Trip Difficulty: Easy
Season: 18. June – 30. April
Days: All days of the week
Place of departure: Camping site at Melanes, Rauðasandur.
Time of depart: On request
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 6.900 ISK, 4.500 ISK for children 6 – 12 years old.
Age limit: No limit

Included: Local guidance in English. Ride on the tractor carriage to the seal colony

Tips: Warm outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes recommended

All Winter Tours

Seal Colony at Rauðasandur

Rauðasandur is one of the most spectacular sites of Iceland, surrounded by magnificent landscape; red coloured sand in beautiful settings of black cliffs and the blue Atlantic Ocean.

Our local guide will take you by a tractor carriage to a seal colony where harbour seals are often seen at a close range. More than 100 seals take advantage of the sun and sand at Rauðasandur, sunbathing and resting on the beach. In early summer, seal-mothers lie on the sand with their young. Later in the summer, you can watch as the pups take their first steps to adulthood.

A ride on a tractor carriage on the sand with our expert guide and a local farmer along the sandy beach to the seal colony, where you can see the seals up close. This is a true adventure. We go carefully as we try not to disturb the wild animals. Due to their curiosity, you can expect to get good pictures of these beautiful animals in the picturesque landscape of Rauðasandur.