Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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A true nature marvel and incredible geological formations. These are 800 meters long, almost perfectly carved, basalt cliffs with hexagonal columns that reach a height of up to 14 meters, only 1500 meters from the main road. The pillars with an almost perfect geometrical symmetry will leave you standing below these magnificent cliffs speechless because of nature’s brilliance. The colour variations from black to greyish create a striking contrast against the surrounding landscape. You can easily walk 50 meters up a short slope towards the columns and choose your viewpoint. From each end of the cliffs, there is easy access by foot to the cliffs from above.

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The road leading to the cliff is a rough gravel road, suitable for all kinds of cars. There is a 50-meter hike towards the cliffs from the parking lot.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
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 Borgarnes, 52 kilometres away.
More than 50 km away
Gas station
< 50 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
< 1 km
< 50 km
More than 50 km away


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The area is owned by the government and farmers in the area.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

There is a lot next to the church, 500 meters further up the road from Gerðuberg Cliffs that could be used as a basecamp. Along the cliffs, there are two small gravel lots that could be used as tech bases or offloading. At the start of the road lies a small farm with fields that could be used as bigger basecamps if needed. There are no facilities at this location and phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

The basalt columns are broken and could fall. They are also slippery when wet and not suitable for climbing. The slope leading up to the cliffs is rocky, slippery and steep.


The area is a medium tourist attraction. Visitors hike up to the columns or take a hiking tour around the area. Closing this location should not be a problem with appropriate permission and permit.

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