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Dom in Grundarfjörður
Mount Kirkjufell Bus

Discover the charm of Grundarfjörður, a picturesque fishing village in West Iceland with a rich history dating back to the Viking Age. Nestled by the sea, the Port of Grundarfjörður is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, including the iconic Kirkjufell mountain, often called the most photographed mountain in Iceland.


The port facilitates thriving fishing and tourism industries, welcoming thousands of visitors each year. Key attractions include the spectacular Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall and the vibrant marine life, perfect for whale watching. Experience the unique blend of natural splendor and cultural heritage at Grundarfjörður, where history meets breathtaking landscapes.

Here's a brief travel guide to help you make the most of your visit:

  • Kirkjufell: One of Iceland's most iconic mountains, Kirkjufell is a must-visit spot in Grundarfjörður. Its unique pyramid-like shape makes it a popular photography location, especially when combined with the nearby waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss.

  • Kirkjufellsfoss: Situated just a short walk from Kirkjufell, this beautiful waterfall provides an excellent backdrop for capturing stunning images of the mountain. It's a great spot for photographers and nature enthusiasts alike.

  • Grundarfjörður Harbour: Stroll along the scenic harbor, where you can see colorful fishing boats and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains. The area is perfect for a leisurely walk and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

  • Whale Watching: Grundarfjörður offers opportunities for whale watching tours in the nearby waters. Join a guided boat tour to witness majestic marine creatures such as orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, and seals in their natural habitat.

Mount Kirkjufell
Waterfall outside of Grundarfjörður
Waterfall outside of Grundarfjörður
Grundarfjörður Princess
Tom and Dom at Mount Kirkjufell
  • Snæfellsnes National Park: While in Grundarfjörður, you're close to Snæfellsnes National Park, known for its diverse landscapes, lava fields, and the impressive Snæfellsjökull volcano. Consider taking a day trip to explore this beautiful park.

  • Berserkjahraun Lava Fields: These unique and ancient lava fields are located nearby and are worth exploring. You can hike through the rugged terrain and learn about the local folklore associated with the area.

  • Local Cuisine: Don't miss the chance to taste traditional Icelandic dishes in the local restaurants and eateries. Icelandic cuisine often includes seafood, lamb, and dairy products, and you can indulge in specialties like fresh fish, skyr (Icelandic yogurt), and lamb stew.

  • Northern Lights: If you visit Grundarfjörður during the winter months, you may have the opportunity to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). It's an unforgettable experience, but keep in mind that clear skies and solar activity are essential for a successful viewing.

Remember that Iceland's weather can be unpredictable, so be sure to dress in layers and pack for various conditions. Additionally, be respectful of the local environment and follow responsible tourism practices to preserve the pristine nature of this beautiful region. Enjoy your trip to Grundarfjörður!

Watch our Adventure in Grundarfjordur!


We visited Grundarfjörður on Day 10 of our Enchanted Princess Norway. We took a walk to Kirkjufell! It is a 463 m high hill on the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður. 

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