Pearls of the Westfjords | Latrabjarg Cliffs & Raudasandur Beach

Pearls of the Westfjords | Latrabjarg Cliffs & Raudasandur Beach
You'll see spectacular views of the Westfjords on a jeep tour of the region.
You'll find beaches of red or white sand in the Westfjords, not the usual black sand beaches you'll see everywhere else in Iceland.
You can see Iceland's most beloved bird, the puffin, on this tour of the Westfjords.
The largest colony of razorbills in Iceland is found at Látrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords
At Rauðasandur beach in the Westfjords, the sands are white or red, unlike the black sand beaches found everywhere else in Iceland.
On a summer tour of the Westfjords, you'll see the adorable puffins at Látrabjarg cliffs.

Explore the beautiful nature of the Westfjords on this immersive day tour where you’ll see the abundant wildlife at Látrabjarg cliffs and Rauðasandur beach, and get a fantastic view of the surrounding fjords. Those travelling to this remote region and want to discover areas of hidden gems should not miss this tour.

You’ll meet your guides in Patreksfjörður, a charming fishing village close to many of the Westfjords' most popular attractions. There, you’ll board a large jeep and take a quick tour of the town before making your way to Látrabjarg cliff.

Látrabjarg is Europe’s largest bird cliff with a length of 14 kilometres and a height of 441 metres. A variety of birds make Látrabjarg their home in the summer, including puffins, razorbills, guillemots, and northern gannets. 

You’ll get a spectacular view over Rauðasandur beach and the surrounding inlets and fjords as you drive towards the deserted Keflavík beach. Your expert driver will manoeuvre the car up steep hills and rough, high altitude roads as you travel between destinations.

You’ll make a stop at the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur where a large US Navy plane sits in the front yard. There, you’ll see a unique display of old items showcasing the history of fishing, farming and everyday life in the area. At the museum, you will also learn about the rescue of a British trawler that stranded at Látrabjarg in 1947.

You’ll then visit the red sand beach of Rauðasandur. The colour of the beach changes depending on weather conditions. In the summer’s sun, the sand is dazzling red, getting its colour from crushed scallop shells. Keep an eye out for the area’s plentiful wildlife; you might spot a seal or two. After a memorable day, you’ll return to Patreksfjörður village in time for dinner. 

Get to know the magical Westfjords with this fun-filled day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Látrabjarg, Rauðasandur, Breiðavík, Patreksfjörður, Tálknafjörður
Pickup information:
    Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
    Þórsgata 8, Patreksfjörður - Westfjords
    Included:
    • Local English speaking guide

    • Jeep tour

    • Entrance to the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur


    What to bring:
    • Warm outdoor clothing

    • Good shoes



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