Test your seaworthiness!
On the southern edge of Snæfellsjökull glacier is Djúpalónssandur, a black sandy beach that was once home to one of the peninsula’s largest fishing villages, but is now uninhabited.
The beach is scattered with the rusted wreckage of the fishing trawler Epine, which met its fate in 1948. The orange contorted steel is a sight to behold against the dark sands and makes for some interesting pictures.
One kilometer west of Djúpalónssandur is Dritvík cove, an enclosed bay where two cliffs jut out from the shore to create a natural landing spot for the many fishing vessels that once frequented the area.
Just up from the shore in this area are the ruins of huts where some 400 men and women would stay when working for the fisheries.View West Iceland