From Reynisfjara you can enjoy some great views of the Atlantic Ocean with the basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar to the East and the famous peninsula Dyrhólaey to the west. Reynisfjara is probably the most famous black sand beach in Iceland. The beach is a black pebble beach, located in the south of Iceland very close to the town of Vík and is easily accessible from the ring road.
Once you arrive in Reynisfjara, the first thing you will notice is the spectacular basalt formation in the mountain and a bit further is a beautiful cave called Hálsanefshellir. Sometimes you can see cute little puffins sitting on the top of the cliff but the puffins are only visible in Iceland from May-August.
Always when traveling in the nature caution is needed and the same goes for Reynisfjara. The waves from the Atlantic Ocean are very unpredictable and fatal accident have happened there when warnings and restrictions are ignored. Even though the waves might seem innocent they can be very dangerous, especially when the winds are strong and the tide is high. Please read the warning signs before entering the beach and be extra careful.
The drive from Reykjavík is about 2 hours and 30 minutes (180km) to Reynisfjara beach. Drive on Ring Road nr. 1 heading east and turn on road 215 (before the town Vík). Drive for 6 minutes until the parking lot at the beach.
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