Iceland’s most famous beach Reynisfjara. It’s nicknamed the black sand beach. Although, Iceland has several beaches with black sand. This is the one everybody talks about.
Reynisfjara is just outside of Vik. Freezing, I got out of the tour bus to see this famous beach. I wanted to see what the hype was about. Also, sitting down became a painful task. Needed to start walking around.
Once outside, I couldn’t believe how courageous some of the people that were on the tour with me. They ran towards where the waves were. Ignoring what our guide told us to void going near the ocean. I guess they thought it was the summer time and this was Miami Beach.
Even if this wasn’t a beach in the Caribbean Sea, it was still very interesting to see the black sand. The bitter wind was out control though. My hands were freezing through my gloves. It’s hard to believe people live and fish here year round. I couldn’t imagine living here. The Icelandic people are very tolerant to the cold.
Selfies of me freezing photo courtesy of Hugo Morel
I was told by family members to start taking selfies. They told me to use those photos as proof you been to the country that the photo was taken in. Of course, I did it with my own spin. For whatever reason, I decided to take my gloves off to do the peace sign for all my doubters. Sadly, I could only put up one finger due to the painfully numbing cold. Risking my health to prove naysayers wrong, sounds like a smart social media move. Everybody is doing it.
P.s. Sarcasm is used four times in this post.
As we all nearly froze ourselves, our time at Reynisfjara was nearly up. The majestic beach was going to be left behind. Our tour group ended up with a success. No one ended up frozen or taken out to sea. It was at this moment, I started to doubt if this was a smart idea. Being in Iceland during winter time near a beach, sounds like everybody’s dream. California, I miss you.
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The cold didn’t bother me so much when I visited there, but rather I was more concerned with the wind! Iceland has some crazy winds, which makes the cold weather even colder! Still looks stunning, though!
Icelandic winds are rough, to say the least!
awesome…i cant even imagine coming there…
you have got to make it to india sometime..if you haven’t 🙂
Too cold for me I like warm places 😆 very interesting though “black sand” never heard of that before 👍🏻
I love black sand beaches! This place looks stunning, though I’m not sure about the cold!
Will have to visit there sometime. Thanks for the visuals and description s of that beautiful place
Very interesting article and photos! It looks like a fascinating place. I’d like to visit someday.
An awesome sight but I can sense the bitter cold from the pictures! I walked on black sand in Lanzorate and it is a very strange and unreal sensation! At least it was pleasant and warm.
What gorgeous photos! I saw a black sand beach in Hawaii & it was absolutely beautiful.
Did you have anything delicious & hot to warm your bones???
Amazing post! and an amazing blog! Great job! 🙂
Dear friend, once I travelled to Island – it is so far my best experience concerning landscapes and its speed of changing. A really beautiful country that offers a wide range of sceneries. I was really impressed and love this county.
Thank you, my friend 🙂
I agree, dear friend 🙂
Have a nice time
I think that’s the first time I see you! Nice to see a piece of Iceland as I don’t think I will ever go there… it’s far and it’s colder than I’m used to haha!
I really love Iceland – savage landscape and climate but beautiful!
Brave you! Sticking your already numb finger for a selfie hahah. But yeah I totally agree! That beach is beautiful and totally interesting. Ugh I’ve never been to Iceland so thanks for sharing the inspiration. 🙂
I totally loved it when I visited here. Iceland is so good!
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