Toolbox

A toolbox for the regional park is under development. Among the tools already accessible are web maps that summarise in one place miscellaneous information on the local resources and distinctive features in nature, landscape, culture and history. The purpose is to allow anyone who is interested to:

  • Identify the sense of the place.
  • Make a strategy about utilization of land and other resources and the preservation of the environment, history and culture.
  • Share local knowledge as well as strengthening the local population’s awareness of the area’s valuable assets and how to use them to create jobs.
  • Creation and development of products and services in the area.
  • Introduce Snæfellsnes to tourists, firms and investors.

Food (Click here to open the map)

The map shows where food is produced and if you click on the marker you see what is produced at each location (Matarkistan: horses (hross), sheeps (sauðfé), cows (kýr), salmon (lax) etc.). It also shows restaurants that offer locally produced food on their menu (matur úr héraði). 

Sagas and folklore (Click here to open the map)

The map shows the scenes of the sagas (Fornsögur), folktales (Þjóðsögur: a ghost (draugur), killings (dráp), gold (gull), the hidden people (huldufólk), spells (álög), trolls (tröll), wishes (óskir) etc.) and noteworthy people associated with the area (sérstakar persónur). If you click on the markers you get a short summary of what happened at that particular point - in Icelandic.

Building heritage and churches (Click here to open the map)

The map shows churches (kirkjur) and preserved buildings (friðlýst hús), if you click on the markers you get a short description - in Icelandic.

Landscape and trails (Click here to open the map)

The map shows old hiking- and riding trails (göngu- og reiðleiðir). It also shows the character-areas (karaktersvæði) that have been identified from distinctive features of the landscape. The map shows as well the characteristics of the coastline (einkenni strandlínu: a flat golden beach (flatlend gyllt sandströnd), broad sandbars and hard crest (breið sandrif og harðir kambar) etc.)  

Historical fishing and harbours (Click here to open the map)

The map shows the old fishing stations (verstöð), trading ports (verslunarhöfn) and where our ancestors went fishing (útræði).

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