August 31 2016
You might have heard a thing or two about the black sand beach in Vik and most likely you have seen lovely photographs of the basalt stone formation that stick out of the sea and are called Reynisdrangar. But do you realize that Vik is the wettest area in Iceland and is also a black beach? The black beach in Vik also allures people by its hidden caves and folklore stories.
Along the south coast of Iceland, with only about 300 residents, Vik í Myrdal holds the title to be the largest village in the southernmost part of Iceland. Just about 180 kilometers away from Reykjavik, you'll get to feel the black sand and the warm welcome of the locals.
A fair warning to all tourists is that walking for the next 70 km WOn't take you anywhere but close to infinite coasts of black sand beach iceland.
Its local Reynishverfi calls the black sand beach in Vik tour guides are willing to take you 10 km before you reach Vík and since it is famous due to it’s basalt sea stack and black sand. That is where the black sand beach with 68 m high boulders can be found.
The steepest road you could ever encounter in Iceland is the highest part of the mountain ruins, on a loran station. This was built during the World War II serving as their watchtower or something. The cliffs are the solace of the adorable Puffins. Being in top of the mountain will clearly see the whole of Vik as well as Myrdalsjokull, the Dyrholaey and the Reynisdrangar that is impressive. It would undoubtedly be a magnificent view from up there.