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Black Sand Beach

Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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“black sand” (439 reviews)
“basalt columns” (282 reviews)
“be careful” (109 reviews)
Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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Reviewed yesterday

The view is amazing. There's also hexagonal rock formations that look amazing. Must see if you are in the area.

Thank wlopez09
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have seen the White Sands in New Mexico and now the Black Sands in Vik! Loved it! The waves were huge and the sand so black against the sea foam! It was mesmerizing! Definitely worth coming to Vik for.

Thank Adkfamily
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are so glad we made it to Black Sand Beach! The rock formations are unique and picturesque. The water crashes onto the beach with power and creates a beautiful sound. Go. Look. It's gorgeous!

Thank Bethany G
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Black Sand Beach is great to visit. It was super windy, but Iceland is windy in general. The rock formations are fascinating. Cool place to visit when near Vik!

Thank glennrr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Be careful on the beach。Some tourists are swollen by waves。Dont get close to sea in bad weather。Interesting beach formation。Black lava became sand。20-30 minutes enough for here。

Thank Ugur K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Keep in mind that the most exciting Blacksand beach is Reynisfjara, about 15 minutes west of the town of Vik. That's where most of the basalt columns and caves are. In Vik it's self, you can drive/walk down to a portion of black sand beach...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 6 days ago

The beach was truly black sand with tremendous waves (DANGEROUS SNEAKER WAVES - WAS THE WARNING). There were gorgeous views, amazing rock formations and just so, so different from anything we've seem 9at least on the US East Coast). Worth the side trip.

Thank georgiaw129
Reviewed 6 days ago

The only thing that I can say about Black Sand Beach is WOW! My husband and I have done a fair amount of traveling and have never seen the stark beauty that exists at Black Sand Beach. The sand, the caves and the rock formations...More

Thank nice/taste
Reviewed 6 days ago

Black sand beach is home to the famous basalt formations (not unique to this location though...there are other places in iceland you can find them). There are a lot of the columns so even if it is crowded, you can find a spot to take...More

Thank Grizel F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like most things in iceland full of tourists. Interesting area. Toilets nearby costs 200isk and requires card payment.

Thank Laura C
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25 August 2017|
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Response from Jawn K | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I took some from the beach. I saw no signs restricting us from doing so. We put them in our carry on and security didn't say a word when going through the x-ray.
16 June 2017|
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Response from Sunny E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure it really will be a problem if you don't go too far near the water (and really there is much more to see directly at the cliffs.) After a quick google search I found a forecast (just google 'tide times vík', I... More
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20 March 2017|
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Response from Simon P | Reviewed this property |
We were there in early September 2016 and seeing the northern lights was a bit 'hit and miss'. In the end we were lucky. I see that another contributor has suggested using Google maps to measure distance. That's a good idea... More