This 700,000 years old dormant stratovolcano is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Iceland. Located on the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula, on clear days the glacier’s distinctive peak can be seen from Reykjavík. The glacier is thought to have mystical qualities and many visitors to Snæfellsnes talk about the special energy the area has. There are many folk tales about the glacier and it has also been the inspiration to author’s and poets throughout the years. It is the setting for Jules Verne’s classic novel The Journey to the Center of the Earth and in 1993 people believed that aliens were planning to land on the glacier. They never did show up, but maybe they just got lost on the way.