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Arnarstapi or Stapi is a small fishing village at the foot of mountain Stapafell on the southern coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, in West Iceland. It is close to Snæfellsjökull, and the Snæfellsjökull National Park.  Columnar basalt and grottoes can be seen close to Arnarstapi pier. There is a popular hiking trail across the lava and along the beach from Arnarstapi to Hellnar.  The seaside and the cliffs along this hiking trail was made a Natural Reserve in 1979. The hike on this trail takes about an hour, with views of the coastal bird life and unique rock formations . The icecap of Snæfellsjökull glacier can be seen from Arnastapi, and in many photographs of Arnastapi the iconic Stapafell mountain is seen in the background.

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