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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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  • 10 hours
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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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Jökulsárlón Day Trip with Amphibian Boat Ride from Reykjavik

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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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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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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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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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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  • 9 to 11 hours
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7 Day Guided Ring Road Tour - Explore the Circle of Iceland

Explore the highlights of the Circle of Iceland on this comprehensive Ring Road Tour. You’ll save hours shortlisting top things to do in Iceland, by having an action-packed itinerary organized for you instead. Enjoy the convenience of having accommodation, breakfast, transfers, and multiple activities included. You’ll see a lot in a week, and highlights include Skogafoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn, a Whale Watching Tour, Godafoss Waterfall, and the Green Lagoon.
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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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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is one of Iceland’s top attractions due to its stunning beauty. Enjoy a private tour to this deep lagoon, including round trip transportation from your Reykjavik hotel. On the way, stop for photo opportunities of Iceland’s mysterious landscape of lava fields, glaciers, volcanoes, and black sand beaches. Add on an amphibian boat ride through the lagoon (seasonal; your expense) to make your day even more memorable.
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  • 14 hours
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Round-The-Iceland 14-day / 9-day tour

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Nature & Wildlife

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If you really want to see Iceland´s raw and spectacular beauty, this day trip is one that you absolutely must take. The Icelandic South Coast is in a league of its own in regards to untamed and intimidating beauty. Drive past 3 of Icelands most powerful volcanoes, listen to stories of elves and trolls, visit a dairy farm and have their famous volcano soup. Iceland is known for its magical landscape, glaciers, waterfalls and volcanoes. The South Coast is the most active area in Iceland volcano wise. Visit places like Seljalandsfoss waterfall and walk behind it. Look up the hidden treasure underneath Skógafoss waterfall and go to see where Game Of Thrones was filmed.
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  • 9 hours
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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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  • 13 hours
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