Snæfellsjökull is a 700,000-year-old glacier-capped stratovolcano in western Iceland.It is situated on the most western part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. Sometimes it may be seen from the city of Reykjavík over Faxa Bay, at a distance of 120 km.
The mountain is one of the most famous sites of Iceland, primarily due to the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, in which the protagonists find the entrance to a passage leading to the center of the earth on Snæfellsjökull.
The mountain is included in the Snæfellsjökull National Park.In August 2012 the summit was ice-free for the first time in recorded history.
Coordinates 64°48'25.155" N -23°47'30.823" E