Sunset at Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar

An incredible winter sunset with a magic golden light at Reynisfjara black volcanic sand beach, Reynisdrangar sea stacks and Dyrhólaey promontory with its natural arch rock, south Iceland.

Reynisfjara is a wonderful and surreal black beach and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid, which is called Gardar. Out in the sea are the spectaculary shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar. The area is rich birdlife, including puffins, fulmars and guillemots.

Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated next to the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, in the south coast of Iceland, not far from the Dyrhólaey.
According to legend the Reynisdrangar sea stacks were formed when two trolls were trying to drag a three-masted ship to land. When daylight broke they turned to stone.
The stacks are 66 meters above sea level at their highest.

The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from Vík í Mýrdal. It was formerly an island of volcanic origin.
The view from up there is absolutely fabulous: to the north is to be seen the giant glacier Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible, depending on weather conditions. In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name: the Island with the Hill Door.

Music:
The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack

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“And AC said: «…

“And AC said:
«LET THERE BE LIGHT!»
And there was light.”

The Last Question, Isaac Asimov

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

The wild beauty of the Storr, Isle of Skye (Scotland).

The area in front of the cliffs of The Storr, a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides (Scotland), is known as The Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles, the remains of ancient volcanic plugs. The most famous and impressive of these is known as The Old Man of Storr.


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