Gatklettur ("Hellnar Arch") is a famous, naturally formed stone arch found between the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Gatklettur is particularly spectacular for photographers, amateurs and professionals alike. The strange, swirling patterns across the rock itself is a testament to the ocean's constant barrage and makes for a fascinating photographic subject.
Thankfully, Gatklettur is less frequently visited by guests to Iceland, so there is a good chance you'll have this scenic stop all to yourself. The best way to access the rock arch is to hike from Arnarstapi to Hellnar, taking in the beautiful coastlines and gorgeous mountain backdrop as you walk. This route is approximately 5 km and should take around two hours. Gatklettur is far closer to Arnarstapi than Hellnar.