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

Sun 16/06 »

Surf report for Sun 16/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 3:41am (0.19m)
High 9:53am (1.31m)
Low 3:51pm (0.31m)
High 9:59pm (1.41m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:01
Sunset23:31
Dark00:00

Mon 17/06 »

Surf report for Mon 17/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 4:23am (0.16m)
High 10:37am (1.30m)
Low 4:30pm (0.35m)
High 10:36pm (1.40m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:01
Sunset23:32
Dark00:00

Tue 18/06 »

Surf report for Tue 18/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 5:02am (0.15m)
High 11:18am (1.28m)
Low 5:06pm (0.39m)
High 11:10pm (1.39m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:00
Sunset23:33
Dark00:00

Wed 19/06 »

Surf report for Wed 19/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 5:40am (0.16m)
High 11:56am (1.24m)
Low 5:41pm (0.43m)
High 11:44pm (1.37m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:00
Sunset23:34
Dark00:00

Thu 20/06 »

Surf report for Thu 20/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 6:17am (0.18m)
High 12:35pm (1.20m)
Low 6:17pm (0.47m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:00
Sunset23:34
Dark00:00

Fri 21/06 »

Surf report for Fri 21/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
15:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 12:20am (1.33m)
Low 6:56am (0.22m)
High 1:16pm (1.16m)
Low 6:55pm (0.51m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:00
Sunset23:35
Dark00:00

Today's weather

Light rain

10 °C
(50 °F)

Light breeze, 7.9 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

10.6°C / 51°F

Rating

Average: 5 (2 votes)

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