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Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

4.8
#2 of 9 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 highlight was seeing the basalt columns and other unusual rock formations on the beach and just offshore. It is definitely worth walking along this black sand beach which also has a cave but I...  more »
  • This was indeed our first stop in Iceland and it was no doubt the best beach to enjoy the Icelandic beauty with basalt columns.  more »

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