Arnarstapi

Top Adventures in Arnarstapi

  • Explore Arnarstapi

    Arnarstapi is a small village located on the southern side of Snæfellsnes peninsula. It is not as touristy as other places in Iceland, and really allows you to get a feel for what most of Iceland is like. Today the small town is a fishing village....

    1.6 miles 0 ft gain

  • Explore the Sea Cliffs on Iceland's Western Peninsula at Arnarstapi

    To get to Arnarstapi, you'll most likely be heading north and then west from Reykjavik along Route 1 and then Route 54. You won't need an intense vehicle for this as it's highway the entire way. Take Route 1 and head towards Borgarnes. Here, you'l...

  • Canyoning at Raufeldsgja

    Copule clarifications. The first, I say Intermediate and advanced. The reason I say this is because getting into the canyon is pretty simple. Few rock hops and you will be in a little clearing. The further you go into the canyon the harder it gets...

  • Photograph the Malarrif Lighthouse in Snæfellsjökull National Park

    From the visitor's center parking lot, take the path towards the lighthouse.  This unique 24m (~80 ft) tall lighthouse was built in 1917, then rebuilt in 1946.  The grounds surrounding the lighthouse consist of lava formations.  Depending on where...

  • Explore Djúpalónssandur Beach

    Djupalonssandur Beach is located within Snæfellsnes National Park. The beach is covered in black pebbles (lava) with enormous monoliths sticking out all over the beach. Behind the beach is Snæfellsjökull, a 700,000-year-old stratovolcano with a gl...

  • Hike to Djúpalónssandur and Dritvík

    From the parking lot, take the trail to the left of the bathrooms.  This trail will wind down past a unique rock feature with a hole in it and ends at the black sand beach.  Sprawled out along the beach are remnants of a shipwreck.  The British tr...

    1.6 miles 100 ft gain

  • Explore Snæfellsjökull National Park

    When I planned my road trip through Iceland, I found plenty of information and advice online for the southwestern part of the island, as well as up north in the area around Akureyri and Lake Myvatn, but there isn't a whole lot to be found about th...

    2 miles

  • Explore Saxhóll Crater

    Just off of Road 574 in Snæfellsjökull National Park, Saxhóll Crater is a short leg-stretcher.  Saxhóll Crater is estimated to have erupted 3,000 years ago, and much of the surrounding landscape is the result of that eruption.  The collapsed core ...

  • Explore Skarðsvík Beach

    From the parking area you are free to roam the area. We started by walking down the stairs from the left of the parking lot. We walked down to the beach and went to the right towards the cliffs, hiked up under the base of the cliffs and around to ...

    0.3 miles 40 ft gain

  • Explore Skarðsvík Beach

    Follow the directions to the parking area and from the parking area you are free to roam. There are little paths everywhere down to the beach where you can walk down the shoreline into the different coves. Please be careful during high tide and ma...

  • Photograph Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss

    Only 2.5 hours from Reykjavík in good weather, Kirkjufell is a popular spot for Iceland photography. Situated on the northern half of Snæfellsnes peninsula, the falls and mountain work as a sunrise, sunset, or northern lights location. Due to its ...

  • Photograph the Northern Lights at Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss

    Kirkjufell is a freestanding symmetric mountain, and is the most photographed mountain in Iceland. It is located in West Iceland on the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula. It is 463m high, and attracts tourists at all time of the year....