Reynisfjara, Vik’s black sand beach, is known for its basalt rock formation that emerges out of the sea.
Reynisdranga, the black basalt rocks, is the main focus of most photos taken at Reynisfjara – Vik’s black sand beach. The strong winds and raging sea lapping at the shore makes this misty vibe even more magical. There’s a legend that the black basalt rocks are actually trolls who turned into stone. Can you picture it?
You don’t have to listen too intently to hear the roar of the ocean and the subtle chirps from sea birds above. You can also hear tour guides shouting at tourists, warning them not get too close to the water. The Atlantic waves are incredibly strong and apparently have pulled unsuspecting visitors out to sea.
And a tip for those of you who have the patience to wait forever 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. It’s the ONE restaurant where all tour groups to eat at. You can just imagine how long the line is!
Vik is as far south as this Southern Iceland Tour goes. After the black sand beach, it was back to Reykjavik but not before taking in a few shots of rural Iceland. The proximity of houses to one another are a great representation of the population in rural Iceland vs. Reykjavik.