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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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Where to stay in Vik

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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  • This beach is so impressive for the bassalt columns, the caves and the offshore sea stacks. Be mindful of the waves, as it's tempting to stand close to the water while looking back at the landforms. T...  more »
  • We stopped here on a tour from Selfoss to Vík and didn't regret it. The black beach is very different to what you usually know as beach and the basalt columns are truly stunning. The whole coastline i...  more »
  • Another beautiful site to visit in the Vik area ... a must do if you are near here. It's busy like so many places we visited.  more »