Kirkjufell (463m) is a beautifully shaped and a symmetric, free standing
mountain on the northern coastline of the Snaefell’s Peninsula to the
west of the Grundarfiord Bay. It is a save challenge for mountaineers
with some experience despite some fatal accidents in the past. To its
west is another free standing mountain, Stodin. Both mountains are
totally severred from the peninsula’s mountain massif.
The creation of
these mountains can be traced to the latest cold epoch of the ice age,
when the glaciers and their rivers were seriously carving out the
landscape. The landscape of the northern part of the peninsula was
gradually shaped during the last one million years. Danish seafarers,
who frequented this part of the country in the past, called Mt
Kirkjufell “The Sugar Top”.