Explore Skarðsvík Beach

Rate this Adventure Iceland Skarðsvík Beach

Added by Jess Fischer

Located in the northern section of Snæfellsjökull National Park, this beach has amazingly colorful sand, beautiful blue water and cliffs you can hike on above the ocean. 

From the parking area you are free to roam the area. We started by walking down the stairs from the left of the parking lot. We walked down to the beach and went to the right towards the cliffs, hiked up under the base of the cliffs and around to the left to get on top of the cliffs. The area is very open and easy to access. 

Be sure to pick up a handful of sand while you're there. Not only is the sand very colorful it's amazingly soft. 

Pack List

  • Water bottle
  • Picnic
  • Camera
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More



Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



0.3 Miles

Elev. Gain:

40 Feet


Easy Parking
Picnic Area

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Jess Fischer

A little adventurer with a big love for the great outdoors.

More Adventures Nearby

Photogarph the Iconic Sheep Barn in the Westfjords

Iceland / Sheep Barn

Strangely enough I had seen this little barn in a ton of pictures before going to the Westfjords.

Jess Fischer
3 Saves

Explore Glanni Waterfall

Iceland / Glanni Waterfall Trailhead

Glanni Waterfall is in the western region of Iceland right off the main Ring Road. It's the perfect place to get out and stretch your legs for a quick 15 minutes.

Jess Fischer
2 Saves

Explore Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Iceland / Fjallsarlon

From the parking lot follow the well marked path down to the lagoon.