Reynisfjara Beach

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

Reynisfjara Beach
4.5
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Stefan G
Brussels, Belgium903 contributions
Fantastic beach late at night
Jul 2021
Visited here between 12am-1am in summer (July). Still very bright outside even though the sun was below the horizon.

Super cool black sand beach, with basalt pillars and a cave, plus unique rock formations just off-shore in the water. Splendid place for photography.

Plenty of parking and what appeared to be a building or two that sells drinks and food, but of course were closed given how late it was when I was there.

Be careful of the water if you decide to go in and even if you just get close to the water - people die in this area due to rogue-waves / sneak-waves appearing out of nowhere. Signs in the parking lot warn you of this.
Written 17 November 2021
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PHLove
London, UK104 contributions
The best place in Southern Iceland
Oct 2021 • Couples
Fantastic place, wonderful rock formation, incredible nature, what a place! In one hour we had burning sun, very strong winds, torrential rains and the most astonishing rainbow. A must-go place to admire and appreciate the complexity of the rock formations
Written 29 October 2021
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China414 contributions
Impressive Geological Features
Oct 2021
The volcanic lava features on the beach are very impressive so this is well worth a short stop. The waves are extremely powerful here so be careful with young children or the elderly.
Written 26 October 2021
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SonNY2002
New York281 contributions
Just beautiful
Aug 2021
Fabulous black beach, lava beach. The rock columns are amazing, so is the cave. Enough parking space. Dangerous beach because of the waves, there are enough warnings.
Written 23 October 2021
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Neha J
New Delhi, India45 contributions
Very nice
Oct 2021 • Couples
We went here early in the morning at around 8:30 and it was beautiful - there’s a crazy wind tunnel at the beach - we almost felt like we will be blown away. We were finding it difficult to walk! But it’s worth going to
Written 20 October 2021
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Kim G
Toronto, Canada1,151 contributions
Stunning Beach
Aug 2021
Such a wonderful place to visit along the Ring Road. The striking black sand, the basalt columns, the birds flying amongst the cliffs and the powerful waves all make for a wonderfully sensorial experience. Easily accessible from the parking lot - just ensure you don't go close to the waves. Signs about that warn of creeper waves. They aren't kidding.
Written 20 October 2021
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Ant-Traveler
Luxembourg56 contributions
Magic place
Aug 2021
We were lucky, with excellent sunny weather while visiting Rynisfjara beach. Magic place! We spent there 2 hours feeling like seals on hot rocks :-)
Written 19 October 2021
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HeardItBothWays
Hazlet, NJ2,159 contributions
Beautiful Beach to Appreciate the Black Sand, Rock Formations, and Birds
Sep 2021
My husband and I visited Reynisfjara Beach while exploring the southern coast and it was a beautiful stop!

The black sand is mesmerizing and we enjoyed watching the waves of all different sizes washing up on the shore. The columnar basalt formations are amazing to see in person, and we enjoyed the offshore formations as well.

We arrived in the late afternoon and there were a ton of other people in the area. It may be best to go early if you want a more quiet visit.

We didn't see any signs prohibiting drones so my husband used his drone and we saw several others operating drones in the area but have since learned drones are not permitted.

Parking was convenient but a bit packed. It was packed on the first day that we tried to visit, so we returned the next day and managed to get a space.

This is definitely worth a stop if you're in the area!
Written 17 October 2021
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Rachel P
Virginia26 contributions
Must See
Oct 2021
We visited while it was cold, rainy and grey and it was still one of my favorite stops on our trip! The cave, the basalt columns, and the view of Dyrhólaey make for some amazing photos. Be careful near the water, but don't miss this stop!
Written 14 October 2021
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TravelinSuz
Chandler, AZ936 contributions
Pleasant surprise
Aug 2021
What a cool place. There’s an alcove, soon to be cave. There’s basalt columns or haystacks near shore, basalt columns and black sand beach. There’s a little cafe nearby to watch life go by.
Written 11 October 2021
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