Djúpalónssandur, in Snaefellsnes, is a black sand beach located at the foot of the Snaefellsjökull glacier famous for its spectacular rock formations.
Djúpalónssandur Beach is one of the must-see places in Snaefellsnes. Its black sands and colossal rock formations captivate all those who visit.
Strolling along the beach, you'll get to admire the volcanic landscapes and the numerous rocks covered with curious moss or forming different shapes - some see a troll, others imagine a church. You'll also see the remains of the Epine GY7, a fishing boat that was shipwrecked off the coast of Djúpalónssandur on the night of March 13, 1948.
When the weather's good in Iceland it can be very tempting to take a dip in a place as spectacular as Djúpalónssandur, however, bathing is forbidden on this black beach. The lack of lifeguards, the unpredictability of the Icelandic tides and the large number of rocks (visible or not) on this coast make swimming in Djúpalónssandur very dangerous!