Information about Hellnar

 

Hellnar is an old fishing village on the westernmost part of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. It used to be one of the largest fishing stations of the peninsula, the oldest record of seafaring there being from 1560.

At the shore are spectacular rock formations. Among them is a protruding cliff called Valasnos. Tunneling into the cliff is a cave renowned for its changing colourful hues, according to the light and sea movement. Large colonies of birds also nest in the area.

At Gvendarbrunnar a.k.a. Mariulind you can taste excellent spring water which is said to have healing powers.

Hellnar hosts the guesthouse for Snaefellsnes National Park and has a very interesting exhibition about the economy of former times and on the geology, flora and fauna of the national park.

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Attractions nearby Hellnar

Arnarstapi

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Gatklettur

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Sönghellir Cave

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Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge

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Lóndrangar

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Snæfellsjökull National Park

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Vatnshellir Cave

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Djúpalónssandur

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Búðir

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Ölkelda

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Ólafsvík

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Saxhóll

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Hellissandur

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Skarðsvík Beach

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Kirkjufell

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Grundarfjörður

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Ytri Tunga Beach

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Melrakkaey

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