Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall In Snaefellsnes, Iceland

by David & Intan

Kirkjufellsfoss is a classic waterfall in west Iceland, on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

The name means “church mountain falls” and it comes from the peak in the background that is shaped kind of like a church. I love this spot.

This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!

Visiting Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall

Kirkjufellsfoss is a bit remote since it’s on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, but this is still an iconic spot.

Nothing screams ‘Iceland’ quite like this place. If you’re planning to visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (which you should, because it has lots of great spots), then be sure to add this waterfall to your list!

Personally I think the mountain looks more like a wizard hat, which would be fitting because this location also looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings.

The waterfall is actually a group of 3 falls dropping into a river.

Parking / Entrance Fee

No entrance fee is required for Kirkjufellsfoss, but there’s a parking fee of 700 Krona (~$5 USD).

However, you may be able to find some free parking down the road.

How To Get To Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall

Kirkjufellsfoss is located on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, about 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of Reykjavik.

It’s a 2.5 hour drive to get here from Reykjavik, but I think it’s very worthwhile, especially if you combine it with some other sights in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula!

From the parking lot, it’s just a 5 minute walk to the falls.


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Andrew August 11, 2022 - 9:01 pm

Parking is 700kr

David & Intan August 12, 2022 - 4:31 pm

Thanks, I updated the article.


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