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Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

4.7
#2 of 9 in Beaches in Iceland
Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Beautiful view with impressive basalt rocks. It is not safe to swim but it is nice to just walk along the shore. All tiny black rocks over the entire beach which makes the beach very special.  more »
  • We were lucky that our tour guide took us here, more on what to see below. DANGER: The warning signs about "creeper waves" are no joke. . Occasionally and without warning a large wave can come, and....  more »
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  • A beautiful beach, black as the night. We were lucky with the weather and the waves. But do not underestimate the power of the sea and play with the waves... There is a reason why Icelanders call it 'Chinese take-away'!
  • It’s definitely a tourist hotspot and I’ve seen plenty of folks with this atypical photo on their desktop. But it’s still not to be missed, it’s a serene place with a dark twist of the ends of the earth and rough tides.

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