Rauðasandur is a beautiful area for outdoors activities. An area with a  beach that stretches for 10 km, hiking trails, harbor seal colony and much more.

Harbor seals
Harbor seals
Harbor seal
The beach
Harbor seal colony

On the beach is a Harbor seal colony with up to 200 seals. When the tide is low, the seals lay on the sand and are easy to watch.


The french coffee house at kirkjuhvammur

All around are beautiful hiking trails for all types of hikers, ranging from easy to very difficult. From an easy walk such as hiking to the ruins of an old farm, Sjöundá, just a 15 min walk from the campsite. To the difficult hike to the lighthouse in Skor with steep slopes and elevation, which takes about 90 min one way. 


The coffee house is located in the middle of Rauðasandur, close to the church. It is open during the summer and serves the most delicious french chocolate cake. They also have an impressive collection of sand from all over Iceland and even from various places in the world. We highly recommend that you sit down for a cup of coffee and enjoy the view of both Látrabjarg bird cliffs and Snæfellsjökull glacier.

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Melanes, 451 Patreksfjörður


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