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Sandvík is a long, black sandy beach in from the fjord. The coast is a family paradise created by nature. Guests may find seashells, take a walk, watch the birds, build a sand castle - or follow your own imagination.

Along this coast a supply ship ran aground on 2 October 1981. All the crew were rescued. At low tide one can still see a glimpse of the wreckage when the tides are low.

Access to Sandvík is by a track down to the bay inland from the golf course.

Everyone to be careful along the beach. The river Hofsá often flows over the sands in the spring, and as a result quicksand can form along the beach.

GPS Points N65° 43' 46.945" W14° 51' 8.404"
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BergEy Ferðir
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  • Skálanesgata 4
  • 690 Vopnafjörður
  • 844-1153


Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur