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The Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland.
Kirkjufell Stevage.jpg

Kirkjufell (Icelandic: [ˈcʰɪr̥cʏˌfɛtl̥], "Church Mountain") is a 463 m[1] high mountain on the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður. It is claimed to be the most photographed mountain in the country.[2] Kirkjufell was one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones season 6 and 7, featuring as the "arrowhead mountain" that the Hound and the company north of the Wall see when capturing a white walker.

Kirkjufell contains volcanic rock, but is not a volcano. It is a former nunatak, a mountain that protruded above the glaciers surrounding it during the Ice Age, and before that was part of what was once the area's strata. This strata is composed of alternating layers of Pleistocene lava and sandstone, with tuff at its summit.[3][4]

Aurora Borealis activity on top of the Kirkjufell mountain, Iceland in September 2018. This shot was taken at about 12:30 AM on a night that experienced a lot of solar activity. There were many photographers even at the dead of the night taking long-exposure photographs with the Milky Way, the Northern Lights and the waterfalls along with the majestic mountain in the background.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-07-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Iceland, West. "Kirkjufell | Visit West Iceland". Visit West Iceland. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  3. ^ "Kirkjufell Iceland (Mountain & Waterfall) – Tips + Photos". 7 December 2018.
  4. ^ "A Complete Guide to Kirkjufell Mountain".

Coordinates: 64°56′28″N 23°18′20″W / 64.9410355°N 23.3056896°W / 64.9410355; -23.3056896