Iceland has some of the most interesting geology. From glaciers and volcanoes to black sand beaches, there is something different on every side of the country. During our eight-day trip around the outskirts of the country, we stopped at several beaches to see different wildlife and environments on every coast we visited.
Ytri Tunga was our first beach. We sat on the shores and watched seals play around in the crashing waves, while birds circled around overhead cawing and diving for fish.
Saxa Sea Geysir near Stöðvarfjörður was our next viewpoint of the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunetly you must go at high tide to see the geysir in its full glory. We were not so lucky.
Hvalnes Nature Reserve Beach was one of our favorite places in Iceland. We had the black pebble beach to ourselves for what felt like hours. We chased the monstrous sneaker waves up and down the shoreline as we took pictures of all the bones, shells, and other interesting things they washed up.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and The Diamond Beach were unlike any other beach in Iceland and might be the only of it's kind in the world. Large chunks of the nearby Vatnajökull Glacier have broken off into the lagoon and washed ashore on the black sand beach.
Vik's Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach was our last beach in Iceland. The hexagonal basalt columns, along with its sea caves and nearby cliffs, make this one of the most interesting beaches to explore in Iceland.