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East Iceland

Attractions

Fauskasandur Black Sand Beach for Long Calming Walks

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Fauskasandur black sand beach is one of the hidden gems in East Iceland. This is the perfect place to stop for when you are on a self-driving tour of the eastern part of Iceland. It is best known for a huge rock that stands amidst the ocean near the beach. This monolith is quite captivating with a green top and black colored demeanor that it holds. The contrast that the rock and the dark black sand creates with the white foamy waves of the ocean is simply mind-blowing.

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Hengifoss waterfall in East Iceland
Attractions

Hengifoss Waterfall

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Hengifoss waterfall is one of the most popular attractions of East Iceland. Hengifoss waterfall is known as the 3rd highest waterfall in Iceland. It measures a whopping total of 128 meters in height and is mainly popular with the beautiful backdrop of the ribbon-like cascading waterfall. Made with striking red clay and beautiful black basalt rock, the alternating colored pattern of the rocks creates a beautiful contrast for the white as snow falling water in the forefront.

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