Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ICELAND: Haunted Beach Djúpalónssandur

At the base of Snaefellsjokull (on the South Western edge of the Snaefellsness Peninsula) rests a black sand and pebbled beach known as Djúpalónssandur. Once a popular fishing area, this bay is now largely uninhabited save for travelers. After passing through a small trail of mystical lava rock formations, you will find the black sand beach. All along the beach are the scattered and rusted remains of a British fishing ship, which crashed nearby in the '40s, killing 14 men. Rumor has it that this beach is haunted by those that lost their lives in the wreck, but we found the area to be more beautiful than eerie. 

Our time here was rather short, as it wasn't long before it started raining, but Iceland once again produced another gorgeous rainbow to brighten the situation. I would absolutely make a point to stop here if you are planning a trip along the peninsula, it's too gorgeous to pass up. 

This is part of a series of posts about our trip to Iceland.

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