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Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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Reviewed today via mobile

Just as pictured. Not going to be eSy to say 100 characters - would just say, take the 30 minutes drive off main road to take a look.

Thank RescuePaws22
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful beach with tremendous waves and I interesting rock formations. We stopped here late at night as it was summer and the sun never sets. the setting is just unbelievable.

Thank Eva M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit here. The black beach in indescribable with millions of rounded rocks of all sizes and caves carved over millennia from rock that I didn’t think could form as it did. We built a family cairn on one of the walls, which...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 days ago

o my weather wasn't the best. 2 days of fog, rain, and high winds, but it didn't stop me from visiting here twice. Come early or after 5pm to avoid the large number of tourist buses. Marvel at the beautifully polished volcanic stones on the...More

Thank Maeve R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ride to here from Reykjavik is a full day because of the stops to me made along the way but this is certainly worth part of your day tour out of Reykjavik . The beach and the columns are quite impressive, like so much...More

Thank ADKtraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

a short visit is perfect to see these amazing vertical and horizontal basalt formations. the beach is also lovely with all black sand but unfortunately its not advisable to swim here...sneaker waves! Nice to spend a short while here.

Thank Bharat257
Reviewed 3 days ago

Overview: Located about 2.5 hours outside of Reykjavik (180 km/111 miles), Reynisfjara is Iceland’s most well known black sand beach. The beach is framed by basalt column cliffs that formed out of lava cooling/contracting from a volcanic eruption; basalt is one of 20+ types of...More

Thank Cat H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Adding this to our trip from Reykjavik made our trip almost 3 hours but it was worth it! This beach area is incredible! Black sand is really found at any beach in Iceland but this beach has the coolest rock formations! You see columns like...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 4 days ago

As opposed to the Reynisfjara beach around the corner at the basalt cliffs which is black pebbles, this is sandcastle-building sand in pitch black. Good luck getting your sandcastle to stand up in the howling wind though. Birds abound in the high cliffs above you...More

1  Thank BadgerCT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Reynisfjara, the black sand beach near Vik on the south coast of Iceland. It is mentioned in all of the guide books, and may be a bit over hyped, but it really is a must visit if you are in iceland. The Views from the...More

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Response from Traveler T | Reviewed this property |
I was with a pre booked group tour for the whole Island. There may be but you will have to use this site and google.
21 May 2018|
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Response from GorjesFamTrav | Reviewed this property |
We hired a private driver/guide. A local guy through a company. He was great! Very very knowledgeable. Takes a couple days to see all the “must see” sites at least.
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