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.
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.