Step into the rocky wonderland that is Djupalonssandur and explore the extraordinary black sand beach.

At the tip of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is the tiny inlet of Djupalonssandur, which was used as a landing for small fishing boats many centuries ago. Surrounded by dramatic cliffs and craggy rocks, the beach is made of black sand and smooth, black pebbles that are constantly being brought in by the ocean waves. However, it is forbidden to pick the pebbles, so no pinching!

Amongst the sand and pebbles you’ll also find the remains of the English trawler Eding, which was wrecked at the Djupalon beach in 1948. With the roar of the ocean ahead and the sound of seagulls above, you’ll be able to witness first-hand the incredible geology that exists here.

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