The Reynisfjara black beach on the south coast of Iceland is iconic. Other Icelandic landmarks include the Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir, Gullfoss waterfall, Skógarfoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, geysers, Vatnajokull glacier, Lake Myvatn and Eyjafjallajokull.
The black beach is famous for dramatic scenery. Photogenic Reynisdrangar sea stacks and Dyrhóley promontory frame the beach. Fierce waves pound the black sandy beach.
The beach is near the village of Vík. Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls are nearby. So are Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Mýrdalsjökull glacier which covers the infamous volcano Katla.
A few tours you can join
The Reynisfjara black beach is featured on many tours. Here are a few:
- 2 Day South Coast: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Glacier Hike & DC-3 Plane Wreck
- South Coast Private Tour of the South Coast
- Black beach orseback riding
Claim to fame
Reynisfjara black beach has been featured in many videos. Most recently it is the setting for the ´Head Above Water’ music video by Avril Lavigne.
Don´t go to the edge of the beach. Massive waves can hit at any time and carry you out to sea. This can be lethal.