Iceland

The magical Icelandic lighthouse at Dyrhólaey

This Icelandic lighthouse is located near the spot where I took pictures of beautiful beach with black lava sand with huge stone. We were staying in Vik. As it turned out, it was a good starting point because close the Vík you will find lava columns Reynisdrangar, this amazing lighthouse and endless beaches along the coast. If you would like, right at the lighthouse you can even book accommodation. The Lighthouse hotel accommodates five guests with two double bedrooms and one single.

The light station at Dyrhólaey was Established in 1910. The first lighthouse was a steel skeletal tower, prefabricated in Sweden, and the present lighthouse was built in 1927. I’ve done a couple of photos of the lighthouse, I hope you will like them.

Dyrholaey Lighthouse, Iceland - B&W Seascapes/Landscapes Fine Art Series

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Giant rock on the black sand beach in Iceland

Dyrholaey is a nature reserve in the south of Iceland. In the local reefs there are a number of birds nests. You can see them as they are floating over the sea and catch fish.  The coastline is covered in beautiful beaches with black lava sand. A short walk away on a grassy headland is this magnificent lighthouse.

The giant rock on the beach – impressive composition

Dyrholaey beach, Iceland - B&W Seascapes/Landscapes Fine Art Series

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The abandoned airplane wreckage in Iceland

When I saw the abandoned wreckage of this aircraft, it  caught my attention so much that I immediately looked for the location of this place. A lot of the most famous places in Iceland are located right next to a famous ring road. But this place is a little out of the way.

Planning your trip in advance is very important. It is easy to find this place, the wreckage is located about 10 km from the town of Vik. Also, you will not even need a 4×4 car. Check this useful guide from Matthew Karsten.

Airplane Wreckage, Iceland - B&W Seascapes/Landscapes Fine Art Series

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Skógarfoss; one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland

After we arrived in Iceland and rented a car at Keflavik airport (read more about car rentals in Iceland), the first night we stayed at one hotel that is directly located  in Keflavik. It was midnight so that was the best option for us.

In the morning we went directly to Skógarfoss, this waterfall was our first stop towards Vík. There is one more waterfall on the way, called Seljalandsfoss but we decided to see it in the afternoon. Why? I will write about this in an upcoming article.

Skogarfoss II, Iceland - B&W Seascapes/Landscapes Fine Art Series

First impression

We parked in a parking lot and immediately we heard the amazing and powerful sounds of the waterfall. I’ve seen it already many times on the Internet, it is one of the most visited places in Iceland. However to see the power of falling water from 60 meters with my own eyes is something breathtaking and surreal. The view is very moving.

The measurements of the Skógarfoss Waterfall

Skogarfoss, Iceland - B&W Seascapes/Landscapes Fine Art Series 

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10 things you should know about car rentals in Iceland

Car rental in Iceland

If you are going to travel around Iceland, you are definitely considering a car rental to be completely free during your explorations of all the interesting places that Iceland has to offer. I arrived at Keflavik International Airport around midnight. Personaly it was the best idea to rent a car directly from the airport and return it on the way back.

After a brief search of offers, I decided to use the services offered by GO ICELAND, their office is located approximately 500 meters from the airport. You can pay extra charge for the airport pick up service if you like. However, it was not necessary in this case because you will recieve an e-mail before your arrival with a map of the location for the Keflavik walk in office.

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