Draped with smooth, midnight-coloured stones and pebbles strewn out across its protracted shores, this beach destination has become famous not only for its uniquely gloomy appearance or the powerful waves of the Atlantic that come crashing in, but also for the Icelandic folklore that tells a story of its long past. The combination of this beach's unique view pointing out towards the ocean, inclusive on most days with a formation of sea mist and fog, makes for a unique backdrop that can’t be found anywhere else on the island.
Reynisfjara, better known by its name the black beach, is certainly no ordinary beach, rather one that keeps its onlookers in awe with its dark sand and defined basalt columns that jut out towards the heavens in a dramatic fashion. With good reason, Reynisfjara beach has become one of the most popular destinations in Iceland. The beaches close proximity to the city of Vik and Sólheimajökull glacier draws in visitors as they make their way through Southern Iceland’s tundra. No trip is complete without a visit to this Icelandic gem. Here are four reasons why you need to make sure it's own your itinerary: