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Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

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#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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  • We visited in November, in the midst of a downpour. Even so, there were quite a few tourists here, so I'd recommend visiting in the off season (winter) if you want to avoid crowds. The beach is stunni...  more »
  • The late March day we visited the beach was windy, overcast and cold. Even then the place was quite busy and crowded. The sea was quite rough so we maintained a respectful distance to the crashing wav...  more »
  • I would either visit early morning or late evening as during the day this beach gets run over with coaches. Parking is nearly impossible near the restaurant. The restaurant is not worth it. However, t...  more »

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