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“black sand”(5 reviews)
Utnesvegur, Hellnar, Iceland
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All reviews ship wreck black sand beautiful place lava cliffs long stretch huge waves great stop parking lot crashing waves short hike parking area national park worth a stop snaefellsnes peninsula debris lifting shore
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Deborah I
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Im an tourist guide in Iceland i take my guest here alot. And they love it. So beautiful place. Always welcome here.

Thank HoffySig73
Reviewed September 30, 2018

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

Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 27, 2018

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

Thank ketchuprequired
Reviewed September 23, 2018

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

Thank jimicowan
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Kreber668
Reviewed September 9, 2018

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

Thank P4lin
Reviewed September 2, 2018

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

Thank BrooklynD
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Do not miss beautiful Djuppalonssandur Beach if on Snaefellsnes. Gorgeous beach, crystalline waves, and astonishing and magical views of Snaefellsjökull glacier

Thank Carriets
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Karin H
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