November 22, 2019
View of Snaefellsnes from Borgarfjordur

Glacier With Unworldly Touch In Danger

Over the centuries, Snaefellsjokull has been a source of subject matters for writers domestically and abroad.

For those who have lived in the Reykjavik area, Reykjanes peninsula, Borgarfjordur area and the Snaefellsnes peninsula, the glacier is an integral part of the landscape.

The summer evenings in Reykjavik are unforgettable when the evening sun sets along the side of the glacier or when it is covered with snow in the pink of the winter sun.

Now there is a danger to this graceful glacier. It melts rapidly and there is a risk that it will disappear by 2050. In order to slow down the melting, the glacier must be snowed early in the fall.