Worth a detour
On the epic Ring Road drive (A1) in East Iceland, there’s a black sand beach called Stokksnes, just a few kilometres from Höfn. A gravel road gets you to a tiny cafeteria - where you can pay a small fee to drive further in till the edge of the water. Volcanic black sand dunes, Tall green grasses. Waves breaking on the rocks. Wind. Reflections in the water. Incredible beauty. Pure zen.