Arnarstapi, Snaefellsnes Peninsula


AWAYN IMAGE Arnarstapi, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
AWAYN IMAGE Arnarstapi, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
AWAYN IMAGE Arnarstapi, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
AWAYN IMAGE Arnarstapi, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
AWAYN IMAGE Arnarstapi, Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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The town is delightful, small with extremely beautiful views and several decent restaurants. You need a car to get there but not when in town as was in most of Iceland. The short hike up to the light house (beacon) gives 360 degrees panoramic views of the sheltered harbor and bay. There are several small hotels and B and B's, we stayed in one with a hot tub and great deck for wine sipping. The purchased breakfast was as good as other Trip Advisor visitors said. Just remember EVERYTHING in Iceland is expensive, it is important to just accept that fact and enjoy yourselves. The Snaefellsjokull National Park must be seen to be believed and is best visited when you have time to do some of the hikes and trails. There are several tiny villages that may or may not have accommodations. The trails range from easy to very challenging and you must expect changeable, mostly damp weather other than July and August when it is still changeable but less damp. We booked a tour in Stykk and thought we would be 2 of 16, we were the ONLY people on the tour so it was very personal. The tour was a combo of the driver explaining many of the sights and a recording that was keyed to the many points of interest. The driver would stop numerous times and give us tips of where to go and how long the trails would be. The views ranged from mountains that looked like hobbits and trolls lived near by to incredible bird cliffs teeming with various types of sea birds. I think the Icelanders feel a tourist will have common sense or kill themselves by falling off the numerous cliffs. There were very , very few guardrails or fences, so stupid travelers beware and parents keep you children close by when at cliff's edge. The tour was about 8 ours long and circled the peninsula and we walked about 5+ miles total. We slept well that night!

Today Weather Forecast:
TempratureCurrent Temprature: 9.85 C

TempratureMaximum Temprature: 9.85 C

wind Wind: 9.22

Humidity Humidity: 74

Pressure Pressure: 1003.99(mb)

Clouds Clouds: broken clouds

sunrise sunrise: 2019-08-17 05:26:58

sunset sunset: 2019-08-17 21:52:39