Yes, the diverse nature of Iceland is one of our biggest attractions for those who travel here. The land is extremely fragile in many places and reckless driving can cause a lot of damage to the natural environment that it takes years and even decades for it to recover. See further information about off road driving: https://ust.is/english/tourist-information/driving-in-uninhabited-areas/

Yes, they can be seen in the lava fields from time to time.

Yes, they have been seen jumping in the ocean occasionally. The higher the vantage point the more luck you have to see them.

Please don’t feed the animals you may encounter in the park.

There are no opening hours for Snæfellsjökull National Park but please note that it´s not allowed to camp or stay overnight in the national park. Here you find the opening Hours for National Park Center in Hellissandur and Visitor Center at Malarrif. View opening hours here at Þjóðgarðsmiðstöð á Hellissandi and Gestastofu á Malarrif.

No, the park is free for anyone who wants to visit.

There are 2 roads that take you up towards the glacier (nr. 570 and F575), one of them is marked as an “F” road (F575) and is only for 4×4 jeeps to drive that road. Please note that those roads are not open all year round. If interested to go on the glacier we recommend taking a tour with one of the many companies that offer tours to the top of Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Because of eroding lava close to the sea that waves brake down, volcanic ash from big volcanoes and subglacial outburst flood.

Yes. Yes, there are restroom open 24/7 at both Visitor Center at Malarrif and National Park in Hellissandur. When the center is open there are additional restroom inside. In the summertime restrooms are open at the parking lot at Djúpalónssandur.

No, the lighthouse is closed and not open to public.

Yes, there are a few picnic tables throughout the park, but please take all your trash with you when you finish. We don’t leave anything in the park.

Here you can view picnic areas.

One way is approximately 45 min or 2,5 km. About an hour and a half both ways.

No, there are no trash cans in the park, so everything you take with you in the park you also take it out of the park.

We don’t take anything out of a national park except pictures. it is also considered by many to be bad luck to take things out of a national park.

There is a cafeteria in the National Park Center. You can also discover a range of coffeehouses and restaurants in and around Snæfellsnes.

It is paved and easy to drive, we do recommend people to read the weather conditions before going out. https://safetravel.is/conditions view here.

We recommend bringing in the summer:

  • Sturdy shoes,
  • Water bottle filled with water,
  • Light waterproof clothing,
  • Binoculars,
  • Camera,
  • Spare pair of socks,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Plasters – Band aid,
  • Compass or GPS unit,
  • Maps,
  • Download Safetravel app

In the winter

  • Sturdy warm shoes,
  • Water bottle filled with water;
  • Thick warm clothes,
  • Hiking poles,
  • Binoculars,
  • Camera,
  • Gloves,
  • Download Safetravel app