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Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsjökull National Park
The mystical Snæfellsjökull glacier meets the sky at the tip of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, rising above other mountains to the height of 1446 meters. The glacier and the area round it offer opportunities for hiking, bird watching, exploring diverse lava fields, craters and beautiful beaches. The park’s visitor centre is at Hellnar and is open daily. 


Visit Snæfellsjökull National Park for further information. 


The Breiðafjörður Islands & Stykkishólmur
the charming seaside village of Stykkishólmur is the gateway to the Breiðafjörður islands. Boat tours give the visitor the possibility of enjoying the diversity of the seabirds that frequent the area. A favourite is the sighting of puffins, but rare sea eagles can also be spotted. A passenger/car ferry runs across the fjord twice a day with stops in Flatey Island. 


Hiking trails
There are many marked and unmarked hiking trails on Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The hiking trail from Arnarstapi to Hellnar is very popular. It takes you along a very special coastal area. The cliffs host kittiwakes, fulmars and seagulls and the grounds of the aggressive arctic tern.


The Icelandic fishing heritage
Many relics that bear witness to the Icelandic fishing heritage can be found in Snæfellsnes. Renowned fishing stations were at Djúpalón, Bervík, Lóndrangar and Gufuskálar, which are all within the boundaries of the Snaæfellsjökull National Park. The exhibition at the park’s visitor centre gives detailed information.


Golf & Horse Riding
Four golf courses are on Snaefellsnes Peninsula located at Langaholt in Staðarsveit, Ólafsvik, Suður-Bár near Grundarfjörður and Stykkishólmur.


Horse riding centers can be found at Lýsuhóll, Brimilsvellir, Suður-Bár and Þórdísarstaðir.


Heritage and historical museums
We recommend the Snæfellsjökull National Park’s visitor centre at Hellnar, the Sjóminjasafnið heritage centre at Hellissandur, the Pakkhúsið heritage and information centre at Ólafsvík, the Sögumiðstöðin heritage and information centre in Grundarfjörður, the Shark heritage centre at Bjarnarhöfn in Helgafellssveit and the Norwegian House in Stykkishólmur.