The sun lives in Gardur

The sun lives in Gardur

The sun lives in Gardur

Some people say that the sun lives in the little fishing town of Garður, the headland at the tip of the peninsula and it is also a great place to observe sea birds. 

It is true that the sunsets there are spectacular - with the Backdrop of two lighthouses and the glacier Snæfellsjökull (The mountain is one of the most famous sites of Iceland, primarily due to the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne, in which the protagonists find the entrance to a passage leading to the center of the earth on Snæfellsjökull.

Snæfellsjökull isn´t exactly located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, but we claim it anyway, since it is always visiting and seems to have a keen interest in the area.

Garður or Garðskagi as we call the tip of land that reaches out to sea has its history of ships perishing on the skarry shore that has claimed a lot of lives over the centuries.

But it is peaceful at sunset and a popular visit during summertime, for people enjoying the outdoors as well as professional photographers.

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