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

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Djúpalónssandur Beach tide times & sea state

Sat 23/03 »

Surf report for Sat 23/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 17ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 13ft 12s  °  ° 25mph
18:00 15ft 11s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
Low 2:59am (-0.77m)
High 9:11am (2.47m)
Low 3:25pm (-0.73m)
High 9:35pm (2.27m)
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:29
Sunset19:56
Dark20:45

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 19ft 13s  °  ° 35mph
12:00 14ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 10ft 12s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Low 3:43am (-0.57m)
High 9:54am (2.22m)
Low 4:08pm (-0.50m)
High 10:21pm (2.06m)
Daylight
First light06:36
Sunrise07:25
Sunset19:59
Dark20:48

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 33mph
12:00 15ft 11s  °  ° 29mph
18:00 15ft 13s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 4:32am (-0.31m)
High 10:42am (1.92m)
Low 4:56pm (-0.23m)
High 11:14pm (1.82m)
Daylight
First light06:32
Sunrise07:21
Sunset20:02
Dark20:51

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 15ft 13s  °  ° 26mph
12:00 17ft 13s  °  ° 39mph
18:00 22ft 12s  °  ° 42mph
Tide times
Low 5:29am (-0.03m)
High 11:38am (1.60m)
Low 5:53pm (0.03m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise07:18
Sunset20:05
Dark20:54

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 25ft 13s  °  ° 41mph
12:00 19ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 16ft 12s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 12:19am (1.61m)
Low 6:44am (0.20m)
High 12:54pm (1.35m)
Low 7:09pm (0.23m)
Daylight
First light06:24
Sunrise07:14
Sunset20:08
Dark20:57

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 14ft 12s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 17ft 12s  °  ° 34mph
18:00 18ft 12s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
High 1:45am (1.49m)
Low 8:22am (0.28m)
High 2:33pm (1.25m)
Low 8:41pm (0.29m)
Daylight
First light06:20
Sunrise07:10
Sunset20:11
Dark21:01

Today's weather

Snow

-1 °C
(31 °F)

Moderate breeze, 22.7 km/h from W

Sea temperature

4.4°C / 40°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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