This tiny village was once a thriving trading post home to many fishermen, today it’s far quieter and is home only to a guesthouse or two. Life here is peaceful, picturesque and secluded which makes for a great place to explore Iceland’s natural beauty.
From Arnarstapi you can walk along the coastal headland heading west towards Hellnar. This route is approximately 2.5km and can be done in less than an hour. Upon arriving in Hellnar, you’ll reach a pebbled beach and the Hellnar Sea Cliffs, a rocky formation that’s well worth climbing atop for a picture. Make sure you pack your binoculars too as this coastal path is renowned for its birding.