Newer Hazard Sign Goes Up At Reynisfjara Beach - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Newer Hazard Sign Goes Up At Reynisfjara Beach

Published October 6, 2016

Photos by
Art Bicnick

The engineering office which designed the previous hazard sign at the beautiful (and notorious) Reynisfjara beach has set up a new and improved version, which will hopefully make the dangers of the beach more apparent to visitors.

Vísir reports that the new sign, designed by the engineering firm EFLA, features a large illustration of how deadly “sneaker waves” can easily sweep someone out to sea. This is a distinct improvement over the previous sign, which featured a text-only warning.

The old sign was largely ignored by tourists, leading to many Reynisfjara visitors taking unnecessary risks with the waterline.

The Grapevine would like to emphasise, again, that the undertow at Reynisfjara is deceptively strong. Do not wade into its waters. Wherever you travel in Iceland, abide the safety warnings of your tour guides and any hazard signs around the area, and overall, exercise common sense when approaching forces of nature.


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