28 Lifting Stones at Djúpalónssandur on Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

White polished rocks are scattered everywhere at Djúpalónssandur. Tourists consider them perfect for stacking into cairns. Historically, captains of fishing boats used them to screen a sailor’s strength. The stones were graded from Fullsterkur (weighing 340 pounds) to Amlóði (at 50 pounds). In order to qualify as an oarsman, a recruit had to be able to lift the 119 pound Hálfdrættingur (Half Carrier) onto a platform.


Djúpalónssandur Beach, Iceland


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