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Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre, Skriðuklaustur

Snæfellsstofa is the information center for the eastern territory of Vatnajökull National Park. It is situated at Skriðuklausturis in an environmentally friendly building. The house itself is the first of its kind in the country. It is designed and built according to environmentally sound standards (BREEAM).

In Snæfellsstofa you can find an exhibition about nature and wildlife in the area, multimedia and activities for children. Souvenir shop with focus on local products, coffee sale and internet on site. Free admission.

Vatnajökull National Park is one of the largest National Parks in Europe. It was established in 2008 and covers an area of around 14000 square kilometers which is about 14% of the surface of Iceland. The glacier covers about half of the Park, offering a unique interplay between fire and ice, volcanic activity, glacial and geological formations and waterfalls. The Park contains many areas of historical interest and an extraordinary variety of landscapes which contain some of the nation´s greatest natural treasures. It occupies a very important place in the world of natural science, due to, among other things, the dynamic interaction between fire and ice, which is still very much at work today.

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays:
May: 09:00-15:00 09:00-15:00 09:00-15:00
June - August: 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
September: 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00

October-April: Open on request. Please contact by e-mail to snaefellsstofa@vjp.is.

Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre, Skriðuklaustur

Skriðuklaustur

GPS Points N65° 2' 38.264" W14° 56' 52.273"
Telephone

+354 470-0840

Fax

4700849

Opening period 01/05 - 30/09
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