Reynisdrangar Cliffs

Under the Reynisfjall Mountains, at the end of a dramatic stretch of black sand beach are these towering, spiky basalt sea stacks jutting out from the ocean 66 meters (217 ft) into the air.

Reynisdrangar are a visual trademark for the town of Vik in Myrdal, and are teeming with nesting Arctic terns. Folkloric legend says there were two trolls pulling a three-masted ship to the shore unsuccessfully, but were caught by the sunlight at dawn and turned into stone, as happens to trolls when they stay out after dark.