10 AUG 22 Djupivogur DJU2 – Hike to Volcanic Black Beaches


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Take a moderate hike amidst Iceland’s scenery that is unlike any other place. The small village of Djupivogur is surrounded by mountains, glaciers, lava formations, moss-covered cliffs, and deep valleys. This excursion offers an introduction to this stunning visual feast and is ideal for those interested in nature, local culture history and learning about the wildlife in the area.

Meet your local guide at the pier and walk to the Bondavarda cache, an age-old pile of rocks, similar to a cairn, that was carefully assembled by one person or party to guide others during the cold, dark winters. Bondavarda offers a fantastic view of the village and surrounding area. Within this vista is Bulandstindur Mountain, a pyramid of basaltic strata counted as one of the mystical power centers of this intriguing country.

Continue to the Black beaches; Iceland is one of the few countries in the world whose beaches all feature black sand. It is an extremely dramatic and beautiful characteristic of the landscape here and speaks to the volcanic nature of this gorgeous country.

Transfer next to the small islands located north of Djúpivogur village. In the past, these islands were accessible only by boat, but today you can walk out to them due to the formation of natural causeways, in the form of black-sand beaches, that now surround the islands. This change in topography has to do with slow changes in tidal and current conditions that have led to deposits of sand and coastal debris building up over many years.

Stop at Ulfsey Beach and finish up at Sandey Island before walking back to the village of Djupivogur. 

Starting time: 10.00 AM
Duration: about 4 hours
Activity level: 5/5

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