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

Fri 23/08 »

Surf report for Fri 23/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 4:39am (1.03m)
Low 10:43am (0.58m)
High 5:07pm (1.09m)
Low 11:51pm (0.50m)
Daylight
First light04:39
Sunrise05:35
Sunset21:02
Dark21:58

Sat 24/08 »

Surf report for Sat 24/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 6:17am (1.00m)
Low 12:10pm (0.61m)
High 6:29pm (1.11m)
Daylight
First light04:42
Sunrise05:38
Sunset20:59
Dark21:54

Sun 25/08 »

Surf report for Sun 25/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
15:00 10ft 8s  °  ° 35mph
Tide times
Low 1:14am (0.45m)
High 7:40am (1.04m)
Low 1:26pm (0.59m)
High 7:35pm (1.17m)
Daylight
First light04:46
Sunrise05:41
Sunset20:55
Dark21:50

Mon 26/08 »

Surf report for Mon 26/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 17ft 12s  °  ° 23mph
21:00 22ft 13s  °  ° 32mph
Tide times
Low 2:14am (0.37m)
High 8:35am (1.10m)
Low 2:20pm (0.53m)
High 8:26pm (1.25m)
Daylight
First light04:49
Sunrise05:43
Sunset20:52
Dark21:46

Tue 27/08 »

Surf report for Tue 27/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 13ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 2:59am (0.28m)
High 9:16am (1.18m)
Low 3:02pm (0.45m)
High 9:07pm (1.35m)
Daylight
First light04:53
Sunrise05:46
Sunset20:49
Dark21:42

Wed 28/08 »

Surf report for Wed 28/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
15:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 3:36am (0.18m)
High 9:50am (1.27m)
Low 3:40pm (0.35m)
High 9:46pm (1.45m)
Daylight
First light04:56
Sunrise05:49
Sunset20:45
Dark21:38

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

11 °C
(51 °F)

Gentle breeze, 19.1 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

10.8°C / 51.4°F

Rating

Average: 5 (2 votes)

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