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Address: Vikurbraut, Vik, Iceland
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South Iceland Tour from Reykjavik: Waterfalls, Volcanoes and...

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Unique black beacht and basalt stone formations

It's quite a long trip from Reykjavik, but can be done with (rental) car in one day, together with Skogafoss waterfall and Dyrholaey, which makes it an exciting trip. The black... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Geldrop, The Netherlands
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Geldrop, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's quite a long trip from Reykjavik, but can be done with (rental) car in one day, together with Skogafoss waterfall and Dyrholaey, which makes it an exciting trip. The black beach is very nice, with the strange rock formations make it another surealistic site of Iceland. If you want to stay longer, there are one or two hotels in... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place is lunar! I've never seen something like this anywhere else. You must stop there and discover something really unique

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The beach is truly black and pebbley in parts, some great views up the cliffs and into the caves. There are volcanic rock columns similar to that at the giants causeway. I believe parts of the film Noah were filmed here. We were hoping to see Nome puffins but were out of luck.

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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Before you get to Vik, you can drive down the road to the Black Sand Beach. It has black sand of course but also great strata in the rocks and hexagon shaped rocks like the giants causeway due to the very slow cooling of rocks. You can see the archway in a nearby island and good views. The car park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We drove our van up to the sandy parking spot and all nine of us tumbled out to explore the famed black sands of Iceland. It was ver cold and windy but very worth the discomfort. We found perfect smooth pebbles and saw the strange rock formations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun to explore, climb the rock formations and look in the little caves. Big rocks out in the water are cool too. We were there at high tide but I hear at low tide you can walk out to them

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

While the town of Vik is located directly on Route 1 approximately 3 hours east of Reykjavik, its black sand beaches are a short distance away from the main road and you must ask a local how to arrive by car or foot because it requires a hike. Not difficult to reach, but still not obvious to find either. Once... More 

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This beach is spectacular! The black sand with the white waves crashing onto it is beautiful and very picture worthy. Lots of pebbles and rocks that are very smooth from the waves beating up on them however no shells to find here.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Waves on a very windy day - wow and the Basalt column caves. During the summer there are also nesting Puffins and other sea birds

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The weather wasn't too bad when we were there (April 2015) so we walked about after parking our car by the beach. We also managed to find the abandoned DC plane on Solheimasandur. Normal cars are not allowed to be driven in, so if you're too lazy to walk, rent a 4x4 instead. We rented a Suzuki Vitara and it... More 

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