Djúpalónssandur Beach

Djupalonssandur beach - Iceland
Photo: © Giuseppe Milo / CC BY

Sitting on the tip of the wonderous Snæfellsnes Peninsula is the black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur. Being Iceland you will not be disappointed by the other-worldly volcanic rock forms including one with a hole in the middle as you approach the beach. There is also a small lagoon set among the pebbles towards the back of the beach.

Djúpalónssandur has a history of settlement stretching back over a thousand years. For much of this time it was home to a fishing station, although these days it is uninhabited. One of the reminders that remain from these days are a series of are a series of four ancient lifting stones which would have been used to test if the local men were strong enough to go to sea. Each rock has a name and the smallest (Amlóði - Bungler) weighs a modest 23 kg. After this come Hálfdrættingur (Weak) and Hálfsterkur (Half-Strength) weighing 54 kg and 100 kg respectively. The largest stone, Fullsterkur (Full-Strength) weighs in at a whopping 154 kg. In the olden days if you couldn't lift the third stone you were considered to weak to be a fisherman.

Also on the beach are the rusting metal remains of a British trawler which was shipwrecked here in 1948.

Djúpalónssandur Beach Weather Info

5 Day Djúpalónssandur Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Average Water Temp

Djúpalónssandur Beach tide times & sea state

Sun 19/05 »

Surf report for Sun 19/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 1:37am (-0.63m)
High 7:40am (2.24m)
Low 1:49pm (-0.71m)
High 8:05pm (2.39m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise04:03
Sunset23:00
Dark00:00

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 2:17am (-0.53m)
High 8:19am (2.07m)
Low 2:25pm (-0.56m)
High 8:44pm (2.27m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:59
Sunset23:04
Dark00:00

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 2:59am (-0.37m)
High 8:59am (1.86m)
Low 3:02pm (-0.36m)
High 9:24pm (2.11m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:56
Sunset23:07
Dark00:00

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 3:44am (-0.19m)
High 9:42am (1.63m)
Low 3:43pm (-0.14m)
High 10:10pm (1.93m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:53
Sunset23:11
Dark00:00

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 4:36am (0.00m)
High 10:33am (1.40m)
Low 4:30pm (0.08m)
High 11:03pm (1.75m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:49
Sunset23:14
Dark00:00

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 5:40am (0.15m)
High 11:39am (1.22m)
Low 5:30pm (0.26m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:46
Sunset23:18
Dark00:00

Today's weather

Rain

11 °C
(51 °F)

Light air, 3.2 km/h from SW

Sea temperature

6.7°C / 44°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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