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A must if in Iceland

About 2.5 hours drive from Reykjavik. Tons of things to see along the way. Easy hike from parking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
joyd737
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Rocky Arch

We had to have a picture on the rocky arch. Who knows it might crumble one day and we at least... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pestman
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

About 2.5 hours drive from Reykjavik. Tons of things to see along the way. Easy hike from parking. You know you are at right spot because of statue. Very picturesque. Had to get the arch picture. It is a must!!! Just an enjoyable walk with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to have a picture on the rocky arch. Who knows it might crumble one day and we at least have a picture to remember it by. Just for that, this place is worth a visit. It is very windy at this place so...More

Thank pestman
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Beautiful and very interesting cliffs. Very nice stone arch. When windy, it can get quite dangerous to walk over the rocky bridge, so be careful!

Thank JD D
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The arch Gatklettur and the sea cliff hike from Arnarstapi to Hellnar are related, but actually different. From the Arnarstapi hotel restaurant, the arch is down plastic grated flat paths to the left.. the hiking trail via the cliffs to Hellnar is over a narrow...More

Thank Stef4115
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Unique? kind of. Worth a stop? Sure, to stretch your legs. Not really a whole lot to see otherwise. Yeah, there's a cute viking man statue made of stone, but not much else here.

Thank m s
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Gatklettur is a breathtaking stop full of jagged cliffs that rise out of the calm seas below. Plenty of walking and hiking trails to check this place out. Ample free parking. Not a lot of tourists.

Thank JNFII
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We parked near the Bardur Snaefellsas statue and proceed to walk to the Arch Rock. The whole area is very scenic with the surrounding cliffs against the backdrop of the sea. We continued with a hike on a path linked to Hellnar. The hike though...More

Thank purple-lallang
Reviewed 19 August 2018

What else can be said than magnificient....the earth sculptures, dramatic sea and bird life as good as it gets....even in fog, awesome.....Walk down the trail past the fabulous Rock Man with your camera (or you will be sorry!).

1  Thank Robert A
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The views of this dramatic basalt coastline are stunning. The waves crashing onto the coast are mesmerising and watching the abundant amount of birds nesting on the cliffs or fishing in the sea is amazing.

1  Thank Karin H
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This was our favorite stop in the Snaefellsnes area - the rock structure and the unreal azure of the ocean (we had a sunny August day) was breathtaking - esp since we had been to the south coast earlier in the week - the contrast...More

1  Thank SD7372
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Rodders1982
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Response from amankiewicz | Reviewed this property |
As far as I could tell, there is no way to hike down to the arch.
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