DYRHÓLAEY & REYNISFJARA

We are surfing the south coast of Iceland and there are so many places to explore. Today we explored small peninsula 174 kilometers away from Reykjavík. Dyrhólaey is a former island and the whole area is really interesting. From the top of the cliff we got a breathtaking view to all directions. To the north we saw Mýrdalsjökull glacier, to the east we saw the beautiful black lava sea stacks Reynisdrangar and to the west we saw the endless black coastline and then in front of the peninsula there is a huge black arch of lava reaching out into the sea which the peninsula takes its name from. The cliff is 120 meters high and on the top is a spectacular and big “castle shaped” lighthouse. Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal. With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches.