See the Waves of the North Atlantic Pound the Icelandic Coast

The typical travel brochure or website will show Iceland in sunlight and lovely weather. I am however a lot more interested when things get windy, cold and extreme. So when  I was travelling from the wonderful getaway hotel of “Hotel Rangá” in the South of Iceland with my wife today we couldn´t resist driving down to Landeyjahofn harbour when we saw plumes of sand rising above of the coast in the heavy wind with the Vestmann islands in the background.

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I got a mouthful of sand and was nearly toppled over by the heavy wind. But I got some pictures and a short video nevertheless. In any case We weren´t disappointed by the torrent of waves of the North Atlantic pounding the coast.

The waves of the North Atlantic Pound the Icelandic Coast at Landeyjarhöfn harbour
The waves of the North Atlantic Pound the Icelandic Coast at Landeyjarhöfn harbour
Heavy waves and stormy skies at Landeyjarhöfn harbour
Heavy waves and stormy skies at Landeyjarhöfn harbour

 

The Westman islands loom in the background as storm pounds the coast.
The Westman islands loom in the background as storm pounds the coast.

How to get there

From Reykjavik drive on highway one and turn on road nr. 254 and drive on to the harbour. Be careful about going too close to the sea and don´t leave your car for a long time if the wind is blowing hard. The sand will ruin it.

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See the Waves of the North Atlantic Pound the Icelandic Coast

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