Rauðasandur Seal Watching

Head towards Rauðasandur Beach with a quick stop at Garðar BA for some seal watching and leisure time, either at the coffee house or walk down to the beach.

  • Rauðasandur Beach.
  • Seal Watching.
  • Magnificent landscape.
  • Leisure time at the coffee house or beach.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    4 hours 10 minutes

  • Booking Code

    G-PFJ4

  • From

    $ 225

  • Notices

    Dress according to local weather conditions (we recommend layers, the outer being wind/waterproof), with sturdy, non-slip footwear. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Rauðasandur is one of Iceland’s most spectacular sites, surrounded by a magnificent landscape; red-colored sand stands out against blackcliffs and the blue Atlantic Ocean. Our local guide and a local farmer will take you by tractor carriage to a seal colony where harbor 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 are careful to 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.

Practical information:

  • Language: English and German

  • Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions (we recommend layers, the outer being wind/waterproof), with sturdy, non-slip footwear. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

  • Walking information: Mostly flat surface, sand, gravel and grass.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.