When I say beach, you probably think of palm trees and soft white sand. Well, in Iceland the beaches are black – These black beaches are formed by basalt, a volcanic rock and result of cooled down lava. Paired with heavy grey skies, giant waves and the Vestmannaeyjabær islands disappearing in the mist we felt like walking through a Proulx novel. Or the moon. Just when the sun said its goodbyes for good that day, we spotted the remains of a whale that washed up on shore. Its open beak and leathery skin almost disappeared in the black sand and we nearly missed it. Can you spot it in the picture?
P.S. We’ve saved the best for last…soon we will tell you all about one of the most amazing sights we’ve ever seen in Iceland!