Hellnar is an ancient fishing village, a cluster of old houses and buildings situated close to Arnarstapi on the westernmost part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland.
Although Hellnar village used to be a major port of call for fishing vessels and the largest and busiest centre of fishing and fishing vessels in Snæfellsnes, there were also a few farms in and around Hellnar village along with quite a few semi-permanent and short-stay living quarters for seamen and the migrating workforce. Hellnar village can in all probability trace its function as a major port of call back to the Middle Ages, and the oldest written source of it being describes as a fishing port dates back to 1560.
On the beach some spectacular rock formations are to be seen, one of which is a protruding cliff called Valasnös, which reaches across the ocean front and into the sea. Tunneling into this cliff there is a cave known for colorful changes of lighting and shades that vary in tune with the natural light and the movements of the sea.

Local Experts for Hellnar

Ásdís Birgisdóttir


Highly experienced. Sitting and driver guide....

Kristjan Logason


I have knowledge about the country and the land, its peculiarities and its pearls and have a good foundational knowledge about photography a...

Dagbjört Dúna Rúnarsdóttir


I am part of storytellers on Snæfellsnes. Our aim is to tell stories from our area old or new, about our lives and our families....

Ásdís Birgisdóttir


Guiding visitors to Iceland is my passion. I am a driver guide with a certificate in hiking and outdoor activities. With qualifications in L...