Information about Breiðavík

Breiðavík is one of Iceland's most mesmerising beaches.Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by: Jóna Þórunn.

Breiðavík is a beach in the Westfjords, near the very popular Látrabjarg birdwatching cliffs. 

Spend some time in this area while on a self drive tour in Iceland.

Unlike many of Iceland’s beaches, the sands here are golden, giving it an ambience that is differs from the rest of the country; in bright weather, it almost looks tropical. By the shore, there is a quaint church, and there are options for accommodation here in summer.

Staying in this area is excellent for birdwatchers who wish to see the millions of birds from dozens of species that nest and feed nearby, including puffins from May to August.

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Attractions nearby Breiðavík

Látrabjarg

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Rauðasandur

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Tálknafjörður

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Bíldudalur

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Arnarfjörður

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Hrafnseyri

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by TommyBee Hrafnseyri is an old town in the Westfjords that dates back to the Settlement Era and has link...

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Kirkjubólsdalur

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Þingeyri

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Dýrafjörður

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Dynjandi

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Öskjuvatn

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Breiðafjörður

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Flateyri

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Flatey

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Kolbrún Ragna. Flatey ('Flat Island') is just one of the thousands of islands that dot Breiðafjörður, a...

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Hellissandur

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Rif

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Skarðsvík Beach

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Ulrich Latzenhofer.  A golden sandy beach found on the northwestern tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, S...

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Seljalandsdalur

Seljalandsdalur is a valley to the west of Isafjordur in the Westfjords. The valley is ideal for taking a nice walk among stunning landscape and in...

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Þjófatindar

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