At Hellnar there is a natural sea port, which was
one of the largest ones on the peninsula in past centuries.
Spectacular and beautiful cliffs rise directly from the ocean. One is
named Valanos wherein there is the cave Badstofa, which is known for
its peculiar natural lighting and colourful interior.
A cold spring
dedicated the Holy Virgin, where she appeared in the past, is to
be found at the lava’s edge. The distance from the Capital is from
174 to 196 km by the Whale Bay tunnel.
The purpose of establishing nature reserves is to protect the natural
environment of the country in such a way that people have an
opportunity to enjoy it. By establishing reserves, an area of land is
set aside for nature to take its normal course and for people to
observe the marvels of nature and enjoy the great outdoors. Increased
public awareness and active participation in natural protection is
essential to achieve these objectives.
Enjoy your visit!
West Iceland Saga