Often in life, it is the unexpected that takes our breath away.

That’s how I felt when I first came across the amazing black beach of Reynisfjara, located in Iceland.

Reynisfjara is about180 kilometers from Reykjavik. It is made up of pitch black sand and lots of pebbles. It has a pyramid shaped cliff and well as a shallow cave which are made of basalt columns. When there, you can also  find the sea stacks called Reynisdrangar, as well as seabirds such as puffins, fulmars and guillemots.

Sounds quite whimsical!

However if you do plan to visit this beautiful beach, then just take into consideration that it has been given some bad rep. Apparently with good reason too! The waves at Reynisfjar have proven to be very powerful and dangerous…meaning you can easy get swept away (not in a good way!lol ) in a moment’s notice! Also in the past apparently people have been inclined to drive right down to the beach when visiting, which then would result in their car getting submerged and ruined by the saltwater. Therefore that’s not recommended!

Aside from that, seems like such a magical place to visit one day! 🙂