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Rauðasandur Beach is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vesturbyggð, Westfjords, Iceland that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 85 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



Rauðasandur literally means red sand.The red color comes from scallop shells that have been pulverized into a fine powder and color this vast stretch of sand.

9 months ago

Natural trip very nice

10 months ago

Beautiful flat walk through a pasture and then the beach with cliffs behind. Take off your shoes! Drive down is hairpin turns so agree with other reviews not for the faint hearted

Sat May 04 2019

Awesome place to visit, easy flat walk, but check tide times as it may be WAY out. The drive down though is not for the faint hearted.