Iceland | Donation of land increases area of Snæfellsjökull NP by almost 10%
Snæfellsjökull National Park was expanded by 9% yesterday, on the eve of its 20th anniversary. Founded in 2001, it was Iceland’s first national park located along a coastline and it contains both natural areas and human artefacts. Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson signed a regulation on the expansion of the park yesterday, a project that has been been in the works for over a year.
Snæfellsjökull National Park is located at the tip of the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland. It is the only national park in Iceland that contains fishing artefacts from previous centuries. Of course, the park includes natural attractions as well, such as black and white sand beaches, bird cliffs, lava fields, and the glacier-topped Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano that towers over the park.