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Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

4.8
#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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  • Breathtaking one of a kind place. This is a must see if you are visiting Iceland. The beach itself is unreal. No matter which direction you look it is incredibly stunning. I was blown away. The one HU...  more »
  • Despite the masses of tourists, this is a beautiful stop. It was crowded with tourists and tourist buses, but it was worth the stop to see the off shore formations and basalt cave. The weather changes...  more »
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