Djupalonssandur

At the tip of Snæfellsnes peninsula is the tiny inlet of Djúpalónssandur, used in centuries past as a landing for small fishing boats. The beach is made of black sand and small black smooth pebbles and surrounded by craggy rocks.

Fishermen at the time were allocated wages according to their strength; measured on weight-stones, still visible down by the landing.   The 4 stones are called by their weight; Fullsterkur (Strong, 154 kg), Hálfsterkur (Halfstrong, 100 kg), Hálfdrættingur (Half-as-good, 54 kg) and Amlóði (Lightweight, 23 kg). You are more then welcome to try your strength on these stones.

Here, not even the roar of the ocean can cover the sound of the seagulls constantly on the move!