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 22/02 »

Surf report for Fri 22/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 23ft 16s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 17ft 14s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 21ft 13s  °  ° 38mph
Tide times
Low 02:20am (0.45m)
High 08:27am (5.83m)
Low 02:43pm (0.48m)
High 08:47pm (5.49m)
Daylight
First light07:56
Sunrise08:43
Sunset18:15
Dark19:03

Sat 23/02 »

Surf report for Sat 23/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 21ft 13s  °  ° 42mph
12:00 24ft 13s  °  ° 45mph
18:00 28ft 13s  °  ° 44mph
Tide times
Low 02:59am (0.73m)
High 09:02am (5.56m)
Low 03:22pm (0.85m)
High 09:21pm (5.22m)
Daylight
First light07:52
Sunrise08:40
Sunset18:18
Dark19:06

Sun 24/02 »

Surf report for Sun 24/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 21ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 18ft 13s  °  ° 38mph
18:00 21ft 13s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 03:37am (1.11m)
High 09:36am (5.21m)
Low 03:59pm (1.29m)
High 09:54pm (4.91m)
Daylight
First light07:49
Sunrise08:37
Sunset18:21
Dark19:09

Mon 25/02 »

Surf report for Mon 25/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 25ft 17s  °  ° 22mph
12:00 24ft 17s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 23ft 16s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 04:15am (1.54m)
High 10:11am (4.85m)
Low 04:38pm (1.73m)
High 10:33pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light07:46
Sunrise08:33
Sunset18:24
Dark19:11

Tue 26/02 »

Surf report for Tue 26/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 18ft 14s  °  ° 36mph
12:00 22ft 13s  °  ° 38mph
18:00 27ft 13s  °  ° 39mph
Tide times
Low 04:59am (1.95m)
High 10:58am (4.51m)
Low 05:27pm (2.13m)
High 11:33pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light07:43
Sunrise08:30
Sunset18:27
Dark19:14

Wed 27/02 »

Surf report for Wed 27/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 18ft 14s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 14ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 11ft 11s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 06:01am (2.28m)
High 12:18pm (4.26m)
Low 06:40pm (2.38m)
Daylight
First light07:40
Sunrise08:27
Sunset18:30
Dark19:17

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

8 °C
(46 °F)

Fresh breeze, 31 km/h from S

Sea temperature

7.2°C / 45°F

Rating

Average: 5 (2 votes)

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