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Route 215, Vik, Iceland
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Was just incredible! Never seen anywhere like it. The waves were silent. Couldn’t understand where the sound of the waves crashing goes! The only thing to watch is the double waves and then the water coming onto the beach when you just don’t expect it!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank daniel-poole
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We visited Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach with a tour last month and i wanted to tell everyone to please take the signs seriously! The day we went the waves were absolutely huge and coming in fast. Our tour guide warned us about sneaker waves, he...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

December found this beach very cold and windy. We still enjoyed our visit to see the black sand and different rock formations. Beware of the very dangerous surf (at least when we were there)!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jseash
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cold, blustery day when we went. It was gray, low clouds. But beautiful. The rock formation, the sand was just beautiful. But, please, be smart. It was very windy making for beautiful, wild waves and people were acting like it was athe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlennaBeck
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch the waves! They are dangerous. Definitely worth a visit to this strange beach. Great at sunrise!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samanthaanne89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words cannot express how amazing I feel this place is. There are not many places in the world as beautiful as this from the different grains of black sand to the basalt columns to the endless black sand shoreline, This place is about 2.5hrs from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sneakyright
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the beach during the sunrise and it was truly stunning. But be careful of the strong waves!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sambambearman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while on a tour of Iceland. It is definitely something to see if you are in the area. As the photo of the warning sign shows, you should be aware of the waves at all times, as apparently people have drowned here...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is lovely place but very crowded go early so that you enjoy the view on your own take nice pictures

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertvalerie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we got here, we were surprised by the number of people. This place is magical. I loved the cave that you could walk into as well as the straight columns of rock formations next to it. The beach had black glistening sand. The ocean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 18, 2018|
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Response from tandmindiana | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I didn’t see any hotels nearby, and when we were planning our trip, every hotel in Vik was booked! We headed back west that evening and stayed in a charming bed and breakfast in Stokkseyri called Heba Guesthouse. I... More
November 18, 2018|
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Response from alainc-1998-2018 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing on the beach. This is NOT a Caribbean relaxing beach. It is all about the fury of the sea and the natural beauty of the rock formations.
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August 29, 2018|
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Bratislava, Slovakia
Advice on a 5 days itinerary (1 Replies)
We are going to Iceland at the end of May for 5 days. We will rent a car and plan to drive around the south and south east. I would really appreciate any advice on the following itinerary: Day 1: Arrive at Reykjavik at 10AM, pick up rental car and drive the Golden circle including Kerid krater lake. Staying in Vik that night. Day 2: Drive around the Vik area - Dyrholaey cliffs, Reynisfjara beach and drive do Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Go on a hike along the rim of the canyon. Staying at...More
April 09, 2015|
Response fromyes-Rvk|
Day 2, you should stay overnight in Kirkjubæjarklaustur, or very near that. Day 5 - noooo... your plane does not leave from Reykjavik, hehe. It leaves from the International Airport of Keflavik (unless you're taking a domestic flight, or flying to the Faroe Islands or Greenland). It's time for some activity. Your schedule has only sightseeing and driving. Apart from exploring Reykjavik downtown a little bit, you could take a whale watching tour, or sea angling, horse riding, quad...More
Manhattan, KS
Day Trip from Reykjavik (11 Replies)
Hi folks, Thought I'd report back after our recent day trip from Reykjavik to the South Coast. (apologies for the lack of correct accents throughout.) After spending a few days in the city, we completed the Golden Circle Tour, then did the fabulous day hike out of Hveragerdi to the hot river, and yesterday drove the south coast. I wanted to pop on, give some details, and generally reinforce the rave reviews about this perfect day trip from Reykjavik. My friends and I are well travelled...More
June 09, 2014|
Response fromell-m-kell|
Sounds like a fabulous day!!! Love reading trip reports. Thanks for that!! Def food for thought for us, but our daylight will be limited.
Montreal, Canada
Reynisfjara Beach to Vik (Driving option) (3 Replies)
Hi I'm not sure if this link will work... Driving back from Reynisfjara Beach to Vik, google makes me drive all the way back to Route 1. On the 215 North there's a church on the right (Reyniskirkja) with a small road right after with no name/number. Is it possible to cut thru to get to Vik? Thanks ...More
February 22, 2015|
Response fromNorthern_Traveler00|
Perhaps with a SuperJeep you could make it...