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Snaefellsjokull National Park

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The Visitor´s Centre is full of information and facts about life around the Glacier. The theme of the display is the fishermen of the ancient fishing stations in the area and their use of nature as a means of livelihood.

All senses are appealed to as guests are encouraged to taste, smell and try out various parts of the display.  It is possible for visitors of any age to find something fun and interesting to do at the Visitor´s Centre.   

The Snæfellsjökull National Park is the first national park in Iceland, the boundaries of which reach out into the sea. Indeed, in many people‘s opinion, it is high time the sea and shore were given their due respect. After all, Icelanders have lived close to the ocean from the time of the Settlement in the 9th century and the Park‘s uniqueness has its roots in the harmony between man and sea.

The park is perfect for exploring the adventurous world of the ocean, coastline and beach, seabirds and other life in and around the sea. Allthough the marine factor is the pride of the Park, it is also a marvel for those interested in geology - and especially volcanology. Conditions for bird watching are good; birdlife is abundant both by the coast and in the lowlands. Snæfellsjökull glacier is also famous for the great powers and energy that many spiritually minded people sense when close to it. It is said to be one of the seven great energy centres of the earth.

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Snaefellsjokull National Park

Snaefellsjokull National Park

The Visitor´s Centre is full of information and facts about life around the Glacier. The theme of the display is the fishermen of the ancient fishing
Malarrif in Snaefellsnes

Malarrif in Snaefellsnes

At Malarrif is the Visitor Center for Snaefellsjokull National Park. It´s fun to walk around the area and explore the nature, the beach and the lighth
Malarrifsviti, Light house in Snaefellsnes

Malarrifsviti, Light house in Snaefellsnes

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Svalthufa and Thufubjarg in Snaefellsnes

Svalthufa and Thufubjarg in Snaefellsnes

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Londrangar basalt cliffs in Snaefellsnes

Londrangar basalt cliffs in Snaefellsnes

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Summit Adventure Guides - Vatnshellir Cave

Summit Adventure Guides - Vatnshellir Cave

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Vatnshellir Cave in Snaefellsnes peninsula

Vatnshellir Cave in Snaefellsnes peninsula

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Snaefellsjökull National Park in Snaefellsnes

Snaefellsjökull National Park in Snaefellsnes

Snæfellsjökull National Park is located at the edge of Snæfellsnes in the West part of the country. It is about 170 km2 and the first national park to
Snaefellsjökull National Park in Snaefellsnes