Reynisfjara beach

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Reynisfjara beach
Photo: © Felix Lipov
Reynisfjara cave
Photo: © Jerzy Strzelecki / CC BY
View of neighbouring beach from Dyrhólaey
Photo: © Rosino / CC BY

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Reynisfjara is one of Iceland's most iconic and spectacular beaches. Located around 2 hours from the capital Reykjavik, Reynisfjara is near the village Vik in Myrdalur on Iceland's South Coast. To the southern end of the beach is the 120 meter high promontory of Dyrhólaey, Iceland's most southerly point.

This black sand beach is a geologist's wet dream with hosts of incredible rock formations and features. Rising up out of the sand are amazing cliffs formed of basalt columns, known as Gardar. These look like some kind of crazy steps and are reminiscent of the "Giant's Causeway" in Ireland. These cliffs are also home to a number of large and impressive caves.

Perhaps the most recognisable feature of Reynisfjara are the huge basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar. These are home to a considerable number of seabirds such as fulmars, guillemots and puffins. According to legend these stacks were formed by two trolls who attempted to drag a three-masted ship to their cave ashore. Unfortunately for them day break caught them out and they were turned into the needles of rock.

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Reynisfjara beach Weather Info

5 Day Reynisfjara beach UV Index

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Reynisfjara beach tide times & sea state

Thu 12/12 »

Surf report for Thu 12/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 4:51am (0.36m)
High 10:58am (1.43m)
Low 5:27pm (0.13m)
High 11:41pm (1.28m)
Daylight
First light09:36
Sunrise10:48
Sunset15:31
Dark16:43

Fri 13/12 »

Surf report for Fri 13/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 14ft 15s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 14ft 15s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 5:29am (0.36m)
High 11:36am (1.44m)
Low 6:07pm (0.12m)
Daylight
First light09:37
Sunrise10:49
Sunset15:30
Dark16:42

Sat 14/12 »

Surf report for Sat 14/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 14s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 14ft 17s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 12:23am (1.27m)
Low 6:10am (0.38m)
High 12:17pm (1.43m)
Low 6:51pm (0.14m)
Daylight
First light09:39
Sunrise10:51
Sunset15:30
Dark16:42

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 1:08am (1.25m)
Low 6:55am (0.41m)
High 1:02pm (1.39m)
Low 7:38pm (0.17m)
Daylight
First light09:40
Sunrise10:52
Sunset15:29
Dark16:42

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 1:59am (1.22m)
Low 7:47am (0.44m)
High 1:54pm (1.34m)
Low 8:31pm (0.22m)
Daylight
First light09:41
Sunrise10:53
Sunset15:29
Dark16:42

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 2:55am (1.20m)
Low 8:46am (0.47m)
High 2:53pm (1.28m)
Low 9:31pm (0.26m)
Daylight
First light09:42
Sunrise10:55
Sunset15:29
Dark16:42

Today's weather

Clear sky

-1 °C
(31 °F)

Gentle breeze, 14.4 km/h from NNE

Sea temperature

7.6°C / 45.7°F

Rating

Average: 5 (2 votes)

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