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Black Sand Beach

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Address: Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
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+354 571 2718
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One of a must do trip to do while visiting Iceland. Black sand beach is about 2 and half hour drive from Reykjavik but well worth it. On the way to this spectacular beach trip... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nirav D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of a must do trip to do while visiting Iceland. Black sand beach is about 2 and half hour drive from Reykjavik but well worth it. On the way to this spectacular beach trip also includes couple of amazing waterfall. We were quite fortunate with the first clear sunny day of 2017 in iceland.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you come to Iceland this is a must see!!! We loved going here and what a gorgeous area for taking pictures!!! Highly recommended!!!

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Schalkhaar, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is about 6 km drive to the restaurant from the main road. When we arrived it was a big dissapointment thatthe restaurantwas closed.The view is beautifull and the nature is amazing there so we had a goodtime anyway.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Damp, overcast and howling wind made this place all the more awesome with towering basaltic column cliffs and huge waves you could feel the power of nature.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nature is amazing. I doubt any architect or designer could've built a place like this! I've seen basalt columns in Jeju Island but I've never been up close like you're able to get here. The "caves" are also spectacular. Take the time to walk along the beach, following the rock formation. There's really not a whole lot to say except... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Black sand, caves, basalt stones, waves - this is a must see! There are two black beaches in Vik, and the most beautiful one is the one before you actually arrive at Vik. Follow the sign to "Black sand restaurant" about 5-10 min before Vik, and you will arrive at the right beach.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far my favorite experience in Iceland. The basalt columns were amazing, the black beach was otherworldly... there were puffins flying overhead, even dropping fish parts on my kids! The sounds of the pebbles as the waves came in and out was like a rainstick. Really uniquely Icelandic experience and one I recommend to everyone!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really nice! We actually flew our kite here. Be careful with the waves, dont go to near the shore. The formation of the rocks was quite interesting.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is a wonderful place to walk and chill, and the cliffs are very impressive and must be seen. There is a good car park and a good cafe, so a good spot after visiting the waterfalls in the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite and most unique beaches ever. The black sand is incredible. It's like you're on a whole new world. I wish we were able to see the icebergs on the sand. It was really windy when we went in March, but we were lucky enough to stay in the cabins nearby the beach which was a whole... More 

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