The following day in Vik, we didn’t actually have any strong plans apart from an ‘Icelandic seaside day’ at Reynisfjara black sand seaside which felt completely unbelievable.
On this journey already we’d seen the fireplace and ice facet of Iceland absolutely from visiting an erupting volcano only a few days earlier than after which visiting the ice collapse a glacier simply the afternoon earlier than.
Downtime felt virtually deserved.
However we’re in Iceland and so downtime doesn’t imply simply chilling at our resort (we had plans for that on the tail finish of our journey) so we went out to discover extra of the native sights in Vik.
Our information for the ice cave the day earlier than had stated that the mountains round Vik are nice for seeing puffins however even the one which regarded like we might drive up can be one we’d in all probability should hike up until we had been driving a 4 x 4.
I regarded up at that mountain and determined the puffins weren’t gonna be a part of our plans as a result of cute as they’re, climbing up this gigantic mountain to see birds simply didn’t really feel like one thing we wished to do.
Little did we all know that it could be so much simpler than that.
Anyway, so off we went to a extra accessible website close to Vik – Reynisfjara black sand seaside and its iconic basalt columns of Reynisdrangar.
Reynisfjara black sand seaside is definitely one you could go to with warning.
It is without doubt one of the most harmful spots to go to in Iceland as a result of the waves on this seaside appear to be they’re fantastic however they’re fairly highly effective and might act in tandem to tug individuals out into the ocean.
It’s like the primary one knocks individuals down after which the one after pulls them earlier than they will get their bearings collectively.
That’s a really fundamental method of describing however you need to google ‘sneaker waves in Iceland’ if you wish to discover out extra particulars about this.
So yeah, Reynisfjara black sand seaside is completely value a go to however you need to positively preserve a protected distance away from the shoreline right here.
And don’t suppose that protected distance is the place different persons are.
So many individuals ignore this and a few individuals don’t even know so make that judgement sensibly once you go to and never primarily based on different individuals’s judgment on the day itself.
Warning apart, it’s a fully unimaginable seaside to go to and a day like this with dramatic climate makes it look much more unimaginable.
The rain nevertheless was raining virtually sideways and shortly began to select up so with that, we hopped again into the automotive and headed over to close by the Dyrhólaey arch.
Dyrhólaey is that this unimaginable rock formation that’s like an arch with a gap in it and for some cause, we’ve by no means been capable of finding it on earlier journeys.
Sounds ridiculous however there’s one other unimaginable viewpoint we at all times get distracted by and that’s Reynisfjara black sand seaside viewpoint.
It overlooks the black sand seaside and is simply so stunning.
So once more, we ended up going there looking for the Dyrhólaey arch andfound to our absolute delight – there have been tons of of puffins there.
I do know I appeared a bit nonchalant about trying to find puffins earlier however I feel they may be my favorite birds.
They’re so cute, I discover them so fascinating and simply seeing them proper subsequent to us once we weren’t even in search of them was simply superb.
It’s the closest we’ve ever gotten to puffins and we’ve been to a lot of locations internationally looking for them.
Leaving the puffins, I remembered we nonetheless hadn’t gone to see the Dyrhólaey arch but and determined we completely needed to do up we went by means of what appeared like the one different choice to seek out it.
There was no method we’d make the journey all the way in which to Reynisfjara black sand seaside and miss out on the Dyrhólaey arch once more, particularly not once we know the way unimaginable it really is.
The opposite route would have taken us again to the principle motorway and we didn’t need to return there simply but.
Seems I used to be proper and the Dyrhólaey arch was proper up that mountain path.
There’s a parking lot close to it and it’s a brief stroll to the perspective for it.
The Dyrhólaey arch is completely magnificent and so large.
It was additionally unbelievably blustery up right here because of what now appeared like a mini storm so after taking within the view, we hopped again into the automotive and made our method over to our subsequent resort – The LandHotel, which might be one thing of a mini cease for the night earlier than making our solution to The Retreat at The Blue Lagoon.
I’ll present you all about that as a result of The Retreat is kind of actually a deal with!
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