Informationen über: Skarðsvík-Strand

Skarðsvík is a rarity in terms of Icelandic beaches for its golden sand.Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Ulrich Latzenhofer. 

A golden sandy beach found on the northwestern tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Skarðsvík is an exceptional, natural gem, even by Icelandic standards. 

Explore this region on a tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

In stark contrast to the majority of black sand beaches in Iceland, Skarðsvík resembles a Mediterranean shoreline, enforced by its aquamarine, turquoise water and the surrounding dark, volcanic landscape. Visiting Skarðsvík is an excellent means of coming to terms with just how diverse Iceland's landscapes can be. 

Be warned, the waves at Skarðsvík are renown for being aggressive, so be sure to stand far back from the waterline. It is recommended to visit the beach at low-tide in order to ensure safety. To access the beach, follow the main road of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Útnesvegur (Nr. 574), before turning west onto Öndverðarnesvegur (Nr. 579). This is a gravel road, but accessible to most vehicles, and is surrounded by incredible views of the peninsula itself. 

Dienstleistungen in der Nähe: Skarðsvík-Strand

Alle Dienstleistungen in 50km Radius

Attraktionen in der Umgebung: Skarðsvík-Strand

Saxhóll

 Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Diego Delso.  Saxhóll is one of the most popular craters on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, found 9 km (5.5 mi) sout...

Ansehen

Hellissandur

Photo above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Chensiyuan Hellissandur is a village dating back to the 16th Century, found on the northwesternmost...

Ansehen

Rif

Ríf is a tiny settlement on the northern shore of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  Explore this area on a self drive tour in Iceland. Hellissandur and...

Ansehen

Ólafsvík

Olafsvik is a fishing town of just over a 1000 people, located on the west side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.  Visit this fishing town while on a...

Ansehen

Snæfellsjökull

Snæfellsjökull is a glacier-capped volcano found on the tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in west Iceland. It stands in a National Park of the same n...

Ansehen

Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes ist eine große Halbinsel, die sich von Westisland aus erstreckt und aufgrund des Reichtums und der Vielfalt der dort vorhandenen Natur o...

Ansehen

Ölkelda

Olkelda is a farm in the south of Snaefellsnes, taking its name from a renowned mineral spring close by. The pristine mineral spring by the Olkelda f...

Ansehen

Djúpalónssandur

Djúpalónssandur is an arched-shaped bay of dark cliffs and black sand, located on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Western Iceland.  Discover this area...

Ansehen

Vatnshellir-Höhle

Photo from Into the Underworld | Vatnshellir Caving Tour Vatnshellir Cave is a lava tube on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and a popular site for caving t...

Ansehen

Sönghellir-Höhle

Sönghellir, or 'Song Cave', is a cave on the Snæfellsnes peninsula famed for its echoing quality. The acoustics inside have a magical quality,...

Ansehen

Rauðfeldsgjá-Schlucht

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Emstrur.  Rauðfeldsgjá, which translates to Red-Cloak Rift, is a beautiful gorge in Botnsfjall Mountain on the Snæfellsn...

Ansehen

Snæfellsjökull-Nationalpark

Snæfellsjökull National Park is found on the tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and is one of three National Parks in Iceland. It is named after its c...

Ansehen

Lóndrangar

The Lóndrangar basalt cliffs are amongst the many geological wonders of the Snæfellnes peninsula. Explore a wide range of Snaefellsnes peninsula to...

Ansehen

Arnarstapi

Arnarstapi is a village on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, once a fishing hub and now a place for travellers to refuel before enteri...

Ansehen

Gatklettur

Gatklettur ("Hellnar Arch") is a famous, naturally formed stone arch found between the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar on the Snæfellsnes Peninsu...

Ansehen

Hellnar

Hellnar is an old fishing village on the westernmost part of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. It used to be one of the largest fishing stations of the pe...

Ansehen

Búðir

Búðir is a small hamlet in the municipality of Snæfellsbær on the westernmost tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Take a tour of the Snaefellsnes Pen...

Ansehen

Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell, or 'Church Mountain', is a distinctly shaped peak found on the north shore of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula, only a short dist...

Ansehen

Melrakkaey

Melrakkaey ("Fox Island") is a small island found at the mouth of Grundarfjörður. Melrakkaey was protected in 1972 and today, only those with permis...

Ansehen

Grundarfjörður

Wikimedia, Creative CommonsChensiyuan  Grundarfjörður is a small town found on the north coast of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west of Iceland. I...

Ansehen