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Snaefellsjokull glacier

The Snæfellsjökull glacier is 1446m above sea level. The glacier is an active volcano, having been built up through numerous eruptions during the last 800,000 years. Many believe the glacier to be one of the seven main energy centres of the earth and its mystique is noticed by many. The glacier plays big role as the Center of the Earth in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne. Snæfellsjökull is a part of the Snæfellsjökull National Park which was established on June 28, 2001. The Park's purpose is to protect and conserve the areas unique landscape, indigenous plant and animal life as well as important historical relics. At the same time, the Park is meant to allow visitors easier as well as improved opportunities to get to know the area.

Snaefellsjokull glacier
GPS Points N64° 49' 0.641" W23° 46' 52.685"
Postal code

360

Road number

570

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Brimhestar
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  • Brimilsvellir
  • 356 Snæfellsbær
  • 436-1533, 864-8833
Guesthouse Galleri
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  • Brautarholt 7
  • 355 Ólafsvík
  • 848-1613
Hruni Cottage
Cottages
  • Háarif 33, á Rifi
  • 360 Hellissandur
  • 436-6644, 896-3644
Guesthouse Virkið
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  • Hafnargata 11, Rif
  • 360 Hellissandur
Skálholt Accomodation
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  • Skálholt 6
  • 355 Ólafsvík
  • 867-9407, 436-1117
Gíslabær Hellnum
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  • Gíslabær, Hellnum
  • 356 Snæfellsbær
  • 898-8885, 867-7903

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Sæmundur Kristjánsson Saga Tours
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Rif
  • 360 Hellissandur
  • 436-6767, 893-9797
Brimhestar
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  • Brimilsvellir
  • 356 Snæfellsbær
  • 436-1533, 864-8833
Jokull Golf Course
Golf Courses
  • Fróðá
  • 355 Ólafsvík
  • 861-9640

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