Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

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The magnificent black sand beach of Reynisfjara  is located in the south of Iceland, near the tiny village of Vik and Cape Dirhoulae.
The beach is covered with black sand, the color of which is associated with the nearby volcano. Due to its unusual appearance, which hardly resembles earthly landscapes, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach often attracts directors who make science fiction films.
Reynisfjara Beach has become one of the most popular destinations in recent years and especially to the friends of photography for the unique photo opportunities it offers

Access : Coordinates: 63.404271, -19.049165. / Reynisfjara Beach is located on the southern coast of the island, about 180 kilometers southeast of Reykjavik and 11 kilometers by road from the coastal village of Vik.

Highlights :

  •  “Troll’s Fingers” : Near the coast, in the ocean, you can see the imposing basalt rock pillars of Reynisdrangar, known as “Troll’s Fingers” due to their unusual shape.
  •  Cape Dyrholaey, located to the west, is clearly visible from the black beach of Reynisfjara , Also on the cape you can see the eponymous white lighthouse with a beautiful arch on the shore.
  •  On the east side, the beach is bordered by Mount Reynisfjall with arched caves and basalt columns : The largest cave in the mountain is the Hálsanefshellir Cave. It is an unusual and interesting grotto, which can be entered directly from the shore.
  •  Reinisdrangar basalt columns : Not far from the parking lot, right on the beach, there is another very interesting place – hexagonal basalt columns.

Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking / visit the unique coastline and admire all the local attractions

Go next : A few kilometers from Reinisdrangar is Cape Dirholaei with huge stone arches and bizarre rocks / A little to the side are the villages of Vik and Mirdal./ Vatnajökull, a national park.

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