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Snæfellsjökull National Park

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Snæfellsjökull National Park is a national park located on the tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland. The park is home to the ice covered volcanic crater that was the setting for Jules Verne's book Journey to the Center of the Earth.




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Most of the roads on the Western and SW-most parts of the Peninsula are unpaved (to road 54).

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See more detail in Hellissandur. Ólafsvík is otherwise the main town on this part of the Peninsula.

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Hotels exist in Hellissandur and Ólafsvík. The Hotel Hellissandur (with a restaurant) appears more reliable than Ólafsvík.



Walking, skiing, and/or snowmobiling will take one to the top of Snæfellsjökull. Beware crevasses.

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Beware crevasses. And weather.

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