Reynisdrangar, Reykjanes Peninsula

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Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland which is framed by a black sand beach that was ranked in 1991 as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world.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.Contemporary legends note the story of a husband who found his wife taken by the two trolls, frozen at night. The husband made the two trolls swear to never kill anyone ever again. His wife was the love of his life, whose free spirit he was unable to provide a home for; she found her fate out among the trolls, rocks, and sea at Reynisfjara.
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  • Rock the coast wind blows a black sand beach and the columnar heels. Puffin have nesting on the rocks. So far did not seem just around the corner. See more Puffin sea offshore and floating in the sea. Come this far to see a Puffin, was really good.
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  • The famous "Black Beach" is a must see for the ominous basalt columns and mighty North Atlantic shoreline. The fantastic rock formations in the water give this an otherworldly vibe. Beware the "Deadly...  more »
  • Who here would like to have a little rest between 2100 and 0800 in the summer either visit or not between the middle of June until the end of August. Hundreds of non-redundant Selfiestick, oxygen bottles, day-trippers from Reykiavik would minimise the experience.
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Where to stay in Vik

For such a compact town, Vik and its surroundings boast a surprisingly wide range of accommodations. Many hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, and private cottages sit among picturesque settings. To get in touch with nature, sleep under the stars at one of the area's large campgrounds. With on-site showers and a distance just a short walk to the town's amenities, campgrounds make an attractive and budget-friendly option here.
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