Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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The road to Snæfellsjökull glacier winds its way through some of Iceland’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. It is 14 km long and takes you closer to the glacier’s base, where the landscape transforms into a stark and otherworldly expanse of snow and ice. The road meanders through rolling hills, along the Fossá River with tumbling rapids, and through a desolate landscape. It gradually ascends towards the glacier, offering glimpses of Snæfellsjökull’s iconic icy peak along the way. According to Jules Verne, the renowned French author, Snæfellsjökull is the entrance to the centre of the earth. .

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The road is rough gravel and impassable during winter.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
4x4 required
Challenging terrain accessible only by off-road vehicles with high ground clearance
Bad phone coverage
Poor phone coverage with frequent interruptions
Guide recommended
Guidance is suggested, but not required

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, 91 kilometres away.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
< 30 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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The whole area is a part of Snæfellsjökull Natural Park. You need a permit from the government.
Shooting permits are issued by the local government

Basecamp and facilities

There are a few offshoots on the way to the glacier that could be use for offloading or very small basecamps. A location scout could find a suitable lot for you.

Risk factors

The road is not serviced during winter. A glacier guide is always recommended when venturing onto glaciers.


The glacier itself is very popular with locals and tourist for various activities so you should always expect some traffic on the road.

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