Landscapes - Malcolm Thornton Photography
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Skarðsvík - Golden Sand Beach

In stark contrast to the majority of black sand beaches in Iceland, Skarðsvík, secluded in the northwestern tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, resembles a Mediterranean shoreline with its beautiful turquoise waters and golden brown sand. Skarðsvík can be quite aggressive and even dangerous when high tide and strong winds play together and anger the Ocean; however, I was very fortunate as I was able to capture the beach on a beautiful calm day at low tide.

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