Now vacant, Dritvik bay was once home to a prominent fishing village but now is mostly seen for a valley of lava formations and gorges and pebble-covered beach called Djúpalónssandur. A reminder of Dritvik’s past, the beach has four heavy lifting stones that were used in a game of strength by fisherman.
Lighthouses always bring some kind of strange passion. They symbolise arrives, departures... depending on weather, they add something more intense to those rainy and sunny days. You can find dozens of them on the Icelandic shores. We've decided to visit one of them on our way to Grundarfjörður in Akranes, a small town to the North from Reykjavík, where you pass through a tunnel 5 kilometers long under sea. Grundarfjörður is situated between mountains and the sea. Can you imagine waterfalls, Icelandic nature, a very special hill and the sea in one scenery? Take a look at the picture below and tell me you wouldn't like to spend there a night or two to get a chance for the Aurora borealis to enlight the place with her magic.
We visited Djupalonssandur which is a beautiful pebbled beach. It is often called the Black Beach due to its basaltic black sand. It is also one of the few areas that lead down to the sea along this coast with its high dramatic cliffs. The rests of a shipwreck can be seen on the beach.