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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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  • Gorgeous area! No fee for parking, but usually a fee to use the restroom. However credit machine was out of order, so we went inside where it’s free!  more »
  • We visited this on a dreary, rain-swept day; nonetheless, the brooding beauty of the beach and its spectacular landforms was undiminished. In fact, I'd venture to say that its mystery was very much en...  more »
  • We hired a car and drove to this destination, one of my reasons for the car after weighing costs against excursions. Gosh was it worth it, awesome sight to see. We walked quite a way along the beach a...  more »

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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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