Places of Interest

The londrangar basalt cliffs are a pair of unique rock formations in the west of Iceland. The cliffs are a pair of single, sharp, volcanic plugs which protrude majestically from the ocean. The original crater was eroded by the sea, leaving behind the more hardy basalt. It wasn't until 1735 that dwellers dared to climb the larger cliff and the smaller wasn't attempted until even later in 1938. Nowadays it is a popular hiking spot, with many tourists and locals ascending the cliffs every year.

Due to the craggy rock faces and winding coastline, Londrangar is a popular nesting spot for all kinds of birds, in particular puffins and the typically Icelandic black-legged kittiwake. There area is surrounded by mysterious history, as according to folk tale, poet Kolbeinn Joklaskald had an eerie encounter with the devil at the foot of the cliffs, and for years, farmers in the region refused to make hay on the hill as it is said to be land belonging to the elves.

The cliffs are a mere day trip away from Reykjavík where you will find plenty of accommodation and activities, and they easy to approach by car or bus. In the area you will also find Snæfellsjökull glacier, Arnarstapi and Djúpalónssandur.


Make Enquiry


Londrangar, Snaefellsnes

View Larger Map


  • Free

Best For Whom

  • Backpackers
  • Couples
  • Expats

Best For What

  • A View To Die For
  • Adventure
  • Nature

Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map


My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Reykjavik.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Book Experiences in Reykjavik

Create & Share your own Guide to Reykjavik with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Reykjavik is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Reykjavik

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Reykjavik