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Vík and its dramatic coastline, Iceland 10 Oct 2017

Posted on 10 Oct 2017
The coastal town of Vik in Iceland.
The coastal town of Vik in Iceland.
The coastal town of Vik in Iceland.

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The coastal town of Vík – or to give its full name, Vík í Mýrdal (Bay of the Marshy Valley) – is a pretty little town, with a beach of black volcanic sand, jagged cliffs and lots of birdlife. Three steeples of stone, known as Reynisdrangar (Troll Rocks), rise out of the sea. Legend has it that they are the figures of trolls that turned to stone when they failed to get under cover before the sun hit them. Far more monstrous are the aggressive Arctic terns – Vík contains one of Iceland’s largest breeding colonies!


This article was originally published on 16th February, 2016

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