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 17/10 »

Surf report for Thu 17/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 15ft 11s  °  ° 29mph
12:00 14ft 10s  °  ° 29mph
18:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 12:48am (1.29m)
Low 6:46am (0.36m)
High 12:54pm (1.34m)
Low 7:19pm (0.25m)
Daylight
First light07:22
Sunrise08:09
Sunset17:53
Dark18:41

Fri 18/10 »

Surf report for Fri 18/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
12:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 9ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 1:35am (1.20m)
Low 7:29am (0.45m)
High 1:38pm (1.27m)
Low 8:11pm (0.33m)
Daylight
First light07:24
Sunrise08:12
Sunset17:50
Dark18:38

Sat 19/10 »

Surf report for Sat 19/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 2:32am (1.11m)
Low 8:21am (0.55m)
High 2:32pm (1.19m)
Low 9:17pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light07:27
Sunrise08:15
Sunset17:47
Dark18:34

Sun 20/10 »

Surf report for Sun 20/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 3:48am (1.04m)
Low 9:32am (0.63m)
High 3:44pm (1.12m)
Low 10:40pm (0.43m)
Daylight
First light07:30
Sunrise08:18
Sunset17:43
Dark18:31

Mon 21/10 »

Surf report for Mon 21/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
15:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 5:21am (1.02m)
Low 11:07am (0.65m)
High 5:13pm (1.11m)
Daylight
First light07:33
Sunrise08:21
Sunset17:40
Dark18:28

Tue 22/10 »

Surf report for Tue 22/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 12s  °  ° 27mph
15:00 16ft 8s  °  ° 45mph
Tide times
Low 12:04am (0.41m)
High 6:41am (1.08m)
Low 12:31pm (0.59m)
High 6:33pm (1.15m)
Daylight
First light07:35
Sunrise08:24
Sunset17:37
Dark18:25

Today's weather

Cloudy

8 °C
(46 °F)

Light breeze, 7.2 km/h from SW

Sea temperature

9.6°C / 49.2°F

Rating

Average: 5 (2 votes)

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