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Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Reynisfjara beach is a beautiful black sand beach under Reynisfjall mountain with amazing basalt columns. We visited on our South Coast Tour with Iceland Guided Tours. And of all the great things we saw on our tours in Iceland, I think this was my favorite....More

16  Thank jmpncsu
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I visit Iceland every winter, this spot even as recently as 4 years ago was relatively unvisited. It is now the ultimate tourist trap. Huge numbers of coaches, cars and ultimately tourists have ruined the natural landscape and experience of this stunning beach. Occasionally, Police...More

8  Thank SweetBucks
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove down from Keflavík which took around 3 hours stopping at a few waterfalls and volcanoes on the route... the black sands beach was beautiful, something very rare and worth a visit! The care beside the beach is also good value for food! Worth...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was absolutely tipping it down, freezing cold and the wind was very strong BUT this beach was just special and beautiful. It makes you feel incredibly mindful about where you are and the incredible landscape that surrounds you.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

People everywhere climbing over everything so pictures are impossible unless you're there at sunrise. Cool to see but not worth spending more than a few minutes there.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have seen black sand beaches before but not like this! Rugged, rough and spectacular! Definitely worth a stop on your travels. Can easily spend an hour walking the beach, taking pictures and enjoying the scenery.

Thank joanneabbott65
Reviewed 6 days ago

This beach has some of the most amazingly bizarre natural scenery I have ever seen. The basalt columns are strangely beautiful and made for a perfect photo opportunity. The sand itself was so unique and I couldn’t help but scoop some up and take it...More

Thank killerqueenie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible unique scenery in this beautiful part of Iceland. Took a few hours to drive down from where we stayed near the airport. Driving is never a chore and you see so much of this great country by doing so. I would highly recommend anyone...More

Thank HarrisonMcCandless7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place I have been in rain and dry.., we went first it was raining so decided on way back to stop for sunset.., the black basalt columns are much blacker and glimmer in the rain/wet conditions.., were dull grey in sunshine... so if you...More

Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful black sand beach located about 3-3.5 hours from Reykjavík. It is midnight black sand with tiny pebbles and is an incredible sight to see. If you have time, book this tour as you will see both black sand beaches in Vik and draeholey as...More

Thank Wintersnowflake1986
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of those places to go see for the different rock formations all in the same place. Scenic views are great, but would recommend not going during high winds. We went twice - first in winds 35-50mph (stupid tourists) and then in winds under 20mph....More

Thank bergadious
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So cool to see the black sand and rock columns formed by the eruptions of volcano Katla! Amazing cave formations and big waves! Don't go swimming. Water is freezing

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1 November 2018|
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Response from Leo P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Plan to dress warmly and use windproof/waterproof clothing. It will be very windy with the wind coming off the water. There is a great little eatery there to warm up in.
4 October 2018|
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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but beach is quite open, so if windy may not be that pleasant. There is a good cafe there to retreat into though. when you say other spots, presumably these are the well known waterfalls not that far away. These you can... More
25 July 2018|
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Response from Luvdssrt | Reviewed this property |
The drive from the main road isn’t long at all, great for family however stay far away from the water!