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Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

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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. Put Reynisfjara Beach into our Vik trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The hexagonal basalt columns from slow cooling lava are a phenomenal sight! And the waves were crashing down on the beach with so much force it was incredible! Could have spent hours here! Definitely ...  more »
  • I have never seen anything like this. The contrast between the white foam of the ocean, the beach and snow paint a contrast between black and white is unforgettable. If to all this we add the Black Sea stacks and the Red of the sunset. You could stand for hours contemplating these wonders of nature. And with very few viewers
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  • This beach was definitely worth the walk in bad weather. In spite of the weather, the beach was relatively crowded.  more »