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Reynisfjara Beach Tours

Reynisfjara Beach
A place of stark, wild beauty, this black-sand beach on the south coast is one of Iceland’s most photogenic locations. Here, roaring Atlantic waves batter the Reynisdrangar sea stacks, the black pebble shoreline, and the pyramid-like cliff of basalt columns known as Garðar, where puffins and guillemots can be seen.

The Basics
Reynisfjara Beach is a common stop-off on South Iceland day tours from Reykjavik. Organized day tours 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 typically combine south shore attractions with sights around the Reykjanes Peninsula, Golden Circle, Borgarfjörður valley, and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • With its striking landscape, this black beach is a must for photography enthusiasts.
  • 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. 

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. The nearby Dyrhólaey promontory, accessible via Routes 1 and 218, also offers striking views of the beach. If you don’t have access to a car, it’s best to go as part of a guided tour. 

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. 

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
Address: Vik, South Iceland, Iceland
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Guided Full-Day Tour of Iceland's South Coast from Reykjavik

Explore the rugged scenery of Iceland's south Coast on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Stops include Reynisfjara Beach, Skógafoss Waterfall, Sólaheimasandur Glacier, and other photo-worthy locations. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels included.
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Iceland wedding photography trip

Iceland is a magical land full of incredibly beautiful places, making it a unique destination to travel but also to immortalize the most beautiful and important day in your life ! You will leave with photos of you in places worthy of the greatest movies, enjoy our knowledge of the field to learn and discover more, we will guide you, drive and capture your day in a unique and unforgettable way ! Take the next step and book with us.We also have the option to provide you an Hair Stylist and Make up artist for an additional fee.
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Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour

Discover the scenery of southern Iceland on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Journey past lava fields, icebergs, and glacier lakes as you explore the Sólheimajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Keep your camera poised as you admire the black-sand beaches and dramatic rock formations of Vik, as well as the mighty Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Day tour included Amphibian Boat Ride by Minibus

Check off south Iceland's best sites without the hassle of driving and travel planning on this full-day guided tour from Reykjavik. Traveling in a minibus in a small group, see the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers, as well as the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara, village of Vík, and Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, on the journey toward Jökulsárlón where you take a boat tour among the glacial lagoon's icebergs.
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6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik

Take the full circle road around Iceland to see its top attractions on this 6-day tour from Reykjavik. Check out the Golden Circle, view the south coast’s black sands and basalt cliffs; explore the eastern fjords, Akureyri, and Lake Myvatn; and enjoy adventures including a glacier walk at Skaftafell, hiking, and a whale watching cruise. Limited to a maximum of 15 people, the tour includes five nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, air-conditioned transport, and more.
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South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

Experience Iceland's southern coast — full of waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches — on this 11-hour tour from Reykjavik. Your climate-controlled coach comes with an audio guide available in 10 languages so you can learn about the sights as you cross through farmland and rugged coastline. You'll visit several waterfalls, the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands, and the Sólheimajökull Glacier for a full Icelandic experience, with round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels included.
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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik

Iceland’s south coast is one of the country’s scenic wonders, but often overshadowed by the Golden Circle sights. This full-day trip from Reykjavik covers it in detail, showcasing its lava landscapes, waterfalls, glaciers, and beaches. In addition to visiting the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, walk up close to the Sólheimajökull glacier, and admire the black cliffs and rocks at Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey. A stop for lunch (own expense), and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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2 Day South Coast: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Glacier Hike & DC-3 Plane Wreck

Explore Iceland’s spectacular south coast on a 2-day tour with overnight accommodation that takes in the beaches, mountains, and wildlife of the Skaftafell Nature Reserve. You’ll hike on a glacier, check out a plane wreck on a striking black sand beach, and visit the Jökulsárlón Lagoon, where icebergs and seals bob in clear glacier water. Along the way, you’ll travel with a small group of like-minded travelers and a guide for an intimate and personalized tour.
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7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes

Many visitors to Iceland only take one- or two-day trips from the capital. This seven-day experience from Reykjavik offers the opportunity to get a less rushed and more in-depth experience of the country. Travel around the entire island, from the south coast to the Eastfjords, to Akureyri, the capital of the north, and Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west, without the hassle of driving or arranging accommodation
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Private Vik - South Coast

This tour offers a variety of landmarks and offers a point of view not available on other tours in Iceland.
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3-Day Iceland Adventure: Golden Circle, South Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Lagoon

Experience the best of Iceland’s natural attractions on this 3-day small-group adventure from Reykjavik. Tour highlights include the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the stunning Golden Circle sightseeing route, which includes Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall, and the rugged south coast. Soak in the restorative water at one of Iceland's most beautiful lagoons; the Secret Lagoon. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik is included for your convenience.
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3 Day DC-3 Plane Wreck, South Coast, Golden Circle and Jokulsarlon

