Skardsvik Beach

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Epsom, UK1,118 contributions
Stopped for a leg stretch on our way to Skalasnagi lighthouse at this pretty beach with golden sand and impressive cliffs. Easy to access and there's a very short looping trail down from the car park and along the beach before heading back up to the car park. You don't need long to appreciate the beach but it is worth a short stop. It's pretty even on a grey, wet and windy day.
Written August 26, 2021
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Summit, NJ365 contributions
The road to the beach is paved, there is a small parking lot, and beach is directly in front of the lot so no hiking needed. Unlike most Iceland beaches, this one is actually sandy and golden. It is surrounded by black basalt cliffs and boulders which makes for some beautiful contrasts. If you catch it on a nice day, it would be a beautiful picnic spot.

Definitely worth a short detour from the main road to see!
Written December 11, 2019
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Globalina
Toronto123 contributions
Couples
The view was beautiful, but we could not hike down the beach. It was extremely windy, wet and cold. I guess it is different on a sunny summer day...
Written June 29, 2019
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J & M H.
Calgary, Canada594 contributions
Couples
The drive in to Skardsvik was pretty quick but we found it to be quite windy. There wasn’t too much to see/do given the conditions but there is a pretty cool tiny cave / enclosure and there was a picnic table. If you do make the journey I recommend a 20 minute stop roughly but I didn’t notice any washrooms so my recommendation would be to skip this beach and add extra time to a stop at Djupalonssandur.
Written July 30, 2019
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Kreber668
Bentonville, AR167 contributions
Couples
Great spot to stop with your picnic lunch and watch the waves crash into the beach. It was a special place and one that not too many people know about it seems. Beautiful stroll on the beach after with all kinds of colors of little shells on the golden sand. Pink, blue, purple, red.....very pretty.
Written September 10, 2018
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J222_psu
Chicago, IL1,371 contributions
Solo
skardsvik beach has golden colored sand surrounded by basalt cliffs. A great place to stop, picnic, and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. Plenty of places to park so find one that suits you.
Written January 2, 2018
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itcheetam
Los Angeles, CA3,724 contributions
Friends
Where route 54 and 574 meet, this place is rural and quiet, but only the ocean, waves and lava rock. It can be very windy. If you drive further forward and all of a sudden, your eyes open up because you see golden sand beach against the black lava rock. The contrast is very catching.Serene place and deserve a visit. Many bird life around here.
Written December 19, 2017
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GRZ
Chicago, IL7,866 contributions
Skardsvik Beach is just a small side track stop at the northern entrance to the Snaefellsjökull National Park - is it a must? probably not but it is indeed the only truly yellow sand beach we saw on the island in the 10 days and it made it for a unique spot - being a beach lover it was a pleasant thing to see "finally" yellow sand :)

TIP: the side road is curvy and narrow - just be respectful - there are no restrooms here but a perfectly fine parking "lot"
Written August 10, 2022
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HydeSeek
Macclesfield, UK84 contributions
Lovely cove with cliffs & rocks. A great place to watch the sea smashing against the cliffs. Definitely worth a visit
Written October 7, 2021
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Janmeet M
Faridabad, India352 contributions
Couples
Most people would find nothing exciting about a beach with regular sand, but when you’ve been in Iceland for a few days and all you’ve seen are black sand beaches you’d find a new appreciation for golden sand. You’re mind gets tricked into believing that you’ve seen sand this golden for the first time in your life. Although the weather was harsh, and we hardly got to spend 15-20 minutes at the beach because of the crazy itinerary we had for that day, I’d have missed not seeing it.
Written April 28, 2019
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