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“Beautiful area”

Dritvik and Djupalonssandur
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$300.00*
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Day Trip to Snæfellsness Peninsula from Reykjavik
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Hellnar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 6, 2014

I really enjoyed this stop, as it is yet another place of incredibly diverse natural beauty. You can walk through the rock formations, or down to the pebble beach, which also has pieces from an old shipwreck, or continue up on the hill overlooking the bluffs to where they used to have a fishing village, or try your hand at lifting heavy rocks to see if you could cut it as a fishermen. It was incredibly windy while we were there, but the walk overlooking the water was spectacular, as was the walk through the rock formations. It's a really fun place to check out.

Thank nutsgoalie
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

not many people came here and review. Hence i think this place is really worth a visit and a very memorable one for me and my friends.There are 2 paths: 1 is to stay on top and looking over the ocea and the other is to walk down to the black sand beach. We got stuck and hit by the graupel or hail stones when we are down at the beach area, its hard to hide anywhere from it.So we decided to turn our back and wait for it to go away. You will find the remains of the Grimsby trawler Epine (GY7) that was wrecked in 1948. And not hard to spot those lifting stones on the beach that were used to test the strength of the fishermen. Didnt stay long as the bad weather is heading our way again. But never the less, its worth heading down to the beach to take a look and staying on top overlooking the ocean.

Thank PEili K
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

The iron remains on the beach at Djupalonssandur are the remains of the Grimsby trawler Epine (GY7) that was wrecked on March 13th 1948 with the loss of 14 of her 19 crew. There is an information board before the beach giving the background in several languages and requesting that visitors dont remove any of the iron. This wreck came as a surprise to me, a visitor with links to UK fishing ports, and despite our conflicts with Iceland over the years re fishing it was nice to see these sad remains being treated respectfully.

Also on the beach are lifting stones that were historically used to test the strength of potential fishermen.

1  Thank dennis-n-minnie
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Turn off the main road at the sign for Dritvik and follow the single track road through the lava fields towards the sea. At the end is a car park and toilet block (sadly locked when we visited in February). Walk down through the weird lava formations, check out the lake to the right of the path, and you end up on a black beach strewn with the twisted metal of a ship wreck. I love the way you walk up the pebbles and over before you see the sea. There is nothing here, just sea crashing on the shore made of black pebbles that look like black pearls. Fabulous. If you are lucky you will have the whole place to yourself

Thank Sally C
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

This stop is right off the highway. A short walk to the beach not only gives you access to the ocean but exposes you to some very interesting history. Take the 30 min walk to Dritvik for even more history of the fisherman and their lives a century or more ago

Thank theobo
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