Nestled along the northern coast of Snæfellsnes Peninsula are two ports for commercial vessels. Hellissandur was the dominate harbor during the 18th century. The Maritime Museum tells many of their stories. Then fishermen began mooring their trawlers here at Rif. Nature lovers enjoy seeing seals along the beach and one of Iceland’s largest colonies of Artic terns. These two villages are part of a larger community named Snaefellsbaer.