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Route 215, Vik, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a cool place. Very windy on the sea front but you just have to go down and have a look.There are 2 caves in which you can go in- not very big but makes for a great photo. We saw a couple of people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LiamDoidge
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a dangerous beach and there were ,may chancing their lives with the vicious waves As you walk from the car park they warn you - why do they ignore it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GMH153
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My first experience of a fulk black sand beach. It's a hidden gem in a sense you will not realize a sea is around until you reach the Reynisfjara town. Located in lovely town of Vik in South Iceland, this place is an absolute beauty....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank saurabh3113
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be careful with the waves, they are dangerous. We went there early morning so we got the beach less packed with people, it was wonderful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nathara I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was pretty gusty when we arrived here. The Atlantic doesn’t take prisoners when it’s windy. Watch out for the sneaker waves which can creep up behind you pretty quickly if you’re not careful. The contrast in the black sand and white foamy waves was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CatSP79
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fierce waves come onto the beach lashing the mountain sides, which show signs of wear. Winds are blustery with gusts robust enough to knock a small or frail person to the ground. We lean forward and hold onto our caps. The fury of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valerie J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you travel to Iceland! Not only do we enjoy the relaxing drive to the area because of the open roads but the geology of this beach is spectacular! The black sand is only the start because the rock formations...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank benjamint509
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky to be here twice. Once on a moody very windy day, with massive waves. And second time few days later we come here to watch sunrise when sea was calm. On both occasions I found this place fascinating. Black sand, interesting rock...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank eXploringWoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible place and a must if you're in southern Iceland. The cafe was really nice and there plenty of parking. Watch out for the "sneaker" waves, plenty of people got soaked when we were there!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found on the right shortly before Vik on the 1 road from Reykjavik. A large car park in front of a cafe greets you at the end of a twisting access road about two miles long. Past this building to the right is beach access....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 18, 2018|
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Response from tandmindiana | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I didn’t see any hotels nearby, and when we were planning our trip, every hotel in Vik was booked! We headed back west that evening and stayed in a charming bed and breakfast in Stokkseyri called Heba Guesthouse. I... More
November 18, 2018|
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Response from Alain C | Reviewed this property |
Nothing on the beach. This is NOT a Caribbean relaxing beach. It is all about the fury of the sea and the natural beauty of the rock formations.
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August 29, 2018|
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