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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can look at seals close to the beach if the tide is not on low then they are further out. Otherwise they are swimming around and laying on the rocks relaxing.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Qiwano
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

The beach itself is a neat stop, situated almost as far west as you can go in Iceland. Maybe sometimes the seals get closer but on the day we visited I had to trek about 300 meters out on the rocks and over slippery seaweed...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank safarial87
Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

This is truly a spectacular beach even if you don’t see any seals which was our case. Lots of small pools with all kinds of algae, black rocks that give it a dramatic flare. Somebody pointed into the water for some movement but it was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank gl0betr0tterny
Reviewed 22 July 2019

We loved this spot for seal watching and found it much better for seals than the northern Vatnsnes peninsula! I would recommend bringing a good camera with a zoom lens and wearing hiking boots to make walking over the boulders easier. The biggest problem with...More

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank Danya F
Reviewed 14 July 2019

This place is a good point for watching seals. They will most likely stay as far as possible away from humans, so bring binoculars or/and a camera with a good zoom lens. Also, respect the animals. Lots of tourists came poorly equipped with only a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 8 July 2019

Not the best setup for seeing seals up close, as there is a huge reef which basically keeps them at a distance, particularly at lower tides. You can see them sunning on rocks but they are a long way away- so either bring binoculars, check...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bjnomads
Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

Just 20 min drive from arnarstapi to Reykjavik I found this great beach to spot seals & was lucky to find 3 lazy ones sleeping 20 feet away taking the tans for the makeup 😎 One has to keep walking on rocks unstable and stable...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank hgm999
Reviewed 12 June 2019

This beach and seal colony is just too cool. We were rather apprehensive about actually seeing seals. We saw at least a dozen. We watched them swim, play and sunning on the rocks from less than 50 meters. This was close enough - these seals...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Junius T
Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

We read about this place and since we were in the neighborhood we decided to make a stop. We arrived before the rush and were able to enjoy some quiet time viewing a good number of seals sunbathing on the rocks with their little ones....More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank An0uckA
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

My girlfriends favorite stop of the trip, saw lots of nice seals playing. Walk about 100 meters to the left on the beach for nice views

Date of experience: April 2019
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