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

Mon 22/04 »

Surf report for Mon 22/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
12:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 3mph
18:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 6:05am (0.08m)
High 12:19pm (1.44m)
Low 6:22pm (0.22m)
Daylight
First light04:30
Sunrise05:27
Sunset21:03
Dark21:59

Tue 23/04 »

Surf report for Tue 23/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 7s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 12:29am (1.44m)
Low 6:49am (0.14m)
High 1:05pm (1.34m)
Low 7:05pm (0.34m)
Daylight
First light04:26
Sunrise05:23
Sunset21:06
Dark22:03

Wed 24/04 »

Surf report for Wed 24/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 8ft 7s  °  ° 32mph
18:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
High 1:12am (1.35m)
Low 7:38am (0.23m)
High 1:58pm (1.22m)
Low 7:53pm (0.47m)
Daylight
First light04:22
Sunrise05:20
Sunset21:09
Dark22:07

Thu 25/04 »

Surf report for Thu 25/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 8s  °  ° 34mph
12:00 14ft 9s  °  ° 41mph
18:00 15ft 10s  °  ° 39mph
Tide times
High 1:59am (1.24m)
Low 8:35am (0.33m)
High 3:03pm (1.10m)
Low 8:51pm (0.59m)
Daylight
First light04:17
Sunrise05:16
Sunset21:12
Dark22:10

Fri 26/04 »

Surf report for Fri 26/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 10ft 9s  °  ° 28mph
12:00 12ft 8s  °  ° 35mph
18:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 2:57am (1.13m)
Low 9:47am (0.42m)
High 4:31pm (1.02m)
Low 10:16pm (0.68m)
Daylight
First light04:13
Sunrise05:13
Sunset21:15
Dark22:14

Sat 27/04 »

Surf report for Sat 27/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 10ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 11ft 9s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
High 4:17am (1.06m)
Low 11:18am (0.46m)
High 6:13pm (1.02m)
Daylight
First light04:09
Sunrise05:10
Sunset21:18
Dark22:18

Today's weather

Cloudy

5 °C
(41 °F)

Moderate breeze, 21.2 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

7.8°C / 46°F

Rating

Average: 5 (2 votes)

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