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Het Wapen Van Amsterdam stranded laden with gold

That fine ship ran aground here on the sands not far from Lómagnúpur mountain on the 19th of Sept.1667. The vessel was recently built and one of the finest in the Dutch fleet. This strand was very likely the worst maritime disaster in Iceland´s history in terms of loss of life.

Around 1960 some Icelandic entrepreneurs began searching for the lost wreck and the treasure in it. They didn´t find it. So somewhere out on the sands a Dutch merchant vessel and its gold is still waiting to be found.

Read or listen about the ship that is still buried in Skeiðarársandur   

 

 

 

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