Southcoast Reynisfjara

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Southcoast Reynisfjara

Reynisfjara is one of Iceland’s most iconic and spectacular beaches in only around 2 hours drive 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.

On this black sandy beach you will see incredible rock formations and features. Rising up out of the sand are amazing cliffs formed of basalt columns

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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