Skarðsvík

On Snæfellsnes Peninsula close to the village Hellisandur is one of many Icelandic nature treasures. It is a golden beach like in the Caribeean. Golden Sand, aquamarine, turquoise Ocean, beautiful Waves, monumental Cliffs, surrounded by a dark, volcanic landscape. Its name is Skarðsvík.

The Hidden Viking Treasure Beach
The Hidden Viking Treasure Beach
The Hidden Viking Treasure Beach

Most of Icelandic beaches have black lava sand. This one stands out with its golden Sand.

The Hidden Viking Treasure Beach
The Hidden Viking Treasure Beach

Back in 1962 a Viking Grave was found here. There was a skeleton of a young adult man. With him in the grave was also some valuable items. A sword, a spearhead, a long pin made of bone, a knife and some pieces of iron. The skeleton and the items are now preserved at the National Museum of Iceland.

The Hidden Viking Treasure Beach
The Hidden Viking Treasure Beach
The Hidden Viking Treasure Beach

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