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Route 215, Vik, Iceland
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Must do when you are in Vik! Amazing black beach made of lava! Weather was great and the views of the beach with rainbow over the hills made it spectacular!

Thank MysticRiver
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Reynisfjara beach - black Beach is the southern most tip of Iceland and is beautiful. With caves, columns, black sand and sea stacks, absolutely beautiful, highly recommend.

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Look for the rock frozen giants in the ocean and enjoy climbing the basalt columns. The sand is silky soft pure black.

Thank SunnytheTraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

This beach near Vik and an absolute must-see destination! First of all, the basalt columns are amazing. They will make you feel like you're on another planet, they really blew me away. I was beyond fascinated by the sand itself, it's so black, the texture...More

Thank killerqueenie
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is definitely worth visiting. Pick the right time of day though it can get very busy which makes photography difficult. Check out the puffins flying from the cliffs out to sea and back.

Thank JonRead64
Reviewed 4 days ago

Reynisfjara is the most famous black sand beach in Iceland with its wild and dramatic beauty of roaring waves from the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the ideal place to meet the Icelandic trolls (rock formations in the ocean with a mythological-like story). Note: the...More

Thank willamazing
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beach in Vik is definitely worth the stop! The black sand on the beach is beautiful, and the horizon is amazing at sunset. Be careful of the "deadly sneaker waves"! The signs warn of these dangerous waves, and they are no joke!

Thank elizzyt
Reviewed 5 days ago

When you see the sign saying it's dangerous, please, please believe it! You can have 20 waves coming in and they all finish about the same place then you get a HUGE wave - and people are caught out (especially the ones more interested in...More

Thank 315954Katey1982
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must see spot when going to Iceland. It is not too far from Reykjavík, located in Vik. The place does get busy but not as much in off season. There is also a cafe and washrooms, though you have to pay for the washrooms...More

Thank scottdelacruz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the main reasons I wanted to come to Iceland and it didn’t disappoint. Amazing views. Just a fascinating place with the basalt formations. Well worth the trip. Waves are winds are strong, but a great walk along the beach. Stay safe!

Thank brettoly
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Laura M
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Response from Maeve R | Reviewed this property |
Anytime before 10am and after 6pm are great. Mostly day tours come from Reykjavik so they get there during peak hours
1 March 2018|
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Response from TampaTina | Reviewed this property |
It’s about 3-31/2 hours from Reykjavík depending on the weather. You can drive right up to the beach which is near Vik.