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Rauðisandur, or “Red Sands,” is named for the unique golden-red colour of the sand beach. The sand is mostly made up of crushed Scallop shells (Chlamys islandica), which explains the unique color of the sand.

Nearby places: Dynjandi, Ísafjörður

Facing Breiðafjörður bay to the south, this area offers a sense of tranquility and awe-inspiring scenery, with the Snæfellsjökull glacier visible in the distance on a clear day.

The vast, sandy shoreline is also regarded as a prime viewing spot for a variety of wildlife, including seals and seabirds.