Best Beaches In Iceland

Djúpalónssandur Beach

On the western tip of Iceland, this curved volcanic beach made up of sand and stones clings to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Ytri-Tunga Beach

Chalk off the gorgeous Ytri-Tunga Beach on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a two-hour drive north of Reykjavík along Iceland’s craggy coastline.

Ólafsfjörður Beach, near Akureyri

The spectacular black-sand beach of Ólafsfjörður, at the mouth of the Eyjafjörður fjord, on Iceland's north coast.

Reynisfjara Beach

This extraordinary south coast beach is worth every second of the two-and-a-half hour journey from Reykjavik.

Dyrholaey Beach

To the west of Reynisfjara, Dyrholaey makes the list of the best beaches in Iceland because it unfolds for miles along the south’s unspoiled coastline.

Búðir Beach

Búðir Beach is a sweep of blond sand facing Faxaflói Bay on the edge of the vast Búðahraun lava field in west Iceland.

Álftanes Beach, near Reykjavik

One of the closest beaches to Iceland’s capital, Álftanes lies just 20 minutes south of Reykjavik, nestled on the stirring Reykjanes peninsula.

Nautholsvik Beach, Reykjavik

Nautholsvik stands apart as one of the best beaches in Iceland for its central location and the opportunity it offers visitors to plunge into the refreshing water.

Langisandur Beach, near Reykjavik

This Blue Flag sandy beach on Iceland’s west coast is around a 50-minute drive north of Reykjavik.

Solheimasandur Beach

Solheimasandur beach on the south coast of Iceland is famous not only for its black sand, but also as the site of a 1973 plane crash.

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