Reynisfjara | Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland
2016 | Fall
* Easy Peasy
This place is straight out of an old movie scene. No, really, I mean it! None of these photos have been enhanced in any way. It is black sand against a white haze. And the town around it is incredible, much like all of Iceland’s magical, mystical ways.
You’ll walk through beautiful grass and trees to get to black volcanic rock set against a foggy mist.
Located on the South Coast of Iceland, Reynisfjara is right next to the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal.
In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet. There are several folklore stories telling of various ways the iconic rocky sea stacks came to be, most involve trolls. They’re also in season 7 of Game of Thrones.
The sea stacks themselves are home to thousands of nesting seabirds and creatures. This beach is no joke though. The current is one of the most powerful around and can turn deadly very quickly. The water is also extremely cold.
Well worth the 2 hour drive from Reykjavik, it’s more of an adventure spot / walking destination than a hiking event.