The Environment Agency of Iceland and Snæfellsjökull National Park have opened a new visitor centre by Hellissandur.
Hellissandur is a historical fishing village on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Home to Snæfellsjökull glacier, the region is also one of Iceland’s three national parks. Hellissandur has grown in recent years due to tourism, as the village sits just outside the northern entrance to Snæfellsjökull National Park.
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The new centre was opened this Friday, March 24, in a ceremony presided over by Minister of Environment, Energy, and Climate Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.
The new visitor centre was designed by the architecture firm Arkís. It is divided into three sections with different views of the surrounding landscape.
Snæfellsjökull National Park was founded in 2001.