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
Fri 24th3°C / 37°F
Sat 25th5°C / 41°F
Sun 26th3°C / 37°F
Mon 27th3°C / 37°F
Tue 28th0°C / 32°F
Wed 29th2°C / 36°F
5 Day Reynisfjara beach UV Index
A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.
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Reynisfjara beach tide times & sea state
Fri 24/01 »
Surf report for Fri 24/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 21ft 13s 31mph 12:00 15ft 13s 10mph 18:00 11ft 11s 23mph Tide times Low 4:09am (0.42m) High 10:12am (1.37m) Low 4:43pm (0.16m) High 11:01pm (1.25m) Daylight First light 09:15 Sunrise 10:14 Sunset 16:42 Dark 17:41
Sat 25/01 »
Surf report for Sat 25/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 21ft 10s 60mph 12:00 18ft 11s 30mph 18:00 18ft 13s 17mph Tide times Low 4:46am (0.42m) High 10:47am (1.38m) Low 5:18pm (0.15m) High 11:36pm (1.25m) Daylight First light 09:13 Sunrise 10:11 Sunset 16:45 Dark 17:43
Sun 26/01 »
Surf report for Sun 26/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 14ft 13s 12mph 12:00 12ft 13s 23mph 18:00 18ft 14s 22mph Tide times Low 5:18am (0.43m) High 11:20am (1.39m) Low 5:51pm (0.15m) Daylight First light 09:11 Sunrise 10:08 Sunset 16:48 Dark 17:46
Mon 27/01 »
Surf report for Mon 27/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 15ft 13s 17mph 12:00 13ft 13s 20mph 18:00 12ft 13s 22mph Tide times High 12:07am (1.24m) Low 5:49am (0.43m) High 11:52am (1.38m) Low 6:22pm (0.17m) Daylight First light 09:08 Sunrise 10:06 Sunset 16:51 Dark 17:49
Tue 28/01 »
Surf report for Tue 28/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 13ft 10s 35mph 12:00 12ft 9s 31mph 18:00 11ft 8s 26mph Tide times High 12:37am (1.22m) Low 6:21am (0.42m) High 12:25pm (1.37m) Low 6:54pm (0.20m) Daylight First light 09:06 Sunrise 10:03 Sunset 16:54 Dark 17:51
Wed 29/01 »
Surf report for Wed 29/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 9ft 9s 12mph 12:00 7ft 10s 8mph 18:00 7ft 10s 14mph Tide times High 1:09am (1.21m) Low 6:55am (0.43m) High 1:00pm (1.34m) Low 7:29pm (0.25m) Daylight First light 09:04 Sunrise 10:00 Sunset 16:58 Dark 17:54