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

Thu 14/11 »

Surf report for Thu 14/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 1:57am (-0.55m)
High 8:15am (2.25m)
Low 2:27pm (-0.36m)
High 8:26pm (1.91m)
Daylight
First light09:04
Sunrise10:05
Sunset16:34
Dark17:35

Fri 15/11 »

Surf report for Fri 15/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 16ft 10s  °  ° 46mph
12:00 13ft 11s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 15ft 13s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 2:31am (-0.44m)
High 8:52am (2.15m)
Low 3:08pm (-0.22m)
High 9:04pm (1.73m)
Daylight
First light09:07
Sunrise10:09
Sunset16:31
Dark17:32

Sat 16/11 »

Surf report for Sat 16/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 16ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 14ft 13s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 12ft 12s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 3:09am (-0.27m)
High 9:34am (2.01m)
Low 3:56pm (-0.06m)
High 9:51pm (1.52m)
Daylight
First light09:10
Sunrise10:12
Sunset16:28
Dark17:30

Sun 17/11 »

Surf report for Sun 17/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 11s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 9ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Low 3:55am (-0.07m)
High 10:27am (1.84m)
Low 4:58pm (0.10m)
High 10:55pm (1.33m)
Daylight
First light09:12
Sunrise10:15
Sunset16:25
Dark17:28

Mon 18/11 »

Surf report for Mon 18/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 13ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 4:57am (0.13m)
High 11:39am (1.69m)
Low 6:23pm (0.19m)
Daylight
First light09:15
Sunrise10:19
Sunset16:22
Dark17:25

Tue 19/11 »

Surf report for Tue 19/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 13ft 15s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 10ft 15s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 12:29am (1.22m)
Low 6:28am (0.26m)
High 1:10pm (1.65m)
Low 7:58pm (0.11m)
Daylight
First light09:18
Sunrise10:22
Sunset16:19
Dark17:23

Today's weather

Clear sky

-5 °C
(23 °F)

Light breeze, 7.6 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

7.8°C / 46.0°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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