Things to do in Black Sand Beach
Thanks to its volcanic landscape, Iceland is home to many black sand beaches. The most famous is Reynisfjara, found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vik. The distinctive black sand forms from eroded volcanic rock creating this strikingly unique landscape where the black sand contrasts the white powerful waves of the Atlantic.
With full day trips to multi-stop tours available departing from Reykjavík there is a lot more than just the black sand beach to see. The area also offers some impressive sights including the odd rock face of columnar basalt, looming cliffs, hidden caves and the magnificent Reynisdrangar sea stacks that rise from the ocean at the foot of Reynisfjall mountain.
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Discover the wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park
Discover the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland and visit small fishing villages, black sand beaches and the iconic Kirkjufell mountain. Book your tickets online today.
Private adventure to the Jökulsárlón glacier and lagoon
Join this private guided tour and explore the south coast of Iceland with visits to the black sand beach, Jökulsárlón and impressive waterfalls.
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“Reference numberATV ride in South Iceland from ReykjavíkThis is a beautiful experience&knowledgeable guide. The DC-9 and Glacier experience were great. Our guide was prompt and friendly in dealing with needs. More time should have been on the beach in my opinion.”