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Reynisfjara Beach
Reynisfjara Beach

Reynisfjara Beach

Free admission
Vikurbraut, Vik, South Iceland

The Basics

Reynisfjara Beach is a common stop-off on South Iceland day tours from Reykjavik, which typically combine a visit to Reynisfjara with trips to other nearby destinations, such as Skaftafell National Park, Sólheimajökull glacier, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and Skógafoss waterfall.

Multi-day tours from the capital also tend to combine south shore attractions with sights around the Reykjanes Peninsula, Golden Circle, Borgarfjörður valley, and Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

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2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
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2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
$419.00 per adult
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Amazing experience and incredible tour guide
Mika was the best part of my trip to Iceland. He is extremely knowledgeable and also very kind and hilarious. He went above and beyond to ensure we all had a great time. He’s truly a gem of a person and made my solo trip one to remember.
rmzts6bbfb, Mar 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Vik

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Ice
Karin_H, Mar 2022
2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
Ice caves walk the guide was informative and really nice too. The hotel was also very good clean and comfortable
star-5
Amazing tour!
Kostakis_I, Mar 2022
Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik
That was a great tour !! We went everywhere as the Itinerary describes except Skogafoss due to lack of daylight ( we went at mid of March). It gives you enough time to take photos and walk around and we saw amazing landscapes! You should go for sure !! Great!
star-5
Great trip...
Alejandro_V, Mar 2022
Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik
Great trip, the driver was very informative sharing experiences and stories from Iceland, beautiful places.
star-5
I had a great time, the...
Chiara_D, Mar 2022
2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
I had a great time, the tour guide was very nice, motivated and excited to show all the best places he knows. I had such a great time here, I would do it all over again! I highly recommend this to everyone!
star-5
Great guide; Stunning Sites
Susan_B, Mar 2022
2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
David was an amazing tour guide. The trip was full of highlights. I would highly recommend. The ice cave is not to be missed.
star-5
Must due the 2 day tour!
Dana_D, Mar 2022
2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
Very beautiful tour. Lot’s to cover glad we did it in 2 days. Ample time at each location never felt rushed. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Brilliant trip
Madhurita_J, Oct 2019
Private Jeep Tour - Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach
Excellent guide . Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Although the weather was pretty bad , he made sure we got to see all the important things .
star-5
Way more than five stars
Jess_S, Mar 2022
2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
Eythor was an incredible guide, we had the best two days exploring the south. Thank you for such a memorable experience! :)
star-5
Spectacular
Lee_A, Dec 2021
Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik
This was by far the best trip of the holiday, so much packed in a full day 😊 great tour guides, absolutely faultless
star-5
Nice tour!
Yang_Y, Mar 2022
2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
It was a unforgettable experience! Christiana is a lovely and joyful girl. She told us my stories about Iceland and always brought us good mood! Highly recommend!
star-5
Wonderful road trip
Sankamithirai_T, Dec 2021
Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik
The guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. I had a fun time, also we covered all the places before the daylight we as gone.
star-5
A tour not to be missed!
Stuart_W, Feb 2022
2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
Could not recommend this trip enough. The sights on this tour are truely amazing and plentiful considering this being a 2 day tour. Our tour guide Christina was everything you could hope for In a guide being knowledgeable, entertaining and patient! Really couldn't have asked foe anything better and would go as far as saying my favourite tour of our weeks trip, really not to be missed.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • With its striking landscape, this black beach is a must for photography enthusiasts.

  • The nearby Dyrhólaey promontory, accessible via Routes 1 and 218, also offers striking views of the beach.

  • The waves here can be treacherous; keep your distance from the shore.

  • The uneven, stone-littered surface of the beach makes it unsuitable for wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

Reynisfjara Beach is situated on Iceland’s south coast near the town of Vík. The beach is about 112 miles (180 kilometers) from Reykjavik and can be reached via the Ring Road (Route 1) and Route 215. Driving from Reykjavik takes about 2.5 hours. If you don’t have access to a car, it’s best to go as part of a guided tour.

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When to Get There

Reynisfjara Beach is recognized for its dramatic beauty. Summer is perhaps the best time to come here, with long, lingering sunsets and sunrises providing ideal lighting conditions for photographers. This is also the best time to view birds in the nearby cliffs. Don’t expect to sunbathe, even in summer, as winds are strong here year-round.

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Reynisfjara Beach on the Big Screen

Due to its unusual appearance, Reynisfjara Beach has been used as a filming location for Hollywood movies and hit TV series. In Game of Thrones, it served as the beach at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea in season seven. It was also used for scenes in Darren Aronofsky’s 2014 religious epic Noah and in Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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Reynisfjara Beach
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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