For centuries, Hellnar was among the largest fishing villages beneath the Snaefellsjokull ice cap.
Valasnos, a freestanding rock, extends east of the bay. One of Iceland's most peculiar caves, Badstofa, is there. It is known for its special light exposure and colourful interior.
A cold water spring is to be found at the lava's edge. It is dedicated to the Holy Virgin because it is said she appeared there once.
The Hellnar church was built in 1945 on a picturesque site where a church was first raised in 1833.
Located at Hellnar is a Hotel and a charming little café.