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Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach


Reynisfjara is the most famous black beach in Iceland. It is located nearby Vík town in South Iceland. 

Reynisfjara is surrounded by the mountain Reynisfjall on one side and the Reynisdrangar cliffs are standing out from the ocean in front of the coastline. 

On the other side, the black beach stretches out to the Dyrhólaey, with it´s a big stone arch. 

Reynisfjara has beautiful rock, basalt columns formation on the lowest part of Reynisfjall, that forms into a cave down by the beach.

There is a nice restaurant called the Black Beach down by Reynisfjara where they serve good local food. 

During summer is a rich bird live down at the beach, seabirds are gliding over the beach all day long. People have to be very careful at Reynisfjara, the waves are unpredictable and can easily pull people out if you go to close. 


Directions from Eyvindarholt Hill House and Cabins:

Reynisfjara is located about 66 kilometres from Eyvindarholt Hill House and Cabins. It is an easy drive along the main road towards the east. Near Vík you turn right on to road Reynishverfisvegur, road number 215. 

The parking is by the restaurant and from there is about 5-minute walk to the black beach. Read the information signs on your way and stay safe.


Reynisfjara Location: GPS: 63° 24.266' -19° 02.709'

Difficulty level: Easy

Walking distance (one way): 300 m

Estimated walking time (one way): 5 to 10 minutes


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