Information about Hellissandur

An ariel view of HellissandurPhoto above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Chensiyuan

Hellissandur is a village dating back to the 16th Century, found on the northwesternmost point of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in west Iceland.

Like many other places on Snæfellsnes, Hellissandur was once a centre of fishing and trade; now, it is a centre of tourism. The village boasts a maritime museum, as well as several houses built in the turf-style that Icelanders lived in for centuries.

Hellissandur is located directly beside the Snæfellsjökull National Park and is thus within view of the famous volcano and glacier, Snæfellsjökull itself. It is also within sight of the Hellissandur Longwave Radio Mast, which is one of the tallest structures in Europe.

 

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Skarðsvík Beach

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Ulrich Latzenhofer.  A golden sandy beach found on the northwestern tip of the Snæfellsnes P...

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Saxhóll

 Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Diego Delso.  Saxhóll is one of the most popular craters on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, f...

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Ólafsvík

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Ölkelda

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Snæfellsjökull

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Snæfellsnes

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Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Emstrur.  Rauðfelsdsgjá, which translates to Red Mountain Rift, is a beautiful gorge in Botnsfjall Mount...

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Sönghellir Cave

Sönghellir, or 'Song Cave', is a cave on the Snæfellsnes peninsula famed for its echoing quality. The acoustics inside have a magic...

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Djúpalónssandur

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Vatnshellir Cave

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Arnarstapi

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Gatklettur

Gatklettur ("Hellnar Arch") is a famous, naturally formed stone arch found between the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar on the Snæ...

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Snæfellsjökull National Park

Snæfellsjökull National Park is found on the tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and is one of three National Parks in Iceland. It is ...

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Lóndrangar

The Lóndrangar basalt cliffs are amongst the many geological wonders of the Snæfellnes peninsula. Geology of Lóndrangar Once a...

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Hellnar

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Búðir

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Kirkjufell

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Melrakkaey

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Grundarfjörður

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Bjarnarhöfn

Bjarnarhofn is a farmstead on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Many notable Icelanders lived here. Bjarnarhofn's church and shark museum are listed as ...

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Tours near Hellissandur

The Wonders of Snaefellsnes | Private Day Tour

Gather up your favourite people and join this private tour of the magical Snæfellsnes......

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Private Day Tour to Snaefellsnes | Travel in Luxury Mercedes Benz V-class

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a large and truly stunning peninsula on the west side of Iceland,......

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