I had chosen The South Coast tour with NiceTravel tour for one reason. I really wanted to see the Reynisfjara at Black Sand Beach. I had seen so many photos on Instagram and it just looked magical. I wanted to witness firsthand the crazy geometric lava carved rock know as, Sea Stacks, and the little jagged piece of volcanic rock sticking out of the water like a sharks tooth.
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It was the golden hour when we arrived so the light was absolutely stunning. The lava carved Reynisdrangar basalt columns were to the east but this epic sunset was unfolding to the west.
Off in the distance was Dyrhólaey which means “the hill island with the door hole”,” this beautiful archway created by a volcano eruption.
The beautiful Black Sand Beach, the stunning landscape, beautiful colors of the sunset and the roaring waves were too much, I burst into tears at all its beauty. I had never seen anything so stunningly beautiful in my entire life. I face timed Clay sobbing and flipped the video around so he could see it with me.
I had seen this place in photographs and dreamed about one-day visiting and it far exceeded my expectations. I felt that way about all of Iceland. This crazy solo trip to Iceland for 48 hours was a totally different experience and one I will cherish forever. Black Sand Beach was top of my list and now I was there and during the most beautiful sunset no less. it was so incredibly perfect, a moment ill never forget.
A warning about Black Sand Beach, it’s the most deadly place for tourists! The waves are ferocious that if they get you – your gone. Our guide told us to never turn our back to the sea, because where the waves hit the beach is never the same so while you may get up really close the next wave may crash 20 feet further inland and take you out to see and you will die. Hypothermia, rip tides, crashing waves etc. The beach had tons of tourists but anytime a wave came in further everyone would take off running in the other direction, quite entertaining.