Day 4 of 7;
Reynisfjara Beach is the place I love most in Iceland. Is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal.
With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches. In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet.
Reynisfjara is found around 180 km from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, and is a popular stop-off for those taking a sightseeing tour along South Coast.
Visitors to Reynisfjara must be made well aware of the potential dangers present at the beach. First of all, the rolling, roaring waves of Reynisfjara are particularly violent, often pushing far further up the beach than many would expect.
Visitors are advised to never turn their back on the waves, don't go chasing after them and keep a safe distance of 20-30 metres.
Stunningly beautiful Vesturhorn mountains and black sand beach at Stokksnes, Iceland.
As some of you know (and some maybe don’t) the first time I went to Iceland because I won a trip in an instagram competition. Never in my life I imagined being the one whose picture would be selected for such an awesome prize, and never thought I’d go to Iceland. I always thought about this far away country as a foreign land full of weird people (like Bjork) and cold, and economic crisis and volcanos that mess up flying in Europe… and I am sure I was not the only one thinking this way. Iceland, however, blew up in terms of tourism after my trip. Never I thought I’d be going to Iceland second year in a row, but once you set your foot there, you’re forever lost. And once you see sunrise like this in Jokulsarlon, you know you need to be back there… again, and again. Because it is so beautiful, but it just so short. -
Magical diamonds of #Iceland …
Day 6 of 7; White/Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey is about 174 km from Reykjavík city or about 2 1/2 hour drive not so far away from the beautiful little village Vík (the southern most village in Iceland). Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula or promontory but is a former island. The whole area is really interesting and I recommend you spend some time there. I personally could stay there for hours. Simply love this place.
Once you are on top in the higher area of Dyrhólaey you will have a breathtaking view to all directions. To the north you see Mýrdalsjökull glacier, to the east you will see the beautiful black lava seastacks Reynisdrangar and to the west you can view the endless black coastline and then in front of the peninsula there is a huge black arch of lava reaching out into the sea which the peninsula take its name from. Dyrhólaey literally means "the hill island with the door hole".