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Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

4.8
#2 of 10 in Beaches in Iceland
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 rock formations are amazing. The sea is beautiful and the landscape, its volcanos reaching for the sea, make you realize that you have have found a truly remarkable place.  more »
  • No pictures justify the beauty of this place. Go early to avoid the swarming tourists and the best light. Wear comfortable shoes to be able to climb on to the rocks.  more »
  • This is a truely beautiful bit of scenery, what Iceland is all about. Unique is just one adjective to decribe this piece of geography.  more »
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