Waterfall and red beach at Hraunlandarif in Snæfellsnes in Iceland

Hraunlandarif red sand reef

Hraunlandarif is a golden beach located on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland. It is one of the few golden sand beaches in Iceland

Hraunlandarif is a true hidden gem located in the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and it boasts a unique beauty that sets it apart from the typical black sand beaches that Iceland is so famous for. Golden sand can be a rare sight in Iceland, but Hraunlandarif’s warm and gleaming sands are set to awe-inspire visitors.

In addition to its unparalleled natural beauty, this golden beach offers tourists the exceptional opportunity to explore its surroundings by horseback riding tours. Here, they will have the chance to encounter the remarkable Icelandic horse up close and personal amid its natural habitat. Moreover, Hraunlandarif is located between two breathtaking destinations- the picturesque Búdir and the charming Arnarstapi, providing astonishing scenic views to tourists.

Lastly, Hraunlandarif is not just a gorgeous beach but holds historical significance as well. In 1942, it was where an unfortunate World War II plane crash happened, which adds to its mystique and intrigue.