Vik’s black sand beach is known for Reynisdranga, the basalt rock formation that emerges out of the sea.

 

Vik’s black sand beach is known for Reynisdranga, the basalt rock formation that emerges out of the sea. It’s usually the main focus of most photos taken at this beach. With its strong winds and raging sea, you’d think this place has emo written all over it. But there’s something magical about the beach’s misty vibe.

You don’t have to listen too intently to hear the roar of the ocean and the subtle chirps from sea birds above. You’ll also hear tour guides shouting at tourists, urging them to not get too close to the water. The waves are strong and have been known to pull unsuspectingly visitors out to sea.

And a tip for those of you who have the patience to wait to capture the perfect photo, but not enough patience to wait in line for food – bring snacks! The pit stop for lunch is at a nearby restaurant and it’s only that ONE restaurant that serves food to all tour groups that stop there. So you can imagine how long the line is!

Monica reflects on her travels by sharing her thoughts on A Cup of Moca. She writes about her journey as she experiences the destination to encourage others to marinate in the moment instead of just checking things off a bucket list.