Snæfellsjökull, (1,446 m) an ancient cone volcano, one of finest mountains in Iceland. An impressive sight from as far away as Reykjavík, from where it can be seen in clear weather, seeming to rise from the sea. Many prehistoric eruptions took place in the glacier-covered crater at its peak, and its slopes are covered with lava.

In Jules Verne’s novel, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, the entrance to the underground way was through the crater of Snæfellsjökull. In the eyes of both “traditional” believers in the supernatural and new agers Snæfellsjökull has more hidden power than any other mountain.