Hellnar

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

@ásdisbirgis

Highly experienced. Sitting and driver guide....

Kristjan Logason

@kristjanlogason

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

@dagbjortduna

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

@asdisbirgis@simnet.is

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