Djúpalónssandur is a sandy beach and bay on the outskirts of the snæfellsnes peninsula. It is the home of fragments of a 1984 British shipwreck. Djúpalónssandur is a really beautiful beach with amazing lava rock formations all around.
There are a couple of lagoons in the area called Djupalon (Deep Lagoon) but the beach gets its name from these lagoons. Don’t be surprised to find the remnants of an airplane on the beach. These iron pieces come from the British Epine GY7, which wrecked in the area in 1948. The locals managed to save 5 of the men but 14 lost their lives in the wreck.
How to get there:
When driving the Snæfellsnes peninsula, instead of just following the main road there (54) turn off onto road 574 and follow that road until you see the sign “Djúpalónssandur”, if you are driving from the north side and drive past the sign that means you have gone too far.
Things to do:
Walk among the lava rock formations and take in the rich history that is kept by nature.
Best place for you Photo:
Stand by one of the Lava cliffs overseeing the beach.