Around Vik

We spent our last night and the next morning shooting sunset and then sunrise over the Reynisdrangar sea stacks from different vantage points. The sunrise shots involved a scramble through a small cave and then over some boulders to a secluded beach. Our guide warned us that the area is known to have not just strong waves but also rock slides from the cliff behind us, so we were on guard on both sides.

According to Guide to Iceland‘s entry on Reynisdrangar, an Icelandic legend holds that the pillars were formed when a pair of trolls were dragging a stranded three-masted ship to shore when sunlight hit them and turned them into stone.

We also saw the “Yoda” cave and a few other sites in the Vik area.