Near the small village of Vík í Mýrdal in southern Iceland is Reynisfjara, a beautiful black sand beach. Perhaps you recognize it from Game of Thrones. It’s the beach at the Eastwatch, where the men of the Night’s Watch are guarding the wall.
There is a cliff of basalt columns, large enough to climb. Atop that cliff are hundred and hundreds of puffins. They flutter their tiny wings and dive bomb into the waves, trying to catch a fresh meal. In the middle of those crashing waters are Reynisdrangar, basalt sea stacks, peaking their points tops out as if they’re waving hello.
This truly stunning area is only 2.5 hours from the city center of Reykjavík. It’s astounding to be swallowed up by the glory of nature that close to a major hub.
Striking photos especially with the evening sun
thank you so much!
Wow beautiful photos.
Thank you, Chantel!
Excellent. Love the distance shot of you in the stacks. Zoomable for a variety of effects. Incredible skies.
oh, thanks John! That’s such a good point about zooming in. And yes, it was one of the most remarkable sunsets I’ve ever seen.
Great post. I love the stacks shown at different times of day and different angles.
oh thanks so much! The geometric patterns of the rocks make for great shadow play with angled light. Thanks for stopping by!