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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 beach, rock formations, waves...all of it was beautiful. The rogue waves they warn you about EVERYWHERE are no joke. It was surprising to me how many people were still going fairly close to the...  more »
  • Reynisfjara Beach is a 'dramatic' black sand beach in Vik that houses basalt columns that make up the rock formations adjacent to the beach. There are basalt columns that make up rocky sea stacks off....  more »

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