Djupalonssandur Beach
Djupalonssandur Beach
4.5
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4.5 of 5 bubbles177 reviews
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RaczDavidBarbi
Debrecen, Hungary78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
You can go down to the beach through a beautiful rocky canyon. You can look around and observe shipwrecks on the black sand beach for a long time. For me, it was more romantic and adventurous than the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, because there were less people.
Written September 27, 2022
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bskramer
The Villages, FL344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We stopped here as part of a tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  Djupalonssandur is a black sand beach located at the base of Snæfellsjökull.  We spent about an hour here taking photographs and visiting a few notable landmarks.  One item to look for is a series of four lifting stones that supposedly were used by fishermen to test their strength.  Also on the beach are various parts from the wreckage of a fishing trawler.  Another notable feature is a rock structure with an open hole that is great for lining up a photograph with Snæfellsjökull showing through the hole.  If you visit, do walk to the beach and also up to the viewing platform above the beach.  Both locations make for excellent photographs.
Written June 2, 2022
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Malgorzata
12,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
One ot the most amazing beach in Iceland. It is a black sandy beach and bay on foot of Snæfellsjökull . The views here are just stunning. The are beaytiful volcanic formations on the way down to the beach. Simply beautiful, like standing at the edge of the world. Fabulous beach to relax or take some good pictures. The walk down to the beach from the parking lot is a little steep, but short. Be very careful because the waves can be dangerous.
Written March 24, 2020
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Lars B
Odense, Fyn, Denmark163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Beautiful and rough. Just walk around. Sit down and watch. Let the nature get into you. I loved this place, and my family as well. Black sand, rough cliffs, various types of cliffs. Look to find the stone roses in the light grey marble like cliffs.
Written July 16, 2020
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
There are two options for this beach - you can walk to the overlook or you can take the path down to the beach. Take the path! It goes through a beautiful rocky canyon before opening up to the black sand beach, a small lagoon, the lifting stones, and the wreckage of a British trawler. It is an amazing place, and there is signage to describe what you are seeing. Highly recommend!
Written July 11, 2021
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orrdin
New York893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The beach is a short detour from the loop road followed by a short hike. The beach is gorgeous as is the walk down to the beach. We weren’t sure if it was worth the stop and we were really glad we decided to go. Take time to stroll along the black cliffs.
Written July 2, 2023
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Bao H
Phoenix, AZ550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Probably one of my favorite stops in Iceland. Granted black sand/pebble beaches are all over the island; this one is more desolate. My friends and I were literally the only people there! Talk about a private beach. We luckily had brought some drinks and decided to stick around for some time to relax and enjoy some sun.
Written June 3, 2022
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globedecker
Summit, NJ365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Went in on a gray November day. There is a small parking lot from which you can walk a few hundred meters down on a trail through the rocky spires to get to the beach. The beach is wave polished black stones and pebbles littered with pieces of a shipwreck. Definitely like no beach I've ever been to before.

One really neat thing to experience is to go close to the breaking surf and listen to the rocks being churned in the waves. It makes a unique sound.
Written December 11, 2019
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J & M H.
Calgary, Canada594 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
I’d recommend 60+ minutes here as by the time you walk the beach lookout and then go down and walk around the beach front you’ll spend an hour I’d expect (it takes a bit longer than expected walking through a rock beach). There are 4 washrooms locates in the parking lot and were clean.
Written July 30, 2019
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Sunny E
259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
I can not contribute much to the many reviews already written about this place. It is indeed a very beautiful place and I'd recommend a stop on your trip around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The trails are well done and everything was quite easy to access. Good photo ops all around.
Written June 15, 2017
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