Raudasandur Biking

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Highlights

• Raudasandur, red tinted sand beach with black cliffs
• Gardar, a steel shipwreck in Patreksfjordur
• Cycling through Skersfjall mountains
• Optional: The French Cafe serving icelandic waffles and hot chocolate

4 hours
12 years

Season: 1st May – 31st October

We start our cycling trip from Patreksfjordur. We cycle down the beautiful fjords to reach the shipwreck of Gardar, one of Iceland’s oldest steel ships used for whaling and as a fishing vessel. Our guide will tell us more about its history. There also pristine natural landscapes to enjoy and spot birdlife here.

Continuing our bike tour we go uphill over the Skersfjall mountains and down through some hairpin curves. It it is a truly exhilarating and intimate way to enjoy the sights of the Southern Westfjords. We then head towards The French Cafe in Raudasandur, where one can relax on their terrace viewing the red tinted sand beach with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate and Icelandic waffles! Raudasandur is one of Westfjords most famous beaches allowing tourists a moment of tranquility and promises panoramic views and great memories backed by black cliffs and the blue sea!

After resting, you have the option to cycle back over the steep hill (and get a good exercise) or take our car back to Patreksfjordur. Once there you can visit our local swimming pool and enjoy the hot tub with a view of the fjords!

Tips:
Advisable to wear comfortable warm clothing. We recommend you carry a light backpack, water bottle and shoes.

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