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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. March 17, 2014: Snaefellsjokull volcano, Iceland

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Anyone who is a fan of SciFi will remember this volcano as the place Jules Verne's Professor and his team began their Journey to the Center of the Earth (which was reached from the volcano via a series of lava tubes).  The lovely conical Snaefellsjokull volcano, located on the western end of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, was the center point of Verne's story.  This volcano is capped with a beautiful glacier and reaches a height of 4800' (1460m).

This mountain is quite captivating as it has a wonderful conical shape.  The area on the western end of the peninsula, encompassing SnæfellsjÖkull, is part of Snaefellsjokull National Park.  The drive around the far end of the Snaefellesnes peninsula is interesting because of the ever changing view of Snaefellsjokull.  While it is not a particularly large volcano, Snaefellsjokull is one of the prettiest you'll see anywhere and with every turn of the road it looks just a little different.


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  • Snaefellsjokull volcano, Iceland: Rugged view from the south side of the volcanoe

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