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Reynisdrangar

Marvel at the sea stacks made from volcanic rock that jut out from the ocean. Enjoy learning the mythical tale about their resident trolls.

A folk legend surrounds the mysterious Reynisdrangar, a set of basalt ocean stacks off the southern coast of Iceland. The jagged black rocks stand in front of Black Beach under the looming Reynisfjall Mountain. It is said that the morning sun turned three trolls into stone as they vainly attempted to dock their ship. Now, see them standing in perpetuity as a scenic wonder for beachgoers.

Visit the fascinating volcanic sand of Black Beach for a close view of the rock formations in the ocean. Reynisdrangar consists of three large pointed rocks, which represent the trolls, and a smaller one behind them. Watch the white foam of the stormy ocean waves attack the columns, gradually eroding them further.

From the beach, clamber over rocks to the shadow of the giant stacks. Watch out for sliding and falling stones. Cliffs to the west of the town provide the best views from above. Capture photos of the three trolls and their little brother.

The wind is particularly strong in this part of Iceland, typically some of the country’s wettest area. Make sure to bring layers of clothing and be extra careful on the edges of the cliffs. The views of the ocean stacks beside the turbulent ocean and a black coastline are exceptionally dramatic.

Enjoy a picnic on the cliffs, but protect your food from the grasps of nesting puffins and other birds. Go beachcombing along Black Beach for shiny and crumbly volcanic rocks.

The peninsula of Dyrholaey neighbors the beach and the stacks. Admire its intriguing geological formations, such as its iconic arch. Stroll through the pleasant region to find the lighthouse.

Reynisdrangar juts into the Atlantic Ocean just to the south of Vik I Myrdal. Follow the long route that covers the southern region of the country to reach the town and make your way to Black Beach.

Popular Activities at Reynisdrangar

Like to make your time spent at Reynisdrangar even more unique? Remember to try out one or two of these things to do:

Taken you years to make it to this lovely attraction? Then you can't possibly leave without trying out a Small Group Sensational Iceland and Northern Lights.

For more things to do, peruse our Vik I Myrdal things to do page.


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Lodging Near Reynisdrangar

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Icelandair Hotel Vik $207
Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019
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Icelandair Hotel Vik

Icelandair Hotel Vik

Klettsvegi 1-5, Vik I Myrdal
     
    4.3 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Clean spacious and helpful staff. The hotel is centrally located in an otherwise small town

    Hótel Kría $250
    Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019
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    Hótel Kría

    Hótel Kría

    Sléttuvegur 12-14, Vik I Myrdal, South Iceland
       
      4.6 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Fantastic modern hotel in a great location. Breakfast and dinner high quality.

      Puffin Hotel Vík $196
      Reviewed on May 4, 2019
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      Puffin Hotel Vík

      Puffin Hotel Vík

      Víkurbraut 26, Vik I Myrdal
         
        4.5 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Perfect place to stay for overnight or a couple of days. No frills, simple check in and check out, bar on site and breakfast provided. What more could you ask for while in Vik! Well worth the reasonable price plus a great location.

        Vík Cottages $198
        Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019
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        Vík Cottages

        Vík Cottages

        Klettsvegur 3, Vik I Myrdal
           
          4.8 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Clean cottage in front of some beautiful cliffs. View wasn’t amazing but not bad — and everything else was great. Extremely clean, easy to get into. Breakfast was included and great.

          Black Beach Suites $317
          Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019
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          Black Beach Suites

          Black Beach Suites

          Vik I Myrdal, Vik I Myrdal, South Iceland
             
            4.8 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            My two teens and I loved this property!! It was located very close to the black sands beach. The mini apartment was very spacious..we wish we had stayed longer. The view was very nice as well!!

            Dream Guesthouse Vik $200
            Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019
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            Dream Guesthouse Vik

            Dream Guesthouse Vik

            Víkurbraut 10, Vik I Myrdal
               
              5.0 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              최고의 게스트하우스 입니다.주인은 매우 친절했으며 시설도 깨끗했습니다. 도미토리는 없고 방이3개인 최대인원6명인 곳이라 복잡하지도 않습니다. 또한 무료조식은 매우 훌륭합니다.

              Vík Apartments $511
              Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
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              Vík Apartments

              Vík Apartments

              Sléttuvegur 1-4, Vik I Myrdal, South Iceland
                 
                4.9 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Our apartment was in the perfect location in town, and close to all of the wonders of Southern Iceland. The space was clean, modern, and had all of the amenities that we could have asked for.

                Vik HI hostel $155
                Vik HI hostel

                Vik HI hostel

                Suðurvíkurvegur 5, Vik I Myrdal
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Vik I Myrdal, this hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Black Beach and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Reynisdrangar. Black Sand Beach and Dyrholaey are also within 12 mi (20 km).