Most of Iceland’s shoreline is defined by old lava fields, rocks or black sand. So it is delightful to find this beach at the westernmost point of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. At low tide, the sand at Skarðsvík is firm with a golden hue. Watching the waves pounding against the rugged crag is mesmerizing. You will also be intrigued when reading an information board describing how a Viking grave was unearthed here in 1962.