Certified by Green Globe since 2002, for its practice of sustainable eco-tourism. Hotel Hellnar is in a unique setting at the heart of Snæfellsjökull Glacier.
Double and twin rooms. Dining room, lunch and evening meals offered. From the deck of the hotel one has a great view of the coastline and the ocean, where orca and dolphin whales are often spotted from May to mid July. The spectacular coastline at Hellnar is a nature reserve and the majestic cliffs host large colonies of birds.
Glacier tours on snowmobiles or snow cats and horse riding can be arranged for guests.
Beautiful hiking trails in all directions. We’re next door to the Snæfellsjökull National Park’s Visitor Centre, and only a few kilometers from the entrance to the National Park.
Category: Private facilities
Type of rooms: Single / Twin / Double
Activities: Glacier tours
In the area: Snæfellsjökull Glacier
Next village: Ólafsvík 40 km
English and Scandinavian spoken.
How to find?
Hótel Hellnar is by road no. 574
From Borgarnes: as you leave village Borgarnes, direction Akureyri on road no. 1 then you come to a traffic circle. Take the last exit into road no 54 in direction of Stykkishólmur. Stay on road no 54 for about 96 km until you need to turn left into road no. 574, continue for about 19 km when you need to turn left into the drive-in of Hellnar community, where you find hotel Hellnar.
From Stykkishólmur: you leave Stykkishólmur on road no. 58, heading for Grundafjörður and stay on it until its end and then turn right into road no. 54 and drive for about 6 km when you need to turn left into Vatnaleið road (no 56). After about 16 km you come to its end and then you need to turn right into road no 54. Stay on road no. 54 for about 37 km until you need to turn left into road no. 574, continue for about 19 km when you need to turn left into the drive-in of Hellnar community, where you find hotel Hellnar.
Hjalti Sverrisson, Maríus