January 1, 2014

Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland

Photograph by Ivan Peña, National Geographic Your Shot

Rugged cliffs overlook the tiny village of Vík í Mýrdal, the southernmost outpost in Iceland. The town's black sand beach—the color comes from the basalt that also makes up the sea stacks off the shore—has been called one of the most beautiful in the world.

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