Grundarfjorur is sited on the north shore of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a two hour drive from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. Set on the shore of a half-moon bay, the town is backed by beautiful mountains, including steeple-shaped Kirkjufell, and provides the perfect location for whales watching trips to observe orca.
The geology of Grundarfjordur is unusual, as it spans the entire geological history of Iceland; volcanic activity is thought to have begun here about 18 million years ago, dying out about 6 million years ago.
The nearby crater Rauoukula is more recent and about 3,000 years old. Ice-age glaciers sculpted the landscape into what we see today, all of which add to the dramatic spectacle that can be experienced here, during a display of the Aurora Borealis.
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