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24 travelers at this place:

  • Day4


    August 1 in Iceland

    We zijn bij Reynisfjara black sand beach maar eerst even een gebakje (happy maririage cake) als gedeeltelijke lunch. Dan mogen we gelijk het toilet gebruiken....voor steeds meer toiletten moet je betalen, zo'n 1,60 per plasje. Wel geweldig uitzicht op Dyrholaey!

  • Day4

    Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

    October 28, 2016 in Iceland

    We arrived at this iconic location at exactly the same time as a million tour buses, as you can see. Okay, so we exaggerate!

    We've renamed this beach "Penguin Beach" because that's what we think all the tourists look like as they waddle around, silhouetted against the foaming waves and preening themselves with their selfie sticks. Who or what invented those? What they need is real cameras!!!

    With a bitter wind and a Penguin (no, millions of Penguins) all over the shop then getting anything decent was hard work. Mind you, we are all FindingPenguins and maybe that's why this blog site is named as it is!
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  • Day9

    Reynisfjara Beach

    February 14 in Iceland

    As you can see, the Penguins were there again. It really is a tourist hotspot and the car park was almost full including several coaches. The main attractions here are the sea stacks, basalt columns and the huge waves hitting the beach ... and they really are massive. As you can see from the first photo here, the sky looked ominous though to the south west there was a half-hearted attempt at sunset colours. We had a go at trying to capture images of the waves hitting the beach and the stacks but nothing spectacular hit our sensors. We were there about an hour and in that time the temperature dropped again and it got quite windy, so we gave up and went to the cafe for refreshment and a warm up. As we headed to the car to leave it started to sleet quite heavily.

    This evening the temperature is above freezing and the roads are quite slushy. It's quite windy too and there was more sleet as we returned to the guest house from the restaurant. Not the best day today, but then maybe we've been spoilt up to now.

    Tomorrow we're hoping we can get to photograph a canyon but it'll depend on whether of not we can get to it after all the snow that's fallen. We'll find out tomorrow but as we get ready to sleep there's a howling wind outside.
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  • Day10

    Black Beach

    October 3, 2017 in Iceland

    Wir sind wieder auf dem Rückweg Richtung Reykjavik bzw. Flughafen. Noch zwei Nächte liegen vor uns. Auf dem Weg nach Selfoss haben wir natürlich wieder ein paar Stopps am Wegesrand gemacht. Der erste ist der Black Beach mit riesigen Höhlen aus (wie soll es auch anders sein) Lavastein.

    Interessant hierbei ist die Form der Klippen. Es sieht aus, als würde alles aus einzelnen Säulen bestehen, die leicht verschoben aufeinander gepresst wurden.

    Am Tag zuvor waren wir auch schon hier, doch nach kurzer Zeit sind wir vor den vielen Menschen geflüchtet! Heute bei strömenden Regen waren leider auch nicht viel weniger Menschen am Strand! Dafür waren sie alle ein wenig nass😂
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  • Day3

    Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

    January 18 in Iceland

    Otsustasime, et täna on ideaalne päev ka rannamõnusid nautimas ära käia. Kõik liiv oli süsimust. Kadri läks mere poole pildistama ning sel hetkel tuli suur laine, mis jõudis rohkem kaldale lähedale ja tegi ta varbad veits märjaks. Rannas oli palju palju ahvatlevaid musti ja hästi siledaid lutsu kivisid.

    Rannas olev kalju oli huvitavalt neljakandilistest pulkadest kus sai otsas seista ja pilti teha. Julgemad turnisid seal päris kõrgele. Väike koobas tundus päris hirmus - pea kohal rippusid jääpurikad ja nende kõrval kivid.Read more

  • Day6

    Black beach and puffins!

    September 1, 2017 in Iceland

    We were a bit afraid that we wouldn't see puffins on the trip since most had flewn south, but here they are! 😃 They were just chilling on the cliffside at Reynisfjara, a really cool beach. The sand on the ground here feels and looks just like normal sand, except from being black. At the bottom of the cliff are the hexagonal basalt columns, which looks like fake rocks from a movie set.

  • Day4

    Day 4 - Reynisfjara Beach

    March 12, 2017 in Iceland

    From the Dryholaey peninsula, you can see Reynisfjara Beach, a black sand beach that was ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. Legend says that the stacks of basalt rock originated when two trolls dragged a three-masted ship to land unsuccessfully and when daylight broke they became needles of rock.

  • Day3


    November 14, 2016 in Iceland

    Apparently, Iceland is full of myths and legends. Our next destination, Reynisdranger, has its own story. Legend says that the stacks originated when two trolls dragged a three-masted ship to land unsuccessfully and when daylight broke they became needles of rock.

    This was top on my places to visit because it was once named one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. I can see why. The black send is a stark contrast to the strange basalt columns. The columns were a climber’s dream...despite the risk of them crumbling in your hands. It was definitely worth the drive.Read more

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