Day 5 in Iceland involved our ambitious goal of driving the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in one day. I highly recommend you come here to experience the spectacular fjords and seaside cliff sides, the golden beaches, gorges and the famous Snæfellsnes glacier. Be sure to get an early start to the day and choose the top sites you want to visit within this diverse 100 km landscape. If you have time to spare, definitely choose to stay an extra day to explore the peninsula, you won’t regret it!
Ytri Tunga Beach
Our next stop was the Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge, just a short 25 minute drive west of Ytri Tunga Beach. The sheer size of the cliff face will take your breath away as you approach. Just a short 15 minute hike from the parking lot, make your way up along the stream until you reach the entrance.
It is possible to continue climbing up through the gorge. Just keep following the stream, climbing up the rocks until you see a rope, which you can pull yourself up to a small waterfall! I never made it this far, but I definitely saw other tourists making the trek inwards (and getting soaked trying).