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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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  • go first thing in the morning (7.30-8.00) before the tourist buses. We first went 3pm the day before and we could not even get a car park much less get close to the beach  more »
  • A lot of people complain that this spot has gotten too touristy, but I think it is worth the stop. The basalt columns, black sand, Hidden caves and amazing landscape make putting up with the crowds wo...  more »
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