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Djúpalónssandur Snæfellsnes

Djúpalónssandur Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes Photo tour

Djúpalónssandur Snæfellsnes

This is the beach at Djúpalónssandur on an early August tour of Snæfellsnes peninsular in West Iceland. The Djúpalónssandur bay in on the Southern shore of the Snæfellsnes peninsular and quite close to Snæfellsjokull volcano. The beach has many small, shiny, black pearls. You can see the remains of a 100 year old shipwreck from a Grimsby fishing trawler sprawled across the beach. The are interesting lava formations leading to the beach and a small lagoon.

Strength stones

In the fishing communities of Iceland past, they would test the Strength of prospective fishermen with weighted stones. These are much like the huge boulders you see in World’s Strongest Man contests.
Djúpalónssandur strength stones
You can see one of the heavy stones has been placed on a platform (by yours truly). This stone is just over 100kg. If a man is able to lift this to the platform (like me), they are classed as “Half Strong” and allowed to work on a sailing ship. The full strength stone is about 20kg heavier and I could only just lift it.

Day Tour

The Snæfellsnes peninsular can easily be explored in a day tour. In 10-12 hours you can see the highlights of the Snæfellsnes peninsular comfortably. Our photo guides can design the photo tour with quality time at several points of interest and the sunset at one of the top locations such as Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.

Longer trips

You could stretch out the Snæfellsnes peninsular over 2 days easily with an overnight stop near Kirkjufell to capture the Mid-night sun or Northern lights. Our Golden Snæfellsnes tour combines Snæfellsnes with Golden circle with an overnight near Kirkjufell.

Photo Workshops

Some of the longer workshops include Snæfellsnes. If you wanted workshop style shooting at Kirkjufell or any of the other top Snæfellsnes locations, check out Iurie or Skarpi’s longer workshops on the Workshop page.

Multi-day Photo tours

Multi-day Photo tours that could include the Snæfellsnes peninsular.

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