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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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Djúpalónssandur Beach tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 4:00am (1.47m)
Low 10:03am (-0.02m)
High 4:27pm (1.91m)
Low 10:50pm (-0.18m)
Daylight
First light06:32
Sunrise07:20
Sunset19:35
Dark20:23

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 3mph
12:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 4:54am (1.73m)
Low 10:56am (-0.29m)
High 5:15pm (2.19m)
Low 11:34pm (-0.46m)
Daylight
First light06:35
Sunrise07:23
Sunset19:31
Dark20:20

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 5:39am (2.01m)
Low 11:42am (-0.55m)
High 5:58pm (2.43m)
Daylight
First light06:38
Sunrise07:26
Sunset19:27
Dark20:16

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
15:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 12:15am (-0.70m)
High 6:21am (2.25m)
Low 12:25pm (-0.76m)
High 6:39pm (2.61m)
Daylight
First light06:41
Sunrise07:29
Sunset19:24
Dark20:12

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 23mph
21:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 12:55am (-0.88m)
High 7:01am (2.43m)
Low 1:07pm (-0.89m)
High 7:20pm (2.70m)
Daylight
First light06:44
Sunrise07:32
Sunset19:20
Dark20:09

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 1:34am (-0.96m)
High 7:42am (2.51m)
Low 1:49pm (-0.92m)
High 8:01pm (2.67m)
Daylight
First light06:47
Sunrise07:35
Sunset19:16
Dark20:05

Today's weather

Rain

15 °C
(59 °F)

Light breeze, 9.4 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

9.6°C / 49.3°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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