Another bitterly cold and windy day in the Arctic north. We get sandblasted at the famous black sand beach Reynisfjara, and explore back roads and lesser-visited waterfalls where the tourist aren’t flocking.
The North Atlantic waves mercilessly pound the cliffs at Dyhrolaey into submission.
Out of the Wind
The only way to get out of the sandblasting wind at Reynisfjara (the famous Black Sand Beach) is to stay behind the mountain. The minute you step back into the open the wind and blowing sand tries to bowl you over.
Day at the Beach
Reynisfjara isn’t your typical "day at the beach" destination, especially in March.
Sea stacks have stood up to the oceans’ punishment for millenia.
A few colorful pebbles scattered among the black lava rock at Reynisfjara
This shot shows how large the basalt coluns are compared to Colette.
Colette holds her hood tight to her head to keep the flying sand and stones out.
A brave couple having wedding photos taken at Reynisfjara beach.
We put our Subara Forester through it’s paces over all kinds of terrain. Here we explore a back road near Eldhraun – the lava golf balls.
The beautiful Fjadragljufur canyon.
River Part Deux
The river running through Fjadragljufur.
Nuts and Rocks
Shelby steps on the basalt columns at Kirkjugolf.
The Frozen Falls
The frozen falls at Systrafoss.
On Thin Ice
Shelby poses in front of Systrafoss.
Miles from anything as we try to get close to Skaftafell.