Reason we like it: One of the more absurd beaches in the world, Nauthólsvík features imported yellow sand, hot water pumped into the ocean, and various seldom-used volleyball courts. If you never fully liked the beach, this is the place for you. It’s like Tim Burton redesigned L.A. Anybody who isn’t sitting in the incredibly comfortable enormous hot pot is shivering, usually. And the view over the bay, with a beached vessel just across the harbour, is flat out beautiful.
Reason we don’t live here: It’s hard to get to. And it’s only open in the summer.
Typical Quote: I can’t believe somebody built this.