The small village of Arnarstapi, located in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of western Iceland, was once a bustling trading post. The village is now known for its breath-taking coastal scenery, dramatic rock formations, and rich history and folklore. Nestled at the foot of Mount Stapafell, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Arnarstapi is ideal for visitors wanting to stroll along the cliff paths, past the rugged coastline and nearby cliffs that buffer the crashing waves. The Gatklettur Arch is a bit of an Arnarstapi hotspot: a natural rock formation that has been carved by the sea and wind over thousands
of years and has now become a popular spot for photography fanatics. The nearby Raudfeldsgja Gorge isn’t too far from Arnarstapi and, like the arch, was shaped by the movement of water over time and is a great spot for hiking and exploring on foot. History and folklore oozes from Arnarstapi, with many stories and legends associated with the region; think troll sagas and fairy stories. The blend of wild, sea-shaped beauty and cultural heritage makes Arnarstapi one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets.

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