Black Sand Beach
Black Sand Beach
4.5
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Ben Lyons
12 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
Amazing definitely worth a visit. Don’t go near the waters edge though the waves are deceptive. It was windy and wet when we visited but if your in vic or passing through a must see. You won’t see scenery like it anywhere else
Written January 28, 2023
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,628 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
The tide was in when we were there and so there wasn't a great amount of beach showing. That said it was still impressive with the snow coming down behind to meet the beach.
The waves were immense, our guide said they were amongst the biggest he'd seen. Very dangerous to be near and yet beautiful to see.
Written January 27, 2023
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Heather D
Ottawa, Canada9 contributions
Jan. 2023
Absolutely gorgeous. The black sand provided a beautiful contrast to the water set against the really interesting volcanic rock side.

The current is strong, so there won't be any swimming, but you'll get some amazing photos!
Written January 25, 2023
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C A
Leicester, UK109 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Family
Definitely worth visiting but only if you’re in the area
I especially loved the basalt columns and you can climb up the lower ones
Written December 24, 2022
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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka985 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
One thing Iceland is famous for is the black sand beaches. There are quite a few such beaches all around Iceland and this one in Vik is the most famous. Its really beautiful when sun is setting. Sometimes the waves can be very rough so be carefull when going inside the caves around this place.
Written December 23, 2022
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Marybeth Gasman
Philadelphia, PA20 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Family
We love the black sand beach. Stunning views, great for photos, and lovely for a walk. Remember to be careful of the waves as they are sneaker waves.
Written November 26, 2022
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,212 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Family
Very nice beach for a walk, sights are spectacular, black vulcanic sand, really something to do, when in Vik. Easily reachable by car.
Written November 4, 2022
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senglish0410
Milwaukee, WI50 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
We rode horses on this beach and it's absolutely beautiful!! Can be cold so definitely layer up in case it rains or is windy.
Written October 30, 2022
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Rozebudzz
North Carolina1,012 contributions
Oct. 2022
Such a beautiful place. We went when it was cold and very windy but it certainly detract from us enjoying the place. The basalt columns are impressive. There are a couple of shallow caves nearby. The scenery is just beautiful, surreal and mystical even. This is so worth a visit when you come to Iceland.

Parking lot was pretty full. There’s clean toilets and a small cafe. The walk to the beach is short and relatively flat.
Written October 30, 2022
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Becky N
Burke, VA4 contributions
Oct. 2022
This is an otherworldly location that deserves some time for exploration and contemplation. Take your time exploring the sand, caves, and other basalt structures. We avoided the surf as it was fall and very cold. Our guide had several stories of agressive tides. Theres plenty of other sites to see and appreciate.
Written October 27, 2022
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