Thursday, June 1, 2017

ICELAND: Arnarstapi

Along the southern coast of the Snaefellsness Peninsula rests a charming little village - Arnarstapi. Upon arriving at Arnarstapi, you're greeted with a large statue of Bardur Snaefellsnas - the guardian of the peninsula - which seems to mirror the pyramidal Mt. Stapafell.  What drew us to this region is the hike along the coast, through lava formations. This peaceful hike is about 1.5 miles long, and provides nonstop gorgeous views of the ocean and rock formations. It was certainly one of our favorite stops (although it's hard to choose). 

The trail was muddy and rocky but rather easy to navigate. Although by this point we had seen many different types of lava fields and basalt rock formations, we still found ourselves seeking them out. Each location is such an artfully unique presentation of geology.

This is part of a series of posts about our trip to Iceland.

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