Arch Rock

Useful Information

Location: Arnarstapi
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: KarstNatural Bridge
Light: n/a
Guided tours:
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
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The Gatklettur natural arch is located at the coast at Arnarstapi village on Snaefellsnes peninsula. It is easily reched on a short walk from the parking lot of the Seaman Barður monument. A thin ridge of basalt is washed out twice by the waves to form a quite characteristic double arch. The big hole is based on the sea level, with waves crushing through the hole continually. The small opening is higher up in the wall, but it is reached by the wave when they are a little higher. Beneath the arch there are numerous rocks with strange forms along the cliff.