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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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Djúpalónssandur Beach tide times & sea state

Tue 16/07 »

Surf report for Tue 16/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Low 1:49am (-0.31m)
High 7:43am (1.78m)
Low 1:43pm (-0.39m)
High 8:06pm (2.22m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:41
Sunset23:41
Dark00:00

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 2:25am (-0.28m)
High 8:19am (1.72m)
Low 2:18pm (-0.33m)
High 8:41pm (2.18m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:45
Sunset23:38
Dark00:00

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 3:02am (-0.23m)
High 8:56am (1.65m)
Low 2:53pm (-0.25m)
High 9:18pm (2.10m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:48
Sunset23:35
Dark00:00

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 3:41am (-0.16m)
High 9:36am (1.57m)
Low 3:32pm (-0.14m)
High 9:57pm (1.99m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:51
Sunset23:32
Dark00:00

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 13mph
21:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 4:23am (-0.09m)
High 10:19am (1.49m)
Low 4:15pm (-0.02m)
High 10:40pm (1.87m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:55
Sunset23:28
Dark00:00

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
15:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 5:09am (-0.00m)
High 11:09am (1.41m)
Low 5:04pm (0.11m)
High 11:28pm (1.73m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:58
Sunset23:25
Dark00:00

Today's weather

Rain

17 °C
(62 °F)

Light breeze, 6.1 km/h from SE

Sea temperature

10.6°C / 51.1°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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