The Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks near the village Vík í Mýrdal in southern Iceland. According to legend, two trolls tried dragging a ship to shore and when daylight broke they froze to stone.
How do you get there? Tour buses on the South Iceland Tour travel here and further to Vik, though we drove ourselves. Driving straight from Reykjavik to Reynisdrangar takes about two and a half hours, however, if you’re planning on seeing Reynisdrangar, make it worth your while and also consider stopping at Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Dyrhólaey, and Vik. Per usual, whenever driving on your own accord, add 30 – 45 minutes to your agenda for jaw dropping picture opportunities. Google Map it.
Why should you go? Because. It is simply a magical place. From the black sandy beach made of perfectly round black pebbles to the massive lava basalt columns, it is truly a unique and fascinating place. Don’t forget to venture in the shallow caves, carved into the side of the cliff, and run from the waves. Word of caution: at times, strong winds pick up the fine black sand and pelt exposed skin (we walked backwards towards our car). Well worth it.
How much time should be spent here? Give yourself 30-45 minutes to walk the beach and take in the glory of it all.
How much does it cost? It’s free. There is a small cafe with restrooms near the parking lot.
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