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.
Hiking and camping in Snaefellsnes peninsula is exciting. After a days walk on the glacier, there are several camping grounds like Budir and at Arnarstapi, both on the southern part of Snaefellsnes.The coast between Arnarstapi and Hellnar is noted for its bizarre rock formations and its huge bird population, the most noticeable being Kittiwakes and Arctic Terns. From the cliffs an occasional Razor-billed Auk may be seen off-shore, and beneath the cliffs Harlequin Ducks, while Red-necked Phalaropes inhabit small ponds. A short distance beyond Hellnar is the bird cliff of Þúfubjarg, the remainder of a volcanic crater, and south of Hellissandur one can take the route to Ondverdarnes to enjoy the bird cliffs there.
On Snaefellsnes peninsula there are many mineral springs, with the best known ones being at Olkelda and Raudamelsolkelda.