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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 worthwhile stop. What I liked most here at Reynisfjara, was the Hálsanefshellir sea cave and Gardar cliff. The Reynisdrangar sea stacks were also cool to see. Amazing rock formations! Many photo...  more »
  • Walked along the beautiful black lava sands, this was February and the winds were blowing strongly and the sea waves were pounding the beach and outcrops. This was nature giving a taste of its...  more »
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