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Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

4.8
#2 of 9 in Beaches in Iceland
Beach · Nature / Park
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Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful black-sand beaches in the world, Reynisfjara Beach frames the amazing landscape notable for the basalt sea stacks called Gardar. Legend has it that these rock formations are two petrified trolls, turned to stone after an unsuccessful attempt to pull a ship out of the sea. The sky over the sea can turn from dark and cloudy to sunny in a matter of minutes. Watch out for strong and unpredictable waves--the beach has seen some fatal accidents. Plan your Reynisfjara Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Vik using our Vik attractions planner.
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  • The free parking is right next to the beach and is therefore convenient. The scenery of the lone rocks (Reynisdanger) is simply amazing. Everything is black in sight. The column rocks are the main... 
    The free parking is right next to the beach and is therefore convenient. The scenery of the lone rocks (Reynisdanger) is simply amazing. Everything is black in sight. The column rocks are the main...  more »
  • Much busier than the black sand beach lots of Instagrammers here. Nice beach if you are in the area. 
    Much busier than the black sand beach lots of Instagrammers here. Nice beach if you are in the area.  more »
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  • Beautiful, but can be really crowded.
  • Worth the very short detour to visit and photograph.

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