Lóndrangar

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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The magnificent Lóndrangar sea stacks are what remains of a giant volcano crater that has eroded away. The stacks are huge, dramatic basalt volcano dykes sticking out from the ocean. One is 75 meters tall and the other 61 meters tall. It is possible to use the stacks as a backdrop as they stand tall and impressive from the moss-covered lava field surrounding them, with the rough and dramatic surf engulfing them. Or you can hike all the way up to them and get an incredible and magnificent shots with them up close. Standing below Lóndrangar as they tower over you with their terrific, cracked rock walls and intrigue formations is exceptional and humbling. Below them, the rocky shoreline is battered with powerful surf making this location remarkable and unique.

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Accessibility

For a panoramic view, there is a medium parking lot just by the main road at Svalþúfa viewpoint. From there is an easy hike 250 meters to viewpoint. To go to the visitor centre at Malarrifsviti, you drive 2.5 kilometers from the main road and hike ca 800 meters towards the stacks through easy terrain. You could, with a permission, use 4-wheelers for 350 meters of the way but would have to go the rest on foot.
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 famous Hótel Búðir lies only 3 kilometres away. The nearest hospital is in Stykkishólmur, 95 kilometres away.
Accommodation
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 30 km
Shopping
< 30 km

Permits

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The area is owned by the government.
Shooting permits are issued by the local government
Lóndrangar are a part of Snæfellsnes National Park
Shooting permits are issued by the local government

Basecamp and facilities

Depends on if you want to use the stacks as a backdrop or go closer. For a panoramic view, there is a medium parking lot just by the main road at Svalþúfa viewpoint. For up-close location we suggest you make your basecamp in the large parking lot at the Malarrif Visitor Centre 2.5 kilometers from the main road. There are basic facilities that can be leased and a national park ranger to help you manage the location and review safety. Phone coverage is excellent both at the panoramic viewpoint and by the stacks.

Risk factors

A part of the hike towards the stacks is laced with lava and big sharp rocks. The stacks are eroded basalt volcano rock and very unstable. Working close to the edge by the sea stacks is not advised as the area is eroded and hazardous. The surf is big and current strong, and accidents can happen along the rocky coastline if you venture to close to the edge.

Visitors

Lóndrangar are a popular tourist attraction where most people stop at the panoramic viewpoint to get the perfect shot of the stacks. Fewer venture down to the stacks but the two trails that lead to them could be managed with permission and help from the national park rangers.

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