Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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Arnarstapi is a charming rural village in Snæfellsnes peninsula’s beautiful landscape. It is known for its beautiful small boat marina, nestled in rocky cliffs and surrounded by beautiful, impressive stacks and boulders. A picturesque, eroded circular stone arch lies close to its shoreline, making this location spectacular. A big majestical mountain towers over the village, Mt Stapafell, a 526-metre-tall, eroded palagonitic pyramid-shaped mountain. A massive stone sculpture of a Viking sits in the middle of the village, with the almighty Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop. Truly a remarkable location with lots of variety and Snæfellsjökull glacier in the background.

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The road to the village is a good, paved road.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

There are lots of hotel options around this area. Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of Iceland’s most visited tourist places with all the services you might need for your production. There is a big hotel at this location and many holiday homes that could be rented. The nearest hospital is in Stykkishólmur, 87 kilometres away.
< 1 km
Gas station
< 50 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
< 1 km
< 1 km
< 50 km


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The area is owned by the government, private landowners and companies. The harbour is a working harbour with a fishing industry.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

Depends on where you shoot, but there are many options for big basecamps. There are medium size parking lots all over the village. A few hotels, restaurants and holiday homes. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

Depending on where you shoot. The coastline is mostly tall cliffs with a few exceptions. The cliff edges are treacherous and the waves and currents big and powerful.


Arnarstapi is a popular tourist attraction with visitors and locals staying for few days in hotels or holiday homes. There is also a large camping ground in the village. In certain places, you might need additional staff to close or manage this location.

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