Welcome to The Sandar

Skeiðarársandur is the most visible and dramatic, stretching some 40km between ice cap and coast from Núpsstaður to Öræfi. Here you’ll encounter a flat expanse of grey-black sands, fierce scouring winds (a cyclist’s nightmare) and fast-flowing grey-brown glacial rivers.

Note: do not drive off-road in these expanses. It is illegal, and hugely destructive to the fragile environment.

Top experiences in The Sandar

The Sandar in detail