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Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

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#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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  • We loved visiting this beach, one of the main highlights of our trip. It is a must see if you love game of thrones. The weather can be quite windy, so make sure to wrap up warm. There is a big carpark...  more »
  • Very beautiful sand but it was extremely windy during winter and we stayes only 10mins because it started to hail so bad! But a must-visit!  more »
  • This is a pretty beach with great space and backdrops for photos, but it gets incredibly cold from the wind! Bring your coat and a hat.  more »

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Where to stay in Vik

For such a compact town, Vik and its surroundings boast a surprisingly wide range of accommodations. Many hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, and private cottages sit among picturesque settings. To get in touch with nature, sleep under the stars at one of the area's large campgrounds. With on-site showers and a distance just a short walk to the town's amenities, campgrounds make an attractive and budget-friendly option here.
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