Vik is surely a popular travel destination in Iceland, and we recommend 100% to make a stop here while traveling around the country.
Traveling Iceland, the most suitable and recommended way to travel is self-driving travel, self-driving mobility and flexible time allocation, so renting a car has become our first choice for this trip. A big school of renting a car, considering the weather in Iceland as a woman's temper is very different, many spots are no longer remote, but the road conditions are not good, sometimes the wind and rain are big, the four-wheel drive (SUV series) is more suitable for running in Iceland. Icelandic self-driving tour is very popular. It has valid documents such as international driver's license or EU driver's license. Plus 20 years old and has the lower limit of driving age of more than one year, it is no longer difficult to rent a car in Iceland! Due to the long distance of Icelandic attractions, it is recommended that many people take turns driving. It is necessary to register all the drivers' names before renting a car. Otherwise, they will be arrested on the road but they will be fined!
The town of Vic in Iceland not only has a mysterious black sand beach, but also a magnificent coastal landscape.
Located here at the southeastern tip of Iceland, it is sparsely populated but is already one of the largest towns in Iceland. The small town is built on the hill, only a few hundred people, it is very quiet.
From the heights of the town, you can take pictures of the church and the distant sea, which is an important shooting point in the town. The seaside beach in the town is not as famous as the black sand beach, but it is rare in tourists. No matter what the weather, you can always feel the unusual scenery. The reef overlooking the cliffs along the black sand beach is also a thrilling landscape.
Iceland must hit the black sand beach, shoot the end of the day!
Iceland's beaches and mud are actually black, because Iceland has many active volcanoes, and black sand comes from volcanic lava. Although there are many black sand beaches in Iceland, the black sand beaches of Vic are more famous because of the basalt columnar joints on the beach. Basalt is formed in a volcanic eruption, and the magma is condensed after it has cooled. These uneven stone pillars are incomparably regular shapes, just like artificial carvings. Like the scenes in anime, the twisted texture makes people feel that there is a huge force in these pillars. At a certain moment, it is recommended to wear bright clothes, which will have a strong visual impact with the black background.
The small stones on the black sand beach, in fact, in addition to black, there are other colors. The smooth surface gradually becomes rough, and the black color gradually turns into gray. Even in the weather of wind and rain, this dark beach and the basalt column of chilling are very seamless, and the waves are rolled over, more like a magical world.
Be sure to pay attention to safety when taking pictures here, remember not to face the sea, set up a brand on the beach, don't get too close to the sea, so as not to be taken away by the waves. The waves of the North Atlantic are roaring in a row, chasing the black sand. The seemingly low waves hide the deadly danger. It will suddenly inhale the people who have forgotten to play in the sea. There have been many tragedies before. I personally experienced it, and a row of big waves suddenly rushed over without a word, and instantly reached the foot, suddenly drowned in the calf, and fled for a while.