Black beach

The area around Vík í Mýrdal  has a nice specialty: beaches with sand black as the night. I mean the real night, not the three hours of slight ‘darkness’ Iceland experiences these days every night. On some days you might go swimming there, but it creates a wonderful atmosphere all year round. From the Black Beach at Vík í Mýrdal you can have a good look at the Reynisfjall rock structures, but you also should take the trip up the hill to the Dyrhólaey viewpoint.

When reaching the Dyrhólaey mountain you can go straight ahead to the Reynisfjall view with toilets. Or you turn right and go straight up the hill and hope for a free parking lot. Next to the lighthouse you can enjoy views on the natural arch created 80,000 years ago. It is also the geographically most southern point of the island.

Vík í Mýrdal

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