The Snæfellsnes Peninsula stretches 90 kilometres from West Iceland, between the capital area in the south and Westfjords in the north. 

Snæfellsbær is a town in the western part of Iceland, a short two hour drive from the capital and…

While visiting the Snæfellsnes Peninsula it’s difficult not to stop by in Snæfellsbær… Home to the Snæfellsjökull National Park and many other 

Experience the charm and rugged beauty of Snæfellsbær, the heart of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

A true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, this exotic area includes a National Park with caves and black sand beaches, glacier, volcano, mossy lava beds and a geothermal pool.

The town is rich of restaurants and accommodation, so you can wine and dine after a busy day, enjoy the local cuisine and stay for the night.


A mountain range runs along it, consisting of both active and dormant volcanoes, culminating at the magnificent, ice-capped Snæfellsjökull volcano. There are a few small and beautiful villages dotted across the peninsula, the majority of which are on the northern side, where the fishing is better. Most notable are Arnarstapi, Hellnar, Búðir, Hellissandur, Ólafsvík, Grundarfjörður and Stykkishólmur. All but the last two are part of Snæfellsbær municipality.

Where to dine

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What to see

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Tourist information centres in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Snæfellsnes Visitor Centre

Tel: +354 435 6680

National Park

Visitor Centre at Malarrif
Tel: +354 6860


Kirkjutún 2
Tel: +354 433 6929


Grundargata 35
Tel: +354 433 1881