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Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

4.8
#2 of 10 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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4.8
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  • Definitely one of the most spectacular places in Iceland, with soaring basalt rocks, caves, black pebble beach, seastacks ... but also treacherous and dangerous "sneaker waves" that have been the... 
    Definitely one of the most spectacular places in Iceland, with soaring basalt rocks, caves, black pebble beach, seastacks ... but also treacherous and dangerous "sneaker waves" that have been the...  more »
  • This beach is absolutely beautiful! Plenty of photo opportunities! It can get crowded though I would love to come back closer to sunset next time! 
    This beach is absolutely beautiful! Plenty of photo opportunities! It can get crowded though I would love to come back closer to sunset next time!  more »
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  • Worth the very short detour to visit and photograph.
  • Beautiful, but can be really crowded.

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