Sadly nowadays this place is more often than not crowded with tourists. PIC Dmitry Shakin

Sadly nowadays this place is more often than not crowded with tourists. PIC Dmitry Shakin

T hose not inclined to do a bit of research before heading to Iceland and just following the flow of things might once in awhile miss out on quite marvellous things. Like the tiny speck of Arnarstapi on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

This microscopic hamlet is absolutely a must stop on the way around Snaefellsnes peninsula, two hours west of Reykjavik city. Not just because its setting with the beautiful Snaefellsjokull glacier in the background is wonderful, not just because most will instantly feel at ease here and find calmness forgotten for years but mostly because the coast here is nothing but amazing sculpture park. A sculpture park by mother nature.

As you can see from the pic above this is not ordinary coast. Dangerous, jagged and rocky but at the same time both fascinating and inviting. Kinda like falling in love with a drug addict. You know this it´s a bad idea but your love is overpowering.

Set up camp, pour some wine, make love

Seriously though, this demands a visit but try be here in summertime and try to be very early or very late since the large tour companies are driving folks here in droves day in day out. Which for us spoils much of this lovely area.

There is a fine lighthouse here which sometimes in summertime is open for visitors but even if not this spot on Iceland is quite fantastic for midnight sun watching. Set up camp, pour some wine, make love and then just die of pleasure when the sun is setting but then having second thoughts and rises again. Best show on earth if you ask us.

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