The Black Beach

The Black Beach

I hadn´t been to Vík or Reyndrangar to be more precise for a long time, it´s one of the most popular places to visit in Iceland, Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland which is framed by a black sand beach that was ranked in 1991 as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world.  The surf there is powerful and every now and then there comes an enormous wave that crashes into the beach and grabs everything that is in its way and pulls it out to sea. Me and Saga Sig wandered off into a black basalt cave close to the waterfront. We notice that the waves were coming pretty close but the cave kept luring us in. In comes a monstrous point break type wave and we know we are trapped. After a nanosecond of staring death in the eye, we sprint out of the cave before the wave crashed the rock and filled it. Frantic, we come around the corner and run into a tranquil Benjamin McMahon, quietly capturing portraits of puffins. It´s an experience that puts you in your place… for a while at least."

Grabbing some coffee before heading out (Top Anita Hirlekar, dress Rick Owens)

Ben and a friend at work

Office hours never stop

A local farmer lent me his 4 wheeler (dress KTZ)

Filling my bottles with samples

The rock formations inside the caves are insane

Photos Benjamin McMahon


For the second part of the day we headed to Sólheimajökull (Interstellar) which was packed with tourists but we knew a secret passage and were able to hang out on the glacier alone, the sound was pretty scary though, some of the crew members ran off and I heard cracking noises, nature is just more powerful than anything, I think we all got that overwhelming feeling of being very very small 

The secret passage (jacket KTZ)

Last stop of the day-happy happy crew

Photos Benjamin Mcmahon

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We were all super happy to be invited to stay at the luxury hotel Hótel Rangá for the last night of the journey, had an amazing dinner and a fun night in this very Twin Peaks-esque hotel

My log does not judge (dress Rey, shoes Lanvin)

After dinner me and Saga wandered around the sights and shot some White Witch photos, of-course in true supernatural style it started snowing out of nowhere as soon as we went outside...