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.

The main attraction of the Snæfellsjökull national park is  Snæfellsjökull glacier that dominates the surroundings and it is the only national park in Iceland that stretches to the coast. Mount Snæfellsjökull is an active volcano which has moulded the landscape with moss covered lava fields, craters, caves, sea cliffs full of birds and black sand beaches. 

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.


Snæfellsjökull National Park
Klettsbud 7
360 Hellissandur

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

Opening hours for the visitor center at Malarrif

29. okt. 2019

Winter opening from October 26th to April 23rd : open daily from 11 am to 4 pm. Summer opening from April 23rd to October 24th 2020: open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. The visitor center will be closed on December 24th, 25th and 31st and January 1st.

Daily walks with a ranger from Malarrif

13. júní 2019

Daily walks with a ranger from Malarrif every day