. It is a magical place and I will share more photos in later posts as it never fails to disappoint. It is one of my favorite places in Iceland and I can’t wait to return to see it (and photograph it) again.