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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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  • 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 »
  • Gorgeous and magical beach! This is a must stop on your tour of Iceland! The basalt salt columns are so neat and fun for the kids to climb on. The caves are so cool! It is a beautiful destination! 
    Gorgeous and magical beach! This is a must stop on your tour of Iceland! The basalt salt columns are so neat and fun for the kids to climb on. The caves are so cool! It is a beautiful destination!  more »
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  • Beautiful, but can be really crowded.
  • Worth the very short detour to visit and photograph.

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