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A cave in Snæfellsnes opened to the Public

On June 15 the Vatnshellir in Snæfellsnes was formally opened to the public according to mbl.is. The cave is part of the national park by Snæfellsjökull glacier. Vatnhellir is actually a group of caves that were previously partly closed by soil and difficult to access. Volunteers from the Lions Club of Nesþing have made the cave accessible in recent months. Árni B. Stefánsson, a cave explorer, directed the work on behalf of the National park and the Environmental agency of Iceland.


Vatnshellir in Snæfellsnes. From www.extremeiceland.is

Árni believes that the cave was once inhabited by Bárður Snæfellsáss, a legendary half troll who lived in Snæfellsnes in the 9th century. Those who want to explore the cave should check the office of the National park at Hellnar.

Snæfellsjökull. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review

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