Reynisfjara Beach

Reynisfjara Beach, Vik: Address, Reynisfjara Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Reynisfjara Beach
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Joao V
London, UK392 contributions
Black sand beach
Sep 2021 • Couples
Never saw a beach like that, black sand and pebbles. Beautiful and with an outstanding view.
Free parking
Easy to reach
Parking in the beach, walk only 3min
Written September 19, 2021
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TravelPagol
Tempe, AZ33 contributions
Black Sand Beach - and nearby Basalt cave
Sep 2021
Weather wise - It was not best of the day. However the beach was so different from what we are used. Beautiful with contrasting white waves
Written September 17, 2021
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J R M
Vaughan, Canada336 contributions
Must See For Any Trip To Iceland
Aug 2021
Impossible to describe. One of the fascinating outdoor attractions in Iceland. Definite tour stop for a tour of the Ring Road, but also worth driving to as an excursion from Reykjavik. Unfortunately, it has become a stomping ground to tourists and tour buses, so congestion and parking are now issues.

Many ignorant tourists think it's fun to photo themselves at the ocean's edge despite all the warnings of "creeper waves" claiming other ignorant tourist's lives in the past. The caves, basalt columns, sea spikes, black sand, puffins, all combine to make this a uniquely Icelandic natural attraction near the southern town of Vik.
Written September 6, 2021
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3waytieforlast
Portland, OR250 contributions
arresting views in all directions, but quite crowded....
Aug 2021
short detour from Ring Road, crowded given proximity to Vik; turbulent surf, varied rock formations....
Written August 30, 2021
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Ajay G
Atlanta, GA80 contributions
Beautiful views
Jul 2021
Excellent black beach. Got to be a bit wary of the sneaker waves that could come up to you without much warning.
Written August 23, 2021
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Rudi Rudi
Washington DC, DC2,081 contributions
Awe and Wonder
Aug 2021
How often can you see something you had never imagined?
These black towering basalt formations will inspire the feeling of awe and wonder.

Driving from the main road follow the sign along a curvy side road, past a picture perfect church, which will lead you to a crowded parking lot. There is a cafe and bathrooms. The restaurant requests you pay for the restrooms if you are not a patron.
It is a short walk to the black sand beach. Crawl onto the columns. Attempt self-ies. No need to hurry in August.

Reynisfjara is not Reynisdrangur or Reynisfjall or the geothermal river named Reykjadalur. Be careful when programing GPS in your rental. Or double check your entry on your cell phone. An auto-fill feature can be disastrous.

It is a 2.5 hour drive from Reykjavik. However, it actually took me 4 hours to arrive because I stopped at Dryholaey and several waterfalls on my way. After visiting these grand natural temples, I was disappointed visiting the beach at Vik. Dryholaey, Vik and Reynisfjara are all different, yet, very close together. They seem to share the same shore on the south of Iceland.

The hardest part of this adventure is trying to take a picture to truly capture its magnificence.
Written August 22, 2021
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura8,685 contributions
The basalt columns at the end of the beach are dramatic
Jun 2021
It was a rather showery and very cloudy day when we drove up from Vik. Usefully, there is a quite large café/restaurant on the edge of the car park and close to the beach. We did have a good coffee there. The beach itself is quite spectacular with its steeply shelving black sand. Visitors are warned about the surprise rogue (sneaker) waves which have been known to carry off unsuspecting tourists to a watery grave. Beware of this and don’t turn your back. We saw a couple of tourists do this and a wave covered their ankles. The incredible and very tall basalt columns at the end of the beach are the main attraction and they are worth a pose and photo or two, perhaps with the towering Reynisdarngur sea stacks framed in the background. Again, this attraction should not detain you too long. Allow a maximum of 15 to 30 minutes on the beach and more if you are visiting the café/restaurant. Seemingly, this place can be very busy in normal years and the advice is to come early or late.
Written August 17, 2021
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Piotr L
Juszkowo, Poland31 contributions
Majestic place
Jul 2021
Truly majestic and magical place. No video nor photo will show its beauty as much as the real experience. You just have to see and feel it on your own.
Written August 14, 2021
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739Zeev
Ramat Gan, Israel27 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2021
Beautiful beach to spend peaceful 1-2 hours. The black sand and rock formations are interesting to see, but it also should be noted that the area has some more beautiful places to visit
Written August 14, 2021
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Cubicinches
Los Angeles, CA131 contributions
Interesting But Not a Must-See
Jul 2021
This sight doesn't compare to many of the others in Iceland, IMO. But if you're in the area, it's worth stopping by.
Written August 5, 2021
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