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Address: Vik, Iceland

Peninsula of volcanic origin.

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Great place to stop and take pictures in south Iceland. The road to get there is a bit bumpy, but worth the view.

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Barbara D
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Great place to stop and take pictures in south Iceland. The road to get there is a bit bumpy, but worth the view.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A storm was approaching when we went, so it was very windy (the kind of windy that car doors come off in) and rainy, so it wasn't too much fun getting outside, but it had a great view and was very beautiful

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is stunning, as for everywhere else in Iceland. I went during sunset around 8-9pm. There were two other people there. I feel that made my experience much better, however from the high point you are unable to see the complete arch. At least where I was at, but to look and see the black sand beaches made it... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The views from the fork on the right are better and there is a lighthouse. When we went it was very cold and windy.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely beautiful. You go on top of this mount where you can see far into the distance - on one side, below bird-nesting cliffs, you see a long stretch of pitch-black-sand beach, the water looks silver because of the reflecting sky. At a distance you see the glaciers, Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull. To the other side, you see... More 

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Trail, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was extremely windy when we visited, but so beautiful! The wind pounded huge waves onto the rocks, trying to blow us over in the process. Only a handful of us were there, so it was easy to get some fabulous photos. Beautiful sea stacks.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of a tricky drive up the hill but okay in a car. Very windy when we went. Lots of seabirds. Dont need too long for a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wow viewpoint. Beware of the high winds of course, but well worth driving to this point. Just incredible.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a short distance from the road. The view of the black beach and the sea stacks is amazing. You can only see one of the arches from this vantage point.

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Caledon, Canada
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It's worth the side trip from the Black Beach to get a closer view of this wonderful rock forms. There are 2 bonuses. The rock cliffs beside have a variety of birds. Soon puffins will come back to nest. Also you can see the remains of concrete standards with a large lock where they used to fasten boats in days... More 

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