The Snæfellsjökull Glacier is a beauty and the undisputedly main attraction of the National Park.
This active volcano, which stands 1,446 m high, provided the setting for Jules Vernes' famous Journey to the Center of the Earth.
The Snæfellsjökull National Park is the first national park that was established in Iceland, the boundaries of which reach out into the sea. The national parks are amongst Iceland's finest assets and everyone is free to explore them.
The Park provides a unique landscape, indigenous plant and animal life as well as important historical relics. Standing at the foot of a volcano and glacier, Snæfellsjökull National Park is the only park that reaches from the seashore to the mountaintops.
Snæfellsjökull glacier is said to be one of the seven great energy centres of the earth and has been attributed to various mysterious powers. You will find a magnificent view from the top extends to Reykjanes Peninsula on the south side and the Westfjords on the north side, as well as over the mountains of Snæfellsnes to the east.
Excursions onto the glacier are offered from the village Arnarstapi on the southern side.
The park is perfect for exploring the adventurous world of the ocean, coastline and beach. Although the marine factor is the pride of the park, it is also a marvel for those interested in geology—and especially volcanology. Conditions for bird watching are good; birdlife is abundant both by the coast and in the lowlands.
You will find a lot of adventures offered by local tour operators here.
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