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We were chasing the light in November and pushed on to arrive at 4.30pm but it was worth it. So many geological sights to look at , this is a very steep shelving beach so beware sneaker waves.
Basically you are looking out to Greenland...More
Not really even any black sand but a beach of large to small stones and black pebbles. Pieces from a ship wreck (1948 British fishing boat) are randomly strewn around the beach and give a sense for the force of the waves here. There are...More
This beach was our favourite site on the peninsula. The short walk to it is amazing - you pass through unique lava formations like some kind of lava wonderland. Then the black beach opens up in front of you. There are rusted pieces from a...More
One of the highlights of our trip was a visit to Djúpalónssandur in Snæfellsjoekull National Park. The beach is a beautiful by itself, with black rocks and wreckage from a ship. A bit inland from the water are the lifting stones, each with its own...More
We arrived when the sun was shining at around 2:30pm. Left my elderly mother in the car and hiked down to the beach with my husband (good idea as terrain was muddy and slippery from rain). The black stones on the beach have all been...More
This is the most amazing beach with so many interesting features. From the car park at the top, there is a path down to the beach. En route you pass a large rock which has a hole through the centre and you then reach a...More
Beautiful black sands beach, with unique vistas towards Snaefellsjokull. The beach is "littered" with the metal debris from an old boat wreck, which lends it a further aura of mystery and history. Can make it a quick visit, About a ten minute hike down to...More
This black pebble beach on the end of a lava field is definitely worth a visit. If only to watch the huge waves crash onto the beach or to pay your respects to the mangled iron remains of a British trawler that perished here in...More