Iceland’s Iconic Reynisfjara and Its Most Charming Town (PHOTOS)

Jessica Peterson

Iceland's Iconic Reynisfjara in Iceland's Most Charming Town

Vík is a town that is both sleepy and dramatic. Because it is Iceland’s wettest place, the weather changes from freezing rain to sun and rainbows in a matter of minutes. The mountainous town is home to some of Iceland’s most iconic natural features.

Recalling Giant’s Causeway in Ireland, the basalt columns known as Reynisfjara are like something out of a fairy tale (that pretty much describes all of Iceland). Hexagonal rock formations line a black sand beach with views of a natural arch called Dyrhólaey and wicked looking sea stacks known as Reynisdrangur. Check the tide before getting too close to the ocean, as some tourists have been caught in the pounding waves and been dragged out to sea.

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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  • Loved seeing these photos! I was here in January and can’t wait to go back in the summer when the snow has melted like this. So beautiful!

    • Yes, I’d like to see Iceland in the summer too! Then again, I’d like to be there to see the Northern Lights as well.

  • I love this part of Iceland. The black sand beaches are just so pretty!

  • Erin

    Stunning photos. Iceland is on my list for 2016 or 2017. I’m drooling over these photos and so ready to go!

    • Oh man. Iceland was top of my list. Now, I’m wondering how to top Iceland!