Djúpalónssandur Snæfellsnes

This is the beach at Djúpalónssandur on an early August tour of Snæfellsnes peninsular in West Iceland. The Djúpalónssandur bay is on the Southern shore of the Snæfellsnes peninsular and quite close to Snæfellsjokull volcano which has added plenty of lava to the Icelandic landscape.   This location is between Arnarstapi and Lóndrangar and Svalþúfa Hill. The beach has many small, shiny, black pearls and huge sea-stacks. You can see the remains of a 100 year old shipwreck from a Grimsby fishing trawler sprawled across the beach as a reminder of the angry ocean.. The are interesting volcanic, 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.  You will find a collection of strength stones at this West Iceland coastal location.
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.

Djúpalónssandur Landscape

Snaefellsnes lava field.

Snæfellsnes lava field.

This coastal location on 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.  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.

 

Multi-day Photo tours

Multi-day Photo tours that could include the Snæfellsnes peninsular, including the Djúpalónssandur coastline.

Five day Beautiful South

This photo tour combines the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsular , South coast & Jökulsarlon photo tours to give a complete South Iceland experience.

Two day Golden Snæfellsnes

This 2 day Iceland Photo Tour with erupting geysers, waterfalls & sea cliffs & then stay in a fishing village waiting for auroras on the Snæfellsnes peninsular.
Prices from $2,291 USD

Summer: Wonderful West

The magical lure of Iceland’s Westfjords is the steep mountain fjords packed with RAW nature and wildlife.

Custom Photo Tour

If you want something that is not listed or you want see Iceland at your own pace on a bespoke tour, our Custom Photo Tours go to all parts of Iceland.

Snæfellsnes Peninsular Tours

The Snæfellsnes Peninsular hosts some of Iceland’s best coastlines, waterfalls, mountains and beaches. Visit this Wild, West Iceland peninsula with a private photo tour.

6 day Diamonds & Dragons

This multi-day tour will take you around the best of South & West Iceland in six days. Touring from North West to South East with many top photo locations.
Prices from $7,536USD

Landscape Photography

Here are some more landscape photos of Iceland.

Lómagnúpur Mountain

Lómagnúpur Mountain is in the South East Iceland between Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Skaftafell National park. It is named after the Lómag – a bird that frequents the cliff face.

Djúpalónssandur Snæfellsnes

The Djúpalónssandur bay is on the Southern shore of the Snæfellsnes peninsular and quite close to Snæfellsjokull volcano which has added to the Icelandic landscape.