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Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

4.8
#2 of 9 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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  • Beautiful Beach for 30 min visit. But remember to go to nearby Dyrholey which has longer walks and beautiful views.  more »
  • Visited with the kids. Must see place, and a great spot to take some family photos, but you must truly watch out to not go too near the ocean as the waves can me treacherous.  more »

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