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6 best beaches in Iceland

Iceland may be known for its cold climate and the Blue Lagoon, but the country is also home to some of the most stunning beaches. Some Icelandic beaches have volcanic black sand, many are naturally rocky, and if it’s not warm enough for bathing, these beautiful beach locations still offer great photo opportunities. In some places, you can even ride Icelandic ponies on the beach. Read on for the best beaches in Iceland.

Playa Nautholsvik en Reykjavik (Gran Área de Reykjavik)

Nautholsvik is a popular sandy beach in Reykjavik. The good: it is a thermal beach heated by hot water that flows into the bay, so you can enjoy bathing here. There are two fresh water pools and public facilities should you decide to stay out of the salt water. This beach is great for families, but surfing is not allowed here, so don’t expect to hang ten.

Playa Kirkjubol (Occidental Iceland)

If you visit the western parts of Iceland, especially Strandir County, visit Kirkjubol Beach, which is great for outdoor men and family travelers. The drive from Reykjavik is quite long, but there are bus and plane services to Strandir County available. You can also take a tour of this area.

Playa de Álftanes (Gran Reykjavik Area)

Álftanes Beach is a pretty stretch on the Álftanes Peninsula, and one of the few white sand beaches in Iceland. Part of the Reykjavik metropolitan area, visitors can find this Icelandic beach just east of downtown Reykjavik on the Alftanes Peninsula. Unlike other beaches, it is not difficult to reach, especially for a quick day trip.

Djúpalónssandur Beach (East Iceland)

This beach area can also be found near Snaefellsnes and is called Djúpalónssandur. The Icelandic beach consists of many pebbles and rocks gently created and shaped by nature (that is, don’t expect to lie down and tan like you would on a softer beach). Bring your camera for the unique rock sculptures found on this beach in Iceland and water shoes that are equipped for sharper surfaces (rock or shell).

Playa Reynisfjara near Vik (sur de Islandia)

Approximately 110 miles (180 km) from Reykjavik, you will find the Icelandic town of Vik with a beautiful beach area. Reynisfjara Beach is a natural black sand and pebble beach with some larger rocks. Don’t forget to look at the interesting basalt caves next to the beach while you are there. The strange basalt formations almost make it seem otherworldly.

Budir Beach (West Iceland)

Budir Beach is located on the picturesque Snæfellsnes peninsula. To get to the beach, head to the Snaefellsnes peninsula and then go along the southern coast of the peninsula to Búðir ​​to be surprised by one of the very rare light-colored beaches in Iceland, strongly contrasted by the black basalt lava. .

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