Stunning! We spent a day wandering along Iceland's South Coast from Reykjavik to Vik and reveled in the dramatic natural splendor of Iceland. An adventure through the South Coast truly puts in perspective the forces at work within the Earth providing an amazing experience for families.
|Legend says Skogafoss is hiding at treasure behind it!|
|A rainbow gracing Skogafoss!|
|An arm of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier.|
|Standing in the black sand.|
Next, we visited the famous black sand beach at Vik. The sand is made of basalt and is incredibly soft. Closer to the surf, you will find more of a pebble beach. On the beach, breathtaking sea stacks, Reynisdrangar, rise from the sea. Note the surf in the picture--this is not a place that you want to go in the water.
|Basalt stacks emerging on the the coast near Vik.|
To me, this spot looks almost cathedral-like. Not long after that thought popped into my head, a couple came to have their wedding pictures taken at the site.
We really fell in love with Reynisfjara and would love to visit the area again. Really somewhere you want to spend time being in the moment!
|Wedding at Reynisfjara.|
On our way back to Reykjavik, we stopped at Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the waterfall. Truly an amazing experience but I do caution you to be sure you have good footing. Much of the path consists of rock which becomes very slick when wet.
|Seljalandsfoss gives a unique vantage point allowing visitors to walk behind.|
I would be remiss if I did not mention the adorable Icelandic sheep! Keep an eye out on the mountains---they are surprisingly agile climbers! (The larger white dots in the photo below are sheep!)
The South Coast is entirely spectacular! If you are planning a trip to Iceland, definitely put this adventure on your list. I have to say that our experience was on of the most inspiring I have had thus far!
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