Leaving the Golden Circle area and heading to Southern Iceland exposes you to some really beautiful sights in the winter. Passing by many Icelandic horse ranches, waterfalls, snow-covered mountains and plains, the ride itself was worth the trip. But the one we were headed to experience was seeing winter at the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara. There are many black sand beaches in the world, and I have seen a few myself, but none as magnificent has Reynisfjara, Iceland.
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As soon as we stepped on to the beach we were in awe of it being so black in color with shiny smooth pieces of lava rock. Since it was winter we were also treated to seeing the white snow that pebbled up into perfectly shaped balls, you swear they were tiny pieces of styrofoam. The contrast of the black and white beach was fascinating to see.
The crashing of the huge waves immediately reminds you of the danger sign located at the entrance. There is no way you could swim! These waves were really high and crash hard right at your feet as you walk. The cliffs and cave that surround the beach give the area even more of a enthralling view. There are tall stepping stones nature has created that tourist climb to have a photo taken. Birds nest in the cliffs and continuously fly around protecting their homes.
Reynisfjara the Black Sand Beach Video
We throughly enjoyed our visit to Reynisfjara the Black Sand Beach. Below is a video I hope you get more of feeling on how it feels to be traveling the road in Iceland to Reynisfjara!
All I all, winter in Iceland is a whole different experience and one I will never forget. The nature you will see and experience is not found anywhere else in the world. If you plan on going in the winter make sure you check out my article on being prepared , here you will find some advice to help you enjoy your Winter Icelandic Holiday!