Friday, July 13, 2012

Vik i Myrdal, Iceland

Vik i Myrdal

The village Vik in south Iceland is renowned for its beautiful black sandy beach and the lava formations Reynisdrangar rising from the sea.  An old folktale explains the pillars as being trolls that were caught out at sea at dawn.  The area around Reynisfjall is abundant in bird species during the summer.

postmarked in 2012 with an Island 'Eyjafjallajökull Eruption' stamp for 50 g

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The village of Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island, around 180 km (110 mi) by road SSE of Reykjavík.

Despite its small size (291 inhabitants as of January 2011) it is the largest settlement for some 70 km (43 mi) around and is an important staging post, thus it is indicated on road signs from a long distance away.

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