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 14/11 »

Surf report for Thu 14/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 5:45am (0.34m)
High 11:52am (1.41m)
Low 6:19pm (0.16m)
Daylight
First light08:38
Sunrise09:34
Sunset16:26
Dark17:23

Fri 15/11 »

Surf report for Fri 15/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 29mph
12:00 15ft 11s  °  ° 32mph
18:00 13ft 11s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
High 12:35am (1.26m)
Low 6:25am (0.39m)
High 12:32pm (1.38m)
Low 7:04pm (0.20m)
Daylight
First light08:40
Sunrise09:37
Sunset16:23
Dark17:21

Sat 16/11 »

Surf report for Sat 16/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 17ft 14s  °  ° 26mph
12:00 16ft 14s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 14ft 13s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 1:22am (1.20m)
Low 7:09am (0.46m)
High 1:18pm (1.32m)
Low 7:55pm (0.26m)
Daylight
First light08:43
Sunrise09:40
Sunset16:21
Dark17:18

Sun 17/11 »

Surf report for Sun 17/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 12s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 2mph
Tide times
High 2:18am (1.14m)
Low 8:03am (0.52m)
High 2:11pm (1.25m)
Low 8:55pm (0.31m)
Daylight
First light08:45
Sunrise09:44
Sunset16:18
Dark17:16

Mon 18/11 »

Surf report for Mon 18/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 9ft 6s  °  ° 32mph
18:00 14ft 14s  °  ° 32mph
Tide times
High 3:25am (1.10m)
Low 9:10am (0.58m)
High 3:18pm (1.19m)
Low 10:05pm (0.35m)
Daylight
First light08:48
Sunrise09:47
Sunset16:15
Dark17:14

Tue 19/11 »

Surf report for Tue 19/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 17ft 20s  °  ° 29mph
12:00 17ft 17s  °  ° 32mph
18:00 13ft 15s  °  ° 30mph
Tide times
High 4:41am (1.09m)
Low 10:31am (0.59m)
High 4:36pm (1.16m)
Low 11:19pm (0.36m)
Daylight
First light08:50
Sunrise09:50
Sunset16:13
Dark17:12

Today's weather

Fair

2 °C
(35 °F)

Gentle breeze, 16.6 km/h from N

Sea temperature

8.3°C / 47.0°F

Rating

Average: 5 (2 votes)

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