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IN Travel & Adventure ON 12 Oct, 2015
Do you love going to the beach every summer for the parties and good vibes, but also prefer something a little more special than white sands and coconut shakes?
Check these photos of the finest, non-tropical black sand beach in the world: Reynisfjara Beach near the village of Vik i Myrdal in the southern part of Iceland. Normally you wouldn't associate the country with beaches, but this will surely change your view.
Just gaze at how beautiful these are, especially at night!
Black boots, black pebbles, everything is black.
Have you seen the 2014 movie "Noah"? If so, you're probably familiar with this magnificent beach, as some of the final scenes in it were filmed here.
Unlike the typically crowded beaches, this cold and sometimes unforgiving place can be your solitary paradise.
This is the grand Renynisfjall, with the basalt columnar stacks at the bottom, and the cliffs at the top used as nests by puffins. Legend has it that the basalt columns are actually trolls who comes alive at night to destroy any vessels attempting to land on their shores.
Just above the basalt rock columns, puffins and their cute white bellies can be found, creating and guarding their nests among the greens.
It's not a full-blown cave, but rather an indent in the basalt rock columns. These lucky travellers were able to experience how the Atlantic waves roar and echo throughout this area.
Can we all appreciate how picturesque this is? Located in South Iceland, with black sand in contrast with the waves coming in, a picturesque sky, and those sea stacks looming at the back. Gorgeous.
Some people thought of the word "diablo" as they looked at how mysterious the black sand beach in Vik, Iceland is.
Skip these shiny pebbles over the cold waters.
If there's one thing you have to put in your bucket list, it has to go to this place.
As the snow falls on the peaks, Reynisfjara embraces the change and dazzles us with its landscape.