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"To reach Snæfellsjökull National Park, you'll leave Route 54, the road that rings the Snæfellsnes peninsula, at Búðir. Arnarstapi is the first village you'll meet if you head in that direction. Like most of the coastal villages out here, Stapi developed as a Danish fishing town in the 16th century. It's now a popular summer destination with a well-maintained boat dock, a handful of summer houses, and newly built accommodations. Turf-roofed houses have an Icelandic flag outside whipping in the wind. Volcanic Mount Stapafell stands in the background as if posing for a picture. A cliffside hike to Hellnar (a neighboring village) passes a natural bridge, stone formations, and rock monuments. Restaurants have optimistic outdoor seating. While a fish-and-chips truck is perfectly positioned for a late lunch."
" Arnarstapi was an important trading post in older times. Columnar basalt, ravines and grottoes surround the Arnarstapi pier. There is a large arctic tern colony in the village. A walk along the coastline is recommended to watch the birds and see the magnificent lava formations. The seaside and the cliffs between Arnarstapi and Hellnar were made a Natural Reserve in 1979. In Jules Verne’s A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Arnarstapi is the last stop on the route the protagonists take before they climb Snæfellsjökull and enter the interior of the planet though a tunnel in the crater. "
"Walk along the cliffs at Arnarstapi, admire the rock formations, and get some amazing photos at the arch which you will come across as you walk. If you are interested in the arch, take the left path from the parking lot and you will arrive after a 5 minute walk. Cost: Free Parking: Free parking is available in the lot Google/Apple Maps will take you too right next to the trails. "

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