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Dritvik and Djupalonssandur

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574 | Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Hellnar 360, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spend at least one hour. Ten minutes walk from parking. Stone beach. Stones are very smooth. Rusted remains of old ship. Cool to photograph. Cool reflections in fresh water ponds. Awesome rock formations.

Thank 1RJL1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked between Djupalonssandur and Dritvik and back. It is a lovely walk and not that many people do it. The views at Dritvik are fantastic and it is very quite and beautiful.

Thank Go55
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This was a beautiful beach to stop by in the area and relax for a few minutes. The ship wreck remains are nothing to get excited about. Its just small debris and looks nothing like a ship wreck. The beach itself is a beautiful setting,...More

Thank hollytrea
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Great walks along the coast and down to Dritvik beach. Take your time to explore and you’ll find yourselves surrounded by less people. Walk along the beach. Sit for a while. Gorgeous location.

Thank Simone M
Reviewed May 6, 2018

From the lifting stones to the scattered pieces of the British trawler Epine, this beach combines historic lore and magical scenery in a way that is quintessential Iceland.

Thank UtahMarty
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Very good walking tour from Hellnar to Dritvik. Place on the end of the Lava field from the Snaefellsjökull. Impressive Stone buildings from basalt and blach sand beach.

Thank Roland K
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

This has it all. You can simply admire the dramatic coastal views, or choose to walk down a short path (through strange volcanic shaped rocks) to the black beach where the haunting wreckage of a British fishing vessel is scattered in rusty piles from 1948,...More

Thank AnnaArmadillo
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Very suggestive black sand beach and on the path to Dritvik you can watch some amazing cliffs. There were incredibly high waves when we were there and that made for an impressive display.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed January 15, 2018

So beautiful. The black rock/pebble beach. We also turned around to admire Snæfellsjökull rising out along the road the leads down to the beach. Definitely will go again.

Thank ellycmc7
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Snaefellsnes peninsula is so beautiful, picturesque and serene. Definitely if I am to come back again, this area is my favorite. Walking down to the beach is a feast to your eyes, every corner you turn is worth taking pictures. The various rock formation, the...More

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