Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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A stunning large lava field that covers a large area in Snæfellsnes Peninsula, characterised by its rugged terrain, jagged rocks, and twisted formations. The unique landscape offers small valleys of graphic rocks, high, crooked boulders, and extremely rough looking lava formations. The unique thing about this place is that you can drive through the lava field, choosing your perfect location, be it small craters, lava tubes, or other volcanic features. The area is stunning because of the size of the lava, with moss-covered lava rocks, deep cracks, and a few red volcano cones in various sizes towering over the area. The lava field is surrounded by picturesque mountains and valleys, adding to its beauty. You can also go up to the edge of the lava, where the rocks tower menacingly above you next to an innocent looking green field. The size of the lava and how rough it is will leave you speechless. Truly a mysterious and eerie place.

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A good gravel road leads through the lava field. It is circular and ends back on the main road after 10.5 km. There is an old road by the lavaʼs edge, which you could take, and a few hiking trails through the field.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Phone reception conditions are unknown
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

There are lots of hotel options around this area. Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of Iceland’s most visited tourist places with all the services you might need for your production. The nearest hospital is in Stykkishólmur, 18 kilometres away.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 30 km
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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The lava is a protected area, owned and managed by the government.
Shooting permits are issued by the local government

Basecamp and facilities

The road that leads through the lava field is full-circle, with numerous small lots and offshoots. There are at least three areas where you could put a big basecamp. There are no facilities at this location. Phone coverage varies from excellent to bad.

Risk factors

The lava is very rough and covered with moss, dangerous to walk over and you must be careful where you step. The lava is full of holes, fissures and caves that are not obvious due to its moss.


The area is a medium tourist attraction. Most visitors drive through the area while others stop and camp between the lava edge and the green grass. The area is also popular with the locals, with numerous hiking trails to nearby mountains. However, closing the area is not complicated as there is only one circular road that runs through it.

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