Djúpalónssandur

Djupalónssandur is a beautiful pebbled beach at the foot of Snćfellsjökull Glacier. There is a short paved road through the lava field that leads directly from road 574 to Djúpalónssandur beach. Ruins of a shipwreck can be found on the beach. From the parking area at the end of the road there is only a few minutes walk to the beach. Due to its proximity to rich fishing grounds, Djúpalónssandur was once home to 60 fishing boats and one of the most prolific fishing villages in the area, but today the bay is abandoned. On the beach there are also four big stones which people tried to lift to test their strength in the days of the fishing stations: Fully Strong 154 kg, Half-Strong 100 kg, Weakling 54 kg and Bungler 23 kg. Weakling marked the frontier of wimphood, any man who couldn't lift it was deemed unsuitable for a life as a fisherman.