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One of the best known motifs in Iceland, the beach of Vík í Mýrdal (south of Mýrdalsjökull). The rocks protruding from the sea are called Reynisdrangar (drangur [drangar] = rock pillar[s]) and the mountain to the right Reynisfjall (which means 'Rowan-mountain', but the rowan trees might have been gone for a thousand years). For tourists visiting Vík, a walk on the black sand beach is a must, but the whole salty Atlantic is out there, so watch out for the seventh wave
(2010-06-02)

Iceland