The surreal orange beach among all the Icelandic black beaches
If you made it here to the end of the Icelandic Westfjords, then congratulations. Rauðisandur offers a spectacular view and countless numbers of seabirds and seals. Rauðisandur is a golden red sand beach in the Latrabjarg area. The magnificent hues of the sand differ with daylight and weather. Rauðisandur (Red Sand) takes its name from the multitudes of pulverized scallop shells that make up the beach, having accumulated over the centuries. There are some that say that the Viking settler Armodur ‘The Red’ Thorbjarnarson gave the beach its name. Park somewhere around the black church and follow the path until you can, or just follow your instincts and head towards the open sea. In the latter case you constantly see how the sand gets more and more colorful as you approach the ocean. Make sure to visit this beach when low tide, otherwise it is not possible to access the ocean and have the feeling of walking the orange sand. Completed: 1 August 2020
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