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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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  • A huge sign anounce the death of a turist pulled by waves. Well, no more than 3 minutes after we arrived, a wave almost took a boy of 8 years the same way. The parents were too distracted by the...  more »
  • Stunning beach, different to any other beach I have seen around the world. Iceland being volcanic I guess it’s no surprise .  more »
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