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Dritvik and Djupalonssandur

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Address: 574 | Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Hellnar 360, Iceland
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Beautiful pebble stone beach

Walked down to the pebble stone beach which was really beautiful. Stood there in the snow just taking in the huge crashing waves and beach. There were also remains of a British... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked down to the pebble stone beach which was really beautiful. Stood there in the snow just taking in the huge crashing waves and beach. There were also remains of a British shipwreck lying around - you can read about it from the information boards along your walk.There is also a small lagoon if you turn right before the shipwreck... More 

Thank yluah
Lido Beach, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can you not say that the drama of 70 mph winds, pelting beads of water from the ocean's waves, craggy lava formations, a characteristically hardy bride-and-groom-to-be, soft, oval, black "pearls" of lava smoothed over by the elements, and the feeling that this is where the world first was created were all reasons not to absolutely love our time here... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're into parking and exploring, it doesn't get any better than this. A black beach with all sizes of gravel and sand, bright blue waves, smooth round ocean-polished stones and jagged columns of red and gray lava. There are a number of boardwalk paths that will take you around, or you can head to the beach and follow that... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our tour of the peninsula. What beautiful scenery. Walking and hiking. We enjoyed the stop and the pictures opportunities!

Thank sdoddsayers
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

The History on this beach is very haunting. stumbled upon this location by accident and so appreciative that I did.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Most people stay on the trail. Don't. Walk down to the beach that is near the parking lot and play in the rocks. We sat and watched the huge waves crash for 15/20 minutes (until they picked up in intensity lol!). It feels like you're on another planet down there. Dritvik is nothing special. We walked the 1 mile hike... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016

There was a large car park for Djupalonssandur beach. We walked a rocky lava path down to the water. This is part of an extended trail system along the coastline, but there are lots of activities going on right in this area. From the carpark we walked down the Nautastigur path and lifted the boulders that ancient fisherman would use... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

Well worth a walk down to the black volcanic beach if you are a photographer to see the remains of a ship wreck that sank in 1948, along with the lava columns

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Beautiful place to visit. You can measure you power like vikings do lifting stones from 25 to 125 kgs. We loved the view from the up hill to the black sand beach.

Thank Diana E
Somerville, MA
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

I'd never seen anything like this place. The waves were HUGE (easily twice my height) and made me feel genuine awe at the power of nature. Don't miss the plaque about The Lifting Stones at the end of the trail leading to the beach, and be sure to read the sign about the history of the British trawler wreckage that... More 

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