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The captivating beauty of Londrangar Basalt Cliffs is beyond what words can describe. These tall cliffs are a natural wonder and are called the Rocky Castle of Iceland.

The Rocky Castle of Iceland, Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, is one of the best geological wonders located on the Snæfellnes Peninsula. No pictures can ever do justice to the stunning beauty of this natural wonder. The towering two pillars on the shores near Hellnar are ancient volcanic plugs that were formed thousands of years ago. One of the towers is about 71 meters, and the other is about 61 meters high. Through the years, these towering pillars have had the power to withstand the forces of the ocean, eruptions, and even pushed more lava. If that isn't an astounding creation by the nature, what else could be?

 Londrangar Rock Arch in West Iceland

Lóndrangar Basalt Cliffs, Iceland

Would you believe it if told you that these stunning pillars were once a volcanic crater? It's true. These incredible formations have stood strong through the test of time, weather, and ever-changing environmental conditions. They can be easily accessed from the Visitor’s Center.

Tours visiting Londrangar cliffs

How to Get to Lóndrangar?

From Reykjavík, Londrangar is located 192 km away and is only about 2 hours and thirty minutes by car. To reach these iconic cliffs, get on to Road n. 1 towards the town Mosfellsbær and then take the Hvalfjörður tunnel on road n. 1 to the town Borgarnes. At Borgarnes, you'll need to take road number 54. This drive to Snæfellsnes Peninsula will take you an hour or so. Once you have gotten to the spot, take a left turn towards Arnarstapi. From there, it will take you only about ten minutes to get to Londrangar.

Icelandic Road by the Coast Line

Road in the Iceland near the coast line

Around Lóndrangar Basalt Cliffs

If you enjoy water adventures, Lóndrangar is a must-visit. Sailing and surfing are popular water activities that you can enjoy in the shadows of the tall standing Londrangar cliffs. Take on walking trails, enjoy the picturesque views, and get down to the rocky pebble beach. Being surrounded by green mossy lava fields, tall cliffs, and pebble stone beach is an otherworldly experience.

Seashore Cliffs in West Iceland

Lóndrangar Basalt Cliffs, Iceland

Apart from exploring Lóndrangar, you could also look at other interesting locations in the area. Bjarnarfoss waterfall, Ytri Tunga Seal Colony, Lýsuhóll, Rauðfeldsgjá, and Arnarstapi. For adventure junkies, take on horse riding, whale watching, puffin watching, and kayaking too.

Bjarnarfoss Waterfall In Iceland

Bjarnarfoss waterfall, Iceland

Locations near Londrangar Cliffs