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The wide white sandy beach with the palms, blue sky and turquoise sea is for many people a paradise. Luciano and Mariusz love such places for holidays. It is nice to relax a bit, especially after many days of sightseeing, to swim in warm water, but after a few hours is just boring.

Djúpalónssandur or the Black Lava Pearl Beach is a beautiful place to visit, like so many other sites on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It is like stepping into a lava wonderland.

It is just a short drive from the main road and you can leave your car in the parking lot just above Djúpalónssandur. A short walk down Nautastígur path - the Path of the Bull - will take you through a lava field with huge lava formations. There is a peculiar rock here with a hole in it, called Gatklettur. Through the hole, one can see Snæfellsjökull glacier. (From Guide to Iceland)

In the Black Beach instead of sand there are small round shiny black pebbles. I took a handful of them with me and now I like to take them in my hand and to play with them, just thinking about the marvelous places I have been to Iceland. For me, this beach was much more beautiful and interesting than exotic beaches.

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The picture with
some people in red is nice too but I liked more the big waves in the main upload.

The photographer came too near the shore. See
here. There are warnings that sudden wave can be dangerous.



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