Arnarstapi-Hellnar Hike is a 6.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Snæfellsbær, Western, Iceland that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 6.1 km Elevation Gain: 81 m Route Type: Out & Back

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Nice, easy hike along the coast. It starts out as boardwalk on the Hell at side and turns to pavement on the Arnarstapi side, but in the middle the path is a little more rocky since you’re going through a lava field. There are lots of cliffs and lovely views. There are quite a few hikers on this trail so don’t expect total isolation here.

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rocky
snow
2 months ago

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muddy
rocky
7 months ago

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blowdown
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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Easy with incredible views- very popular.

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no shade
rocky
8 months ago

Nice, easy hike along the coast. As other reviewers mentioned, it starts out as boardwalk on the Hell at side and I think I recall it turning to pavement on the Arnarstapi side, but in the middle the path is a little more rocky since you’re going through a lava field. There are lots of cliffs and lovely views. There were quite a few hikers on this trail so don’t expect total isolation here. I had a lot of fun on this trail and would definitely recommend. If you don’t have time or energy for the full out and back walk, do it one-way and have a travel buddy drive.

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8 months ago

très jolie balade

hiking
8 months ago

Nice walk along the coast. Features various rock formations off shore as well as off shore. I would recommend doing it early or late in the day to avoid the crowds. Also be sure to check out the last part close Arnarstapi where the off shore arches are.

walking
9 months ago

Very charming short trail along the coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula.

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no shade
rocky
9 months ago

Beautiful hike along the coast with amazing views and milllions of birds. Starts very easy and flat with man made paths in Arnarstapi. It gets much more rocky and uneven near Hellnar. The restaurant in Hellnar has amazing cakes!!

hiking
11 months ago

Very scenic walk along the cliffs. Wonderful short hike option!

hiking
11 months ago

Love it. Unbeatable views. One of the best in Iceland no doubt.

walking
Mon Apr 15 2019

Lovely walk with great coastal views.

Sun Mar 03 2019

beautiful easy walk with tons of views of the coast.

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Tue Feb 26 2019

Beautiful easy trail. Mostly paved. All ages. No slope. Astonishing view.

Thu Nov 01 2018

Nice easy hike along the coastline. Beautiful sweeping views

Mon Oct 15 2018

Lovely coastal hike

Sat Oct 13 2018

This is a nice trail that walks through cooled lava rocks covered with moss with the ocean by your side! At Hellnar there is a nice cafe where you can grab a drink or bite to eat before heading back.

Thu Sep 20 2018

Lovely walk along the coast with beautiful views. When we did it the car park was basically empty at Arnarstapi (where we parked) but very busy at Hellnar

Thu Sep 20 2018

Enjoyable coastal walk along the cliff top. Mostly flat, clearly marked and great views in both directions

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Sun Sep 09 2018

Very scenic hiking area at the coastal line of Snaefellsness

hiking
Fri Aug 31 2018

Simple rocky path along the coast. Great views

Sun Jul 29 2018

Gorgeous scenery along the coast. Straightforward and simple. A must if you are staying in the area!

Sat Apr 07 2018

Beautiful walk between two villages. Views were spectacular in both directions so coming back the way we came was not repetitive. On a windy day this could be less enjoyable. We hiked it with our two young children in backpacks.

Very easy nice hike along the coast and through the lava fields. Lovely views. Several iced patches but easily circumvented.

hiking
7 months ago

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