Come on a 3-day excursion with us to see the famous Golden Circle, the South Coast and the mysterious DC-3 Plane Wreck. Experience the beauty of our glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, hike on Europe's largest glacier and have your eyes meet with powerful waterfalls and stunning nature.
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Southern Coast, Waterfalls & Black Beach Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Don’t miss sthe beautiful sights of Iceland’s southern coast on this 9-hour tour from Reykjavik. See the famous Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull, and Westman Islands. Plus, enjoy a stroll on the black-sand beach, Reynisfjara. With hotel pickup and drop-off included and all your stops scheduled out for you, it’s easy to explore the southern coast without putting the time into planning the whole day yourself.
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Golden Circle and South Coast – Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

Explore the Golden Circle and scenic splendors of Iceland’s south coast on a private full-day 4x4 trip from Reykjavik, with an expert guide. Traveling by comfortable Jeep, tour the famous Golden Circle sights of Gullfoss, Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park; and explore the stunning landscapes and coastline of southern Iceland. View the nearby glaciers, visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and trace the craggy shoreline to witness awesome volcanic plains, black-sand beaches, and epic rock formations.
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SuperSaver: 4-Day Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon, South Coast, Waterfalls, Hot Springs, Snowmobiling & Snorkeling Adventure

Discover the marvels of nature on land and sea during this 3 day Iceland adventure tour. Accompanied by a certified guide, hike the Solheimajokull Glacier and admire the magnificent waterfall of Skogafoss. Take the famous Golden Circle route and gain insight into Iceland‘s geothermal qualities by paying a visit to the 3 attractions that make up this popular sightseeing route, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall. Challenge yourself against the Hvita River on a rafting adventure. Finish your 3 day adventure with a soak in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.
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5-Day West Iceland, Ice Cave and Northern Lights Adventure from Reykjavik

Most guided tours in Iceland spend just a day or two visiting the south or west coast. This 5-day adventure from Reykjavik promises a deeper, less rushed experience of both regions. Take your time to fully experience the highlights of the Golden Circle, otherworldly landscapes of Snaefellsnes, and magical glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls without the hassle of driving or booking accommodation.
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik

Take in the incredible natural scenery at Jökulsárlón, Europe's largest glacial lake, on this 14-hour private eco-tour from Reykjavik. With your guide, pass Skaftafell National Park, then visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Þorvaldseyri Volcano Museum. Once at Jökulsárlón, watch huge icebergs calve off Vatnajokull and opt to book a boat ride on the lake. During the return trip to Reykjavik, visit Skógafoss waterfall and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this private tour that includes round-trip transportation from Reykjavik.
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South Coast of Iceland - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

Discover the ‘land of fire and ice’ as you journey between the glaciers and lavafields of Iceland’s south coast. Set out on a private full-day tour from Reykjavik and get off-the-beaten-track as you wind through the Hellisheidi mountain pass and along the coast. Keep your camera close to hand as you pass a startling array of scenery, including the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers. Stop to admire the dramatic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; the black sand beaches of Dyrhólaey and Vik, and the lush pastures of Mýrdalur valley.
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Full Day Small Group South Shore Tour by Minibus

Easily explore the South Shore of Iceland in a day on this guided, small-group tour in a luxury minibus. After pickup in Reykjavik, take in the unique Icelandic scenery as you travel to stops including the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, Solheimajokull Glacier, black sand beaches, the village of Vik, and more.
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3-Day Tour: Golden Circle, Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, and Waterfalls

Leave the driving and travel planning to the experts on this 3-day tour around Iceland's south coast and Golden Circle. Enjoy an unrushed experience that allows plenty of time to soak in the sights and atmosphere of a wild landscape filled with glaciers, lava fields, hot springs, volcanoes, waterfalls, and geysers before finishing with an ice cave exploring adventure at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Accommodation and breakfast included.
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 2 Day Tour - Glacier Hike & Entire South Coast

Rather than rushing between the highlights of Iceland's south coast, slow down and fully absorb the experience on this small-group overnight guided tour from Reykjavík. See the famed waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, as well as the black sand beach and basalt columns at Reynisfjara. Hike on the Falljökull Glacier and watch giant icebergs float around Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Includes accommodation and breakfast.
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Private South Coast Tour with a Professional Photographer/Guide

This is a private tour for up to 4 people. Please contact us directly for bigger groups. Explore the South Coast of Iceland at your leisure with a professional photographer/guide who can assist you in getting the best shots for your photography portfolio or help you capture memorable memories for you and your family or friends. This tour is private to your group and we only use comfortable 4x4 Jeeps to show you the breathtaking beauty of the South Coast with its endless black sand beaches and countless waterfalls.
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Iceland South Coast Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik

Marvel at the natural splendor of Iceland’s South Coast on an exhilarating full-day tour from Reykjavik. Gaze at the magnificent Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; absorb the frozen witchery of the Solheimajökull Glacier; and see the alluring black sands of Reynisfjara’s shore.
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Golden Circle and South Iceland Full Day Sightseeing

See some of Iceland’s most popular natural wonders, and historical sites in a day. Drive down the Golden Circle to Thingvellir National Park, the location where Iceland’s parliament was founded. See the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area that erupts every few minutes. Head towards the coast for a stop at the black sand beach in Reynisfjara, and visit the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
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  • 11 hours
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