Southwest ­Peninsulas attractions

Top Choice Beach in Látrabjarg Peninsula


Stunning Rauðasandur beach stretches out in shades of pink and red sands on the southern edge of the peninsula. Pounded by surf and backed by a huge azure lagoon, it's an exceptionally beautiful, serene place. You c…
Top Choice Museum in Southwest ­Peninsulas

Samúel Jónsson's Art Museum

At the tip of the Arnarfjörður, local artist Samúel Jónsson lived out his remaining years at a remote farm in Selárdalur, and filled his days by creating a series of ‘naive’, cartoonlike sculptures. Visitors can per…
Top Choice Beach in Látrabjarg Peninsula


An enormous and stunning golden-sand beach, framed by rocky cliffs and the turquoise waters of the bay. Certainly one of Iceland’s best beaches, the idyllic spot is usually deserted. The large Hotel Breiðavík is her…
Museum in Bíldudalur

Skrímslasetur Icelandic Sea Monster Museum

Moody, fun, elaborate and dramatic exhibits about Icelandic and foreign monster legends fill the rooms here. The interactive multimedia table tells 180 stories of local sightings. You won't look at Arnarfjörður in q…
Museum in Látrabjarg Peninsula

Minjasafn Egils Ólafssonar Museum

In Hnjótur, about 10km west of Sauðlauksdalur, it’s worth stopping at the Minjasafn Egils Ólafssonar Museum. The eclectic collection includes salvaged fishing boats and displays on regional history, from whaling and…
Lighthouse in Látrabjarg Peninsula

Bjargtangar Lighthouse

At the tip of the Látrabjarg Peninsula, the Bjargtangar Lighthouse, Europe’s westernmost point (if you don’t count the Azores), comes into view. Just up the slope you'll find the renowned Látrabjarg bird cliffs.
Beach in Látrabjarg Peninsula


Eight kilometres west of Breiðavík, the tiny hamlet of Hvallátur has a gorgeous white-sand beach, but no services.