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Black Sand Beach

Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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“black sand” (541 reviews)
“basalt columns” (305 reviews)
“be careful” (117 reviews)
Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chilly, windy visit. We walked around a bit and took a few pictures. There a signs warning you about the sneaker waves. Aparantly it can be a dangerous area to visit if you are not careful.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous place! Unfortunately, there are massive crowds of tourists who ignore the posted signs about the dangers of the beach. There will need to be changes made, as this is notoriously the most dangerous beach in Iceland and yet people have no qualms about standing...More

1  Thank Melibrooklyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is similar to Giant Causeway in Ireland in terms of rock formation and balsalt pillars. The size is smaller than that of Giant Causeway, but still pretty. You have everything in a packed version. What sets this place apart from Giant Causeway is its...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop after landing at the airport early in the morning. We drove through the dark to arrive shortly after sunrise. It was windy and cold so dress warm. The beach was intriguing because it varies from black river stones, to pebbles,...More

1  Thank Monica_W1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very impressive place. The sea had a sense of adventure about it, and the whole area was jaw dropping. So different to any other beach I have been to.

Thank Clare B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must go when visiting Iceland. It was wild and windy the day we were there, but still very special. There were puffins perched on the headland and wild waves crashing on the beach.

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to see beautiful, rugged Iceland! The cliffs and natural outcroppings are beautiful!

Thank LadyDi1162
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come dressed appropriately and you will be treated to some cool rock formations. The sand and snow mix reminded my daughter of cookies and cream ice cream. The waves here are treacherous; don't get too close.

Thank skymom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is amazing for people used to "white" sand, and the formation of the rocks are another wonder. Pay atantion to the sighns and do not get close to the water, tourists actualy drowned there!

Thank helliTelAviv_Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ok for a quick visit nothing special in my opinion. went in the winter so there was a good contrast with the white snow and the black sand. nice rocks to quickly look at and to climb on for a few pictures.

Thank thd007
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10 December 2017|
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Response from RAD10977 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...the same. .Reynisfjara is the beach with the huge basalt columns. While facing the water, the sea stacks will be on your left. It is incredibly dramatic and not to be missed. BUT...There is another Black Sand Beach... More
Laura N
30 September 2017|
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Response from AdventurousRetirees | Reviewed this property |
No charge, just park in the (also free) large parking lot and walk.
24 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.