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Reynisfjara Beach Tours

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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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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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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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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The Mysterious South Coast Private Tour

Group sightseeing tours can feel rushed and impersonal. Enjoy a more intimate experience of Iceland's south coast on this private tour, exclusively for your party. At your own pace, explore landmarks such as Skogafoss waterfall and Reynisfjara black sand beach.
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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 full-day 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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South Coast Waterfalls and Glacier Small-Group Hiking Trip

Marvel at some of Iceland’s most scenic waterfalls and glaciers along its south coast during this 12-hour small-group adventure from Reykjavik. Travel with no more than 15 guests as you visit the well-known torrents at Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and then explore lesser-known waterfalls like Kvernufoss and Irafoss. You’ll also take a hike on Solheimajokull glacier and check out Reynisfjara Beach.
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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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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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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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2 Day Ice Cave & South Coast: Glacier hike, Jokulsarlon lagoon & Northern Lights

Get out of Reykjavik for an exciting 2-day excursion to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland’s top attractions due to its stunning beauty. Explore the south coast of Iceland with a professional guide. Hike among waterfalls, walk on black sand beaches, experience the mysterious blue caves, learn to cross Iceland’s largest glacier, and even get a chance to hunt the elusive Northern Lights. This adventure will not soon be forgotten.
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2-Day Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon and South Coast Sightseeing from Reykjavik

Experience the stark beauty of southern Iceland and seek out the Northern Lights on a 2-day tour from Reykjavik. Trace Iceland’s south coast by air-conditioned minibus and visit the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skogagoss waterfalls, and black sand beach at Vik before an evening outing in search of the fluorescent Northern Lights. The next day, see the icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and finish on a high note: with a walk on Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier, to explore a luminous blue ice cave. Overnight hotel accommodation, breakfast and guided tours included.
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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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Private Sightseeing Tours

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, Waterfalls and much more

Explore the natural wonders of Iceland's south coast without the stress of driving or hassle of traveling with a large group tour. This private tour is exclusively for your party, ensuring a more intimate experience of such attractions as waterfalls, black sand beaches, majestic rockformations, and towering mountains.
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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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Nature & Wildlife

South Coast: Fire & Ice | Glacier Hike, LAVA, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

Iceland—the Land of Fire and Ice—boasts bubbling mud pools and frozen glaciers, and many of the most impressive natural attractions lie along the country’s southern shores. On this full-day sightseeing tour, travel in comfort by air-conditioned minivan to landmarks including Skógafoss waterfall and hike over the Sólheimajökull glacier. With round-trip travel from central Reykjavik included, find out exactly how Iceland earned its nickname.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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Small group South Coast tour with lunch at farm

Discover renowned locations along Iceland’s stunning southern coast during this full-day, attraction-packed guided tour. Highlights include a peek at three of the island’s most active volcanoes, a visit to the iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and a stop at Black Sand Beach, featured in “Game of Thrones.” Tours include enriching commentary from your guide and a tasty, traditional lunch.
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  • 9 hours
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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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Day Trips

Private Day Trip to the Icelandic South Coast from Reykjavik: Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, and Reynisfjara Black Beach

Discover the wonders of Iceland’s southern coast on a private day trip from Reykjavik. Take in the volcanic landscape that runs along the Atlantic shoreline as you make your way to natural attractions like Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and Reynisfjara, a black-sand beach. You’ll also make a stop in the town of Vik.
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  • 10 hours
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Winter South Coast Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik

Behold waterfalls, glaciers, black sands, and more on a full-day wintertime trip to south Iceland from Reykjavik. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, journey into this largely untouched region and admire wonders like the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; the black sand beach and cliffs of Reynisfjara; and the Solheimajokull glacier – a line-up that’s difficult to tick through on an independent day trip. Minivan transport with free WiFi, plus central and hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik included.
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  • 10 hours
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Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik

Experience the forces of wind, water, and ice that shape the dramatic landscape of Iceland during this tour of Vatnajökull National Park and Jökulsárlón Lagoon. Along with Virkisjökull Glacier and Jökulsárlón Lagoon, you'll see Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, as well as stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Your Iceland day trip includes round-trip transport from Reykjavik.
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  • 15 hours
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