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Black Sand Beach

Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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“basalt columns” (254 reviews)
“black sand” (474 reviews)
“be careful” (102 reviews)
Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not so much the black volcanic beach of the basalt formation that caught my eye. It was the rough, cold and wild north Atlantic that reminded me how far off the center of the rest of civilization we were. There are sea stacks and various...More

Thank DrMitch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The strong waves, the unusual rock formations, the mysterious cave, the black sand: take some time just to admire them. And remember: people have died taking selfies too close to the waves on that beach!

Thank Mari M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit at late evening, you hardly find people there and will have the beach all for yourself. I had a nice time there. Very windy though

Thank ShaunDeSheep
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Fascinating black sand beach is another nice stop when driving through Vik. You can see very interesting formations and watch sea birds here.

Thank Kleopetra
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Basalt columns by a raging sea, black sand separating the two, distant rock formations jutting out of said sea, and beautiful sunshine if you're fortunate enough. Definitely worth the deliberate drive down south to get there. The church on the way to the beach was...More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

nice beach, a bit crowded and too cold to swim. plus it is dangerous. didn't see puffuns, but that was timing.

Thank Erich K
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We didn't love our visit to this black sand beach. Now that Iceland is so popular to visit, it has become over-touristed. I would recommend visiting any other beach - they are almost all black sand and almost all empty!! The rock formations are much...More

1  Thank Lindsay G
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Unique black sand . Nice rock formations . Sight to behold . Winds here are strong . Still cold even though it is already summer in Iceland . But be careful getting near the shore line . The waves tend to get higher and farther...More

1  Thank doctorfoxtrot
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I was overcome with emotion after leaving the beach. Albeit touristy, the natural beauty of these basalt columns are quite spectacular!

1  Thank Allison P
Reviewed 16 June 2017

First off there are washrooms and a coffee shop there! WAS MOST INTERESTING AND PHOTO WORTHY!. Stop on the way to Vik!

Thank World_Traveller084
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15 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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19 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
2 February 2017|
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Response from Sana S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes a small car would be ok. The roads are very good and easy to drive. You wont have any problems. There is a parking area on the beach, you need to park your car there and then walk to the beach which is about 2... More