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Djúpalónssandur - Photo by Roan Lavery

Djúpalónssandur - Photo by Roan Lavery

Djúpalónssandur is a black pebbled beach at the foot of Snæfellsnesjökull glacier and is one of the highlights of West Iceland. The black pebbles are constantly being brought to the beach by the ocean waves but it is forbidden to pick them as they are protected and we all want to keep them at the beach for others to enjoy. On the beach there are ruins of a shipwreck lying around there in the sand. These ruins are from a British fishing ship called The Epine GY7 that was wrecked there on March 13, 1948. The ruins from the ship are kept on the beach in memory of the fishermen and should not be touched. (Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland)

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