For centuries, Hellnar was among the largest fishing villages beneath the Snaefellsjokull ice cap.
Valasnos, a freestanding rock, extends east of the bay. One of Iceland's most peculiar caves, Badstofa, is there. It is known for its special light exposure and colourful interior.
A cold water spring is to be found at the lava's edge. It is dedicated to the Holy Virgin, because it is said she had appeared here once.
The Hellnar church was built in 1945 on a picturesque site where a church was first raised in 1833.
Hotel, café and visitor´s Centre of the National Park Snæfellsjökull.
Travel directory for Hellnar
The official travel index of Iceland
- Gíslabær, Hellnum
- 356 Snæfellsbær
- 435-6886, 867-7903