Djúpalónssandur

Local nameDjúpalónssandur
LocationSnæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland

Djúpalónssandur is a sandy beach and bay on foot of Snæfellsjökull in Iceland. It was once home to sixty fishing boats and one of the most prolific fishing villages on the Snæfellsnes peninsula but today the bay is uninhabited.

Four lifting stones are in Djúpalónssandur, used by fishermen to test their strength. They are Fullsterkur weighing 154 kg, Hálfsterkur at 100 kg, hálfdrættingur at 54 kg and Amlóði 23 kg. They were traditionally used to qualify men for work on fishing boats, with the Hálfdrættingur being the minimum weight a man would have to lift onto a ledge at hip-height to qualify.On the beach there are remains of the Grimsby fishing trawler Epine that was wrecked there on March 13, 1948.

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Djúpalónssandur by… @ Tomasz Wisła

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djúpalónssandur

Coordinates 64°45'7.584" N -23°54'8.238" E

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