Black beach sand on Iceland


#10dagenzwartwit #iceland #vulcano The shores of the sea are most often covered with idyllic sandy, rocky and rocky beaches, but one in Iceland stands out for its specific beauty. The coast of Reynisfjar, near the village of Vik in Myrdalur, is covered with black sand, and is also known for its impressive stepped, pyramidal basalt rocks, called Halsanef.
There are also spectacularly shaped Reynisdrangar rocks in the sea, and an interesting legend is attached to the whole place. According to popular belief, trolls once lived here who tried to drag their boats to the sea, but they were caught by the rising sun and turned into rocks.
Since there is no more land between Reynisfjar and Antarctica, strong and unpredictable waves are the cause of frequent fatal accidents, and a monument to the fallen sailors has been erected here.
The village of Vik is the southernmost populated place in Iceland, located on the main road around the island, some 180 kilometers from Reykjavik. It has only about 300 inhabitants, and is the largest place within a radius of 70 kilometers.
The last eruption of the Katla volcano, which is near the village, was in 1918, so many fear that it could happen again soon. A Katle eruption could cause a flood large enough to destroy the entire Vic. The only place that could survive is the church on the top of the hill, so the residents have exercises in which they run to the church at the first signs of an eruption.
Vik is the warmest place in Iceland, and the average temperature is 5 degrees. It is also the wettest place in Iceland with an annual average rainfall of 2,250 millimeters, which is 3 times more than in Reykjavik.