Snæfellsnes is a 100km long peninsula at mid-Western Iceland. It is most famous from the 1466-metre volcano of Snæfell(*), which is capped by the glacier of Snæfellsjökull. The volcano was made famous by Jules Verne's adventure A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, in which it was the gateway to the underworld. Mostof the peninsula's population is strung along the north coast in the villages of Stykkishólmur, Grundarfjörur, Ólafsvík, and Hellisandur-Rif

(*) Not to be confused with Snaefell, the higest mountain on the Isle of Man (620m).

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