Skardsvik Beach

Skardsvik Beach, Hellissandur: Address, Skardsvik Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Skardsvik Beach
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globedecker
Summit, NJ347 contributions
Unique, stunning, and easily accessed. Worth a visit
Nov. 2019
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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J & M H.
Calgary, Canada594 contributions
Nice Beach but I’d Skip it Next Time
Jul. 2019 • 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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Globalina
Toronto112 contributions
Beautiful view
Jun. 2019 • 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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Janmeet M
Faridabad, India323 contributions
Beautiful
Apr. 2019 • 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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RudyMarietjieVisser
Bredasdorp, South Africa59 contributions
Coloumns
Jan. 2019 • Friends
The black basalt coloumns of Skardsvik beach are beautiful. Lava fields reach all the way to the sea, Very windy
Written March 5, 2019
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sophia27
Colchester, UK856 contributions
Scenic
Nov. 2018 • Couples
Not quite so nice on a very windy and rainy day but even then you can appreciate what is seen and wonder how much better it would be on a nice day.
Written November 20, 2018
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Ulli B
Washington DC, DC54 contributions
Another great beach
Sep. 2018 • Business
Another very scenic places to visit. Because the entire Peninsula has all sorts of attractions, it makes sense to see this too.
Written October 14, 2018
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joly111
Rezekne, Latvia47 contributions
Stunning nature
Feb. 2018 • Couples
This is why I love Iceland. The unaffected place with wild rocks. You don't need 4x4 car to access this place.
Written October 5, 2018
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Stef4115
Annandale, VA1,312 contributions
It looks like sand, but is not sand!
Sep. 2018 • Couples
The thing I love about Icelandic beaches, is that they are all different and all made up of different materials. I dare to say it’s all of volcanic origin, but different consistencies and textures. Skardsvik, upon initial view, looks just like a tan sand beach.. like beaches we have on the east coast of the US, but upon closer inspection, it is actually a beautiful mix of very tiny tan and black glacially smoothed lava rocks.. very small and even in size.. the size of large coffee grounds. To me very beautiful.. but then again, I like rocks.

The beach itself is beautiful, even if you’re not into rocks... it’s got craggy cliffs surrounding it and easy paths and stairs to access it. There is a parking lot and picnic tables. The road in is decent (but quickly declines after this point). There were itty bitty perfect clam shells scattered through out the “sand” and a rescue floatation device attached near the stairway entrance. This tells you to be careful of the water and waves (this goes for all beaches in Iceland). The waves can be quite unpredictable and the water is frigid... not a good combination.

If you are tooling around Snaefellsjoekull National Park, take the short detour to see this beach. It’s close to the main road and very pretty.
Written October 2, 2018
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Kreber668
Bentonville, AR155 contributions
Nice place for picnic lunch
Sep. 2018 • 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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