Black Sands, Vik

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Vik is the southernmost village in Iceland and is also the wettest place in the country. Its beaches are composed of natural black sands and a unique feature of the beaches in Vik are the basalt column rising out from the sea, which are often rough due to the high winds in the North Atlantic.

A remarkable nearby feature is the beautiful black beach with the Reynisdrangar, black basalt columns sculpted by the sea. A folk tale says that they are former trolls which were caught outside at dawn. The sea around them is rather wild and stormy.

Vik, Iceland, 2010.
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Vik es el pueblo más meridional de Islandia y también el lugar más lluvioso
del país. Sus playas están compuestas de arenas negras naturales y uno de sus componentes más llamativos son las columnas de basalto volcánico que salen directamente del mar, y que son moldeadas por los fuertes vientos y mareas del Atlántico norte.

El conjunto más llamativo de estas columnas basálticas es de Reynisdrangar, visible desde la propia playa de Vik. Una leyenda popular cuenta que se trata de trolls, que han fueron cogidos por sorpresa por los primeros rayos de sol del amanecer.

Vik, Islandia, 2010.
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  1. james.phillips 54 months ago | reply

    Stunning and inspirational photostream..... This one stands out for me - amazing shot!

  2. Rifat Attamimi 53 months ago | reply

    very beautiful view,..i see that black sand on sigur ros movie heima,..and since them i love iceland!

  3. Ticklishula 53 months ago | reply

    love the smooth lines!

  4. Dirk Delbaere 52 months ago | reply

    great image. Love the tones

  5. Chip Gylfe 52 months ago | reply

    Dreamy... Amazing capture!

  6. William Flowers 51 months ago | reply

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  8. cappuccino289 35 months ago | reply

    Great colours, love it!

  9. tallawah75 31 months ago | reply

    superb shot..

  10. Mike B. Newton 19 months ago | reply

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