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Day 2 - Reykjavik - Vik

Here are Dyrhólaey cliffs, fired by an icelandic sunset ! This is the place where I took the puffins of my previous post. You can see a few of them on the picture indeed ! Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula a few kilometres west of Vik on the south coast of Iceland. The highest cliffs are 120 metres height. The peninsula is a former volcanic island which is now linked to the land by an isthmus that the F218 track passes by. From the top of the peninsula you have a great panorama. To the west you can see black sand beaches extending to Selfoss (they start bottom of the cliffs as you can see on the picture). To the east, other black sans beaches towards Vik and the famous Reynisdrangar rocks. To the north, lowlands bottom of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and many small volcanic or glacier promontories. Because of wind and fresh evening temperatures you had to wear gloves and cap, but that gorgeous golden sunset light really worthed it ! We had a lot of fun to take pictures that evening ! I found the flare helped creating a nice atmosphere on this one.

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Additional Photos by Olivier THIERRY (chawax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1355 W: 21 N: 3242] (20764)
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