12 Incredibly Beautiful Pictures Of Kirkjufell Mountain In Iceland

Kirkjufell mountain on the Snaefellsnes peninsula is by far the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Often Nicknamed ‘The Lonely Mountain’ or ‘The Matterhorn of Iceland’, this stunning, free standing mountain, is loved by photogrophers for its shape and symmetry.

Kirkjufell is 463 meters (1,519 feet) tall and is located just down the road from the small picturesque town of Grundarfjörður. Directly translated into English, Kirkjufell means ‘Church Mountain’.

Its isolated position jutting out into the sea makes it a focal point for tourists and locals alike, and it’s even more impressive in the multicolored Icelandic winter sky.

Here are some of our favourite pictures of Kirkjufell, taken by various different Instagrammers and photographers.


#1 Lady Aurora dances over the lonely mountain.


#2 A long exposure shot brings out the details in a small stream next to the mountain.


#3 Not the worst place to take a nap!


#4 Exploring Kirkjufell on a beautiful starry night.

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#5 The Northern Lights on a cold Icelandic winter night.


#6 One of the spaceships from Independence Day approaches!


#7 The eye in the mountain is always watching!


#8 Winter is coming…


#9 A perfect winter night.

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#10 The midnight sun during a summer night.


#11 What a stunning sunset!


#12 The nearby Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, with it’s namesake in the background.

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