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

Weekly Djúpalónssandur Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Djúpalónssandur Beach tide times

Tue 22nd January

Low 01:58am (-0.78m)
High 08:21am (2.62m)
Low 02:40pm (-0.69m)
High 08:42pm (2.13m)

Wed 23rd January

Low 02:45am (-0.72m)
High 09:08am (2.57m)
Low 03:30pm (-0.64m)
High 09:32pm (2.05m)

Thu 24th January

Low 03:35am (-0.60m)
High 09:58am (2.45m)
Low 04:22pm (-0.54m)
High 10:27pm (1.92m)

Fri 25th January

Low 04:30am (-0.41m)
High 10:52am (2.26m)
Low 05:19pm (-0.40m)
High 11:28pm (1.78m)

Djúpalónssandur Beach sea state

Wed 23/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:43
Sunrise10:47
Sunset16:47
Dark17:51

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:40
Sunrise10:44
Sunset16:51
Dark17:54

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:38
Sunrise10:41
Sunset16:54
Dark17:57

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:36
Sunrise10:38
Sunset16:58
Dark18:00

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
12:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 26mph
18:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:33
Sunrise10:35
Sunset17:01
Dark18:03

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 11s  °  ° 32mph
12:00 18ft 11s  °  ° 38mph
18:00 23ft 13s  °  ° 35mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:31
Sunrise10:31
Sunset17:05
Dark18:05

Today's weather

Cloudy

-10 °C
(14 °F)

Light breeze, 5.8 km/h from E

Sea temperature

4.4°C / 40°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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