Hike to Djúpalónssandur and Dritvík

Dritvík Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Elyse Clark

This is an easy hike on the western tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to a black sand beach (called "Black Lava Pearl Beach") and viewpoint from the cliffs above the beach.

From the parking lot, take the trail to the left of the bathrooms.  This trail will wind down past a unique rock feature with a hole in it and ends at the black sand beach. 

Sprawled out along the beach are remnants of a shipwreck.  The British trawler Epine wrecked here in 1948 and many oxidized pieces of the ship still remain on the beach today. 

On the right side of Djúpalónssandur a trail breaks off and winds up the cliff and over the lava fields to a nice view of the black sand beach as well as the Dritvík cove. 

Simply return back to Djúpalónssandur and up the trail past the rock with the hole in it to complete the hike. 

Distance

1.6 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

100 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Hiking

Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Scenic

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