Trip Difficulty: Easy
Season: 1. May – 1. October
Days: Daily
Place of departure: Patreksfjörður Tourist Center
Time of depart: 9 AM
Duration: Approx. 5 hours
Age limit: No limit
Price: 20.900 ISK, 9.900 ISK for children 6 – 12 years old.

Local guidance in English and transportation.

Advisable to wear comfortable warm clothing. We recommend that you bring a backpack and water bottle. Please wear hiking boots.

All Hiking Tours

Hiking in Iceland is getting more and more popular. In Iceland we have various, beautiful hiking trails which are mostly the old routes people walked before we made roads for cars. In the Westfjords those trails are usually very visible because they were used until the roads were made around the fifties.

Rauðasandur is one of Iceland´s most spectacular sites and most famous beach, red colored in beautiful settings of black cliffs and blue ocean. If weather and visibility are good we can see all the way to Snæfellsnes peninsula  and Snæfellsjökull glacier.

The Rauðasandur sandy beach takes its colors from pulverized scallop shells that have accumulated over the centuries. Seals are often seen on the beach, even sunning with their offspring.

Forbidden romance

Our local guide will professionally lead the way through  a breathtaking landscape and tell local stories, such as of the forbidden romance between adulterous couple at the farm Sjöundaá in the beginning of the 18th century, which has been dealt with in literature and theatricals for decades.

We will stop at the French Cafe to enjoy the beautiful view and unique tranquility of Rauðasandur.