Snæfellsjökull National Park

Snæfellsjökull (Snæfell Glacier) National Park 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.


National parks are amongst Iceland's finest assets and everyone is free to explore them. Park Rangers operate in the area during the summer months, providing information as well as monitoring and tending the area. Visitors are encouraged to contact Park Rangers for assistance or information about the area.

 Summer Schedule 2015

Snæfellsjökull National Park
Klettsbud 7
360 Hellissandur

Phonenumber: + 354 436 6860
Fax: + 354 436 6861

Please keep to marked trails. Vehicles and bicycles are restricted to roads and tracks. Horse trekking is allowed only on marked bridle paths. Riders are requested to contact a Park Ranger. There are no campsites in the National Park but backpackers may camp for one night.


Although we welcome you to explore this area, please help us conserve its ecology, its remarkable geological features and its tranquillity. Do not drive off roads, disturb geological formations or wildlife, or light fires. And please take your litter with you.

The Park’s phone numbers are 436 6860 and 591-2000 (fax: 436 6861). Its email address is and its website is at



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The Visitor Center at Hellnar will be open from

  •  12 PM to 4 PM monday to friday from October 1st until May 19th. 
  • 10 AM to 5 PM every day from May 20th until September 30th. 
  • Closed for christmas, December 15th to January 15th