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The Reynisfjara black beach on the south coast of Iceland is iconic. Other Icelandic landmarks include the Blue Lagoon, ThingvellirGullfoss waterfall, Skógarfoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, geysers, Vatnajokull glacier, Lake Myvatn and Eyjafjallajokull.  

Dramatic Scenery

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. 

Nearby attractions

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:

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.

Stay safe

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.