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Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

The Glacier Snaefellsjokull is 1446 meters (over 4800 feet) above sea level and one of the world's best-known glaciers. Many people, all around the world, claim it to be one of the earth's seven energy centers. It has been a prominent theme of authors and inspired the composition of impressive works of literature. Worthy of mention is the story written by Nobel-prize winning author Halldor Laxness, "Christianity Under the Glacier," which describes the special way of living here in the past. Also, the well-known story, "Journey to the Center of the Earth," by French author, Jules Verne, describes the glacier as the entry used by his characters to travel to the center of the earth. A drive up on the glacier, on Snow-mobiles or snow cats, between snow mounds, to about 1410 meters (over 4,600 feet) above sea level is fantastic.


Wonders of Snaefellsnes

The stunning landscapes of the peninsula have captured the imagination of people all over the world ever since Jules Verne wrote the famous science fiction novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” in which the amazing Snaefellsjokull glacier is where the journey begins. Snaefellsnes continues to inspire great works of art to this day, most recently when Ben Stiller filmed parts of his critically acclaimed blockbuster “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” here, notably in the charming village of Stykkisholmur, through which the tour will take you.