There are three volcanoes with the name Snæfell in Iceland. The Snæfellsjökull (1’446 m) with its big glacier on top lies to the west of the island. The higher of the other two volcanoes by the name (Snaefell 1’883 m) is situated in the north-east of Vatnajökull. A less well-known mountain of 1’383 m is located to the south-east of the Vatnajökull near the glacier Jökulsàrlón (any stamp existing).
Snæfellsjökull is a volcano with a glacier covering its summit in western Iceland. It is situated on the most western part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula peninsula in Iceland.
Iceland 1930, Snæfellsjökull.
Iceland 1952, Snæfellsjökull.
Iceland 1966, Snæfellsjökull in background.
The 61 und 75 metres high cliffs of Londrangar in foreground.
Iceland 1972, Snæfellsjökull.
Iceland 2007, Snæfellsjökull.
The stamp was issued in sheets of 10 and in miniaturesheet "Glaciers in Iceland".
Iceland 2011, Stapafell and Snæfellsjökull (seen from south).
Stapafell is a volcanic mountain on the south side of Snæfellsjökull. This palagonitic pyramide is 526 m in height og rather eroded at the sides. On the top of the mountain is Fellskross, which was a sign of holy powers at the times of the vikings. It is said that the mountain is home of hidden people, also called elves.
rance 2012, Snæfellsjökull.
The stamp was issued in the series "Collector – Le timbre fête les géants du feu".