Langisandur

West, Iceland
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Langisandur beach is a beautiful and serene 1-kilometre-long stretch of coastline in the town Akranes. The beach is known for its stunning tan shell sand, clear waters, and breathtaking views of surrounding mountains. Just beside the beach lies also the harbour with harbour activities and a blooming fishing industry.

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Accessibility

The roads around and within Akranes are good.
Public transportation available
Public transportation available nearby
Not needed
No vehicle needed for this location
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

In Akranes, there are many options for Airbnbs and hotels, restaurants, cafés and all facilities for productions of various sizes.
Accommodation
< 1 km
Gas station
< 1 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 1 km
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 1 km
Shopping
< 1 km

Permits

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The beach belongs to Akranes municipality. It is one of three Blue Flag beaches in Iceland.
Shooting permits are issued by the local government

Basecamp and facilities

There is a medium size parking lot just above the beach where there is only a few meters walk onto the beach. There is another, maybe more convenient, location for basecamp at the sports arena, a little further from the beach.

Risk factors

Working in the sand can be tiresome. The waves and the ocean can be treacherous, and the area is known for being very windy. The temperature of the ocean ranges from 3°C to 12°C between seasons.

Visitors

Akranes is a port town of 7500 inhabitants. So close to Reykjavík, the town is booming with all kinds of services and activities of a big town. Langisandur is a popular outdoor area in Akranes where visitors bathe, bike, take long walks or play on the beach.

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