Rauðasandur Seal Watching
Available all year
Leisure time at coffee house or beach.
Rauðasandur is one of the most spectacular sites of Iceland, surrounded by magnificent landscape; red coloured sand in beautiful settings of black cliffs and the blue Atlantic Ocean. Our local guide and a local farmer will take you by a tractor carriage to a seal colony where harbour seals are often seen at a close range. More than 100 seals take advantage of the sun and sand at Rauðasandur, sunbathing and resting on the beach. In early spring, mothers lie on the sand with their young. Later in the summer you can watch as the pups take their first steps to adulthood. This is a true adventure. We go carefully as we try not to disturb the wild animals. Due to their curiosity, you can expect to get good pictures of these beautiful animals in the picturesque landscape of Rauðasandur.
Language: English and German.
Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions (we recommend layers, the outer being wind/waterproof) - with sturdy, non slip foot wear, and bring your camera!
Walking information: Mostly flat surface, sand, gravel and grass.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
Expedition cruises offering this activity
See some of the world's most wonderful nature on a cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions
Circumnavigating Iceland - The Land of Elves, Sagas and Volcanoes (Itinerary 1)
8 departures between Jun 2022 and Jul 2023 - 9 days
MS Fridtjof Nansen +1