Arnarstapi Center



Arnarstapi Center

Arnarstapi Center offers multiple types of accommodation in the beautiful area of Arnarstapi on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Whether you prefer a comfortable hotel room with en-suite bathroom, camping outside or something in between, here you will find accommodation to suit your needs. The area is stunningly beautiful and offers many hiking paths, glacier tours and opportunities for nature exploration. Open all year.

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Amentities

  • Shared bathroom (Cat.I)
  • Shared bathroom with hand basin (Cat.II)
  • Private bathroom (Cat.III)
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Cottage
  • Apartment
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meals available
  • Cooking facilities
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Ocean view
  • Glacier view

Hellnar 5 km
Malarrif 9 km
Hellissandur 36 km
Ólafsvík 37 km
Lýsuhóll pool 38 km
Grundarfjörður 52 km

Accommodation

1. The hotel has 36 rooms: 22x2 pers., 10x3 pers. and 4 hotel apartments suitable for up to 6 pers. Each room has a private bathroom.
2. The guesthouse has 19 rooms: 12x2 pers., 4x3 pers. and 3x4 pers. Shared bathroom.
3. 10 cottages, each suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Each cottage has a private bathroom, microwave oven, coffee maker and a fridge.

Board

Snjófell Restaurant at Arnarstapi Center highlights local produce in their cooking, from the communities around Arnarstapi and other places on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The restaurant can seat 100 people. Breakfast is served for guests, but between 10:00-22:00 every day the restaurant is open for everyone.

Service and recreation

Arnarstapi and the area surrounding Snæfellsjökull glacier is one of the most popular tourist attractions in West Iceland. Here you will find multiple hiking routes from and around the village, along the seashore, to the mountains, or onto the glacier. This is a reserved area that belongs to the Snæfellsjökull National Park. There are countless scenic driving routes around the peninsula and many different types of activities, such as glacier tours. The closest swimming pools are Lýsuhóll (38 km) and Ólafsvík (indoor pool with outdoor hot tubs – 37 km). The closest village with shops and common services: Ólafsvík (37 km).

Arnarstapi - Hiking

Arnarstapi is a small fishing village on the southern side of Snæfellsnes peninsula, around 193 km distance from Reykjavík. The cliffs along the seashore are the perfect place for bird watchers to hang out and the village itself is a popular nesting ground for the arctic tern. Along the seashore, between Arnarstapi and Hellnar, you will find many tempting hiking paths above the waterworn cliffs. You can also choose many hiking paths that go inland, for example around Stapafell mountain (526 m).

Snæfellsjökull Glacier

Snæfellsjökull glacier stands proudly above the communities farthest out on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It is world-renowned for its beauty and magical powers, and for Jules Verne‘s notion that in Snæfellsjökull there is an entrance leading to the centre of the Earth. Many tours are offered from Arnarstapi to the glacier on snowcats and snowmobiles. The view from the glacier summit is stunning and otherworldly on bright and sunny days. No person should hike the glacier on their own, except by following the trails left by snowcats and snowmobiles.

Snæfellsjökull National Park

Arnarstapi village is located on the edge of Snæfellsjökull National Park, which covers a large area around the glacier from the magnificent seashore to the glacier‘s highest point. The National Park offers many points of interest, an indication of the battle between fire and ice, the powerful ocean waves, and remains telling the stories of how people have survived in this area through the ages.
During the summer you take a guided hiking tour, but anyone can explore this wonderous world on their own by following marked paths. The Snæfellsjökull Visitor Center is located at Malarrif (9 km from Arnarstapi).

Vatnshellir Cave

Vatnshellir is an 8000 years old lava tube that reaches over 200 meters and goes 35 meters below the surface. It is located just above the road leading down to Malarrif. The cave is very wide and has a high ceiling and has been made accessible by a spiral staircase. Access to the cave is only permitted in guided tours, which are operated daily from the Visitor Center in Malarrif.

Prices

The accommodation at Arnarstapi Center is available on request. Please fill out the booking request form to make a booking.

 
 Accommodation type
  Winter 2017 - 2018  
  1 Oct - 30 Apr
 Summer 2018 
 1 May - 30 Sept  
 Single room with private bathroom | Category III   €179 per room  €252-309 per room
 Double or twin room with shared bathroom | Category I   €152 per room  €174 per room
 Double or twin room with private bathroom | Category III   €198 per room  €310 per room
 Family room for 3 persons with shared bathroomCategory I   €228 per room  €261 per room
 Family room for 3 persons with private bathroom | Category III   €297 per room  €465 per room
 Family room for 4 persons with shared bathroom Category I   €304 per room  €347 per room

Prices are per night.

 

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