Ytri Tunga Beach
Ytri Tunga Beach
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HeardItBothWays
Easton, PA2,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
My husband and I visited Ytri Tunga Beach while exploring Snaefellsnes. It was very cold, windy, and misty on the day we went but we still were able to see some seals when we walked out on the rocks. We were glad we were in our hiking gear because it was sandy and muddy.

There was a dead whale washed up on shore as well which was sad but interesting.

It was free to park and there were a few informational signs near the parking lot. This is worth a visit, especially if the weather is a little nicer. It was pretty brutal on a stormy September morning!
Written October 19, 2021
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TFAtravel
Chicago, IL429 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The rain and mist and cold, plus the absence of any seals made this attraction not-so-much of one. If it's a nice day, this is worth a stop. Be careful, the turnoff is hard to see. It is a small gravel road.
Written August 14, 2021
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Kaye N
Provo, UT2,165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We liked this area because it wasn't overrun with tourists. It also wasn't overrun with seals but we did see about 10 out on the rocks. You'll need a good lens on a camera to get good shots but my iPhone did alright with some photos too.

Parking is a dirt lot and the walk is probably a quarter mile to get to the seals but it's different and interesting. It was nice to be on the edge of the ocean - quiet and peaceful!
Written September 28, 2022
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This is a beach, for which it is worth taking a moment off the road to diversify the route. There is yellow sand on the beach which is quite rare in Iceland. A quiet place where you can meet several other tourists. There are a lot of rocks and algae and seaweed . We visited this place during our stay at Snæfellsnes. Sadly we had no luck to see any seals there, although it’s still beautiful place.
Written March 30, 2020
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BLT1991
Toano, VA773 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Billed as a great place to see seals. There are signs in the parking lot that shows the kinds of seals that are there. We swung through early in the day and didn't see any (there was a bit of a gloomy sky). You might want to check when you're likely to see them. The beach shows up in the GPS and it really feels like you're driving into someone's driveway, but keep going. The gravel road goes around to the right of the farmhouse and will lead to the beach.
Written September 7, 2022
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Nina K
Viborg, Denmark22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
We went on a cold September day and saw a lot of seals (+20) from a distance. We were therefor 20-30 min. The beach is on private ground, but tourists are welcome. On the parking lot there is an info table about the seals and precautions. Short walk to the beach. Remember binoculars!
Written September 10, 2020
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Cyrena L
Arvada, CO210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Really neat area to check out! We saw a dozen seals bobbing in the water just off shore, hundreds of birds and the spine of a sperm whale. The area itself is really unique with large black rocks next to the golden sand. Well worth a visit.
Written June 11, 2022
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,664 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This gold sand beach is on private property, but you are allowed to visit, and there is a parking lot with information signs about seals and other wildlife found there. There is a lot of seaweed, but you aren't there to swim. ;-) We saw a few seals and so many birds! We had a sunny day, so it was such a nice place to be.
Written July 11, 2021
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Danya F
Columbus, OH387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We loved this spot for seal watching and found it much better for seals than the northern Vatnsnes peninsula! I would recommend bringing a good camera with a zoom lens and wearing hiking boots to make walking over the boulders easier. The biggest problem with Ytri Tunga beach is that it is a bit difficult to find. Our first day traveling around the Snaefellsnes peninsula, it was rainy with low visibility so we didn't even try to go, but we also didn't see a sign for this beach from the main road. The next day driving around the peninsula was better weatherwise so that we could see the people along the beach and knew where to turn. I'm posting a picture of the junction so others can learn where to turn to access the beach, as there is currently no sign for it.
Written July 22, 2019
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happy_vegemite_too
Gold Coast153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
So peaceful and wondrous, the colours of the algae were a stunning feast for the eyes and algae covered the beach as far as the eye could see.The lighting changed frequently with the weather which varied from bright sunshine to overcast and rainy in short bursts. It was such a dramatic setting with the tall mountains towering in the background. The water was like a lake, birds bobbed along in a line in the distance. The tide was rising and seals, resting on low lying boulders, reluctant to move struggled to maintain their balance. I was loathe to leave. We were only going to be here for about 30 minutes, but spent several hours, a truly wondrous sight. It was the quietness and serenity that made it seem so ethereal.
Written December 21, 2019
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