Reineisfyar - Black Beach in Iceland

Most of us are accustomed that sand on the beaches has a color varying from yellow to white. But on the southern coast of Iceland there is a Rainisfyar Beach with completely black sand.

With its unusual color, the sand is obliged to stand nearby volcano. The lava flowing during the eruptions fell into the ocean and froze at the bottom, acquiring black color. For hundreds and thousands of years, oceanic waves blurred and crushed these sedimentary formations, turning them into the smallest particles and pulling out to the shore.

Black Reinisfyar Beach, stretching along the coast at a distance of 5 kilometers, is one of the main attractions of Iceland. But tourists come here not to swim or sunbathe: the cold and rainy climate of the island more contributes to hiking and photography of the unprecedented beauties of the local nature.