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

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48 girls got blown to bits and snowed upon but they loved it. Great basalt columns and great waves. Worth a visit. When the weather is good the are some great views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Pretty much every beach that we saw in Iceland was a black sand beach, so we didn't really understand the significance of this beach's name. Regardless, we found the rock formations pretty interesting, especially when there were icicles hanging under them in the naturally formed caves. Strong waves as well.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We stayed near to this beach and tried to explore it two times, both when it was very rainy. But it was still enjoyable! Be careful of the waves, they will come upon you without warning. A couple next to us got completely soaked, not fun in the cold!

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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

48 girls got blown to bits and snowed upon but they loved it. Great basalt columns and great waves. Worth a visit. When the weather is good the are some great views.

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Northern NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

While not for swimming, the views here were outstanding. The basalt cliffs were fairly impressive, not to mention the gorgeous black sand beach!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Black sand beach is a must. We visited first thing on a wet and windy morning which added to the character. The cafe wasn't open but had public toilets on the side of the building.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The whole are is truly astonishing, the beach, the sand, the cliffs that are visible in the distance...I have no words to describe what I felt when I saw all of those. We went back on the way to the capital and even in a snow storm we went down on the beach and got sand for home :) and... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just around the corner from Vik, the southern-most point of Iceland. Amazing rock formations right on the beach with the 3 troll women pulling their boat just off the coast. Look carefully for some troll faces in the cliff walls.

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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is absolutely stunning. The view of the black beach sand alone makes it an attraction for me. It's an easy drive from Vik (about 20 minutes or so) and there are a few things to see there. First the black sand makes a very cosy walk along the beach shore. Photos of the stone pillars is a must... More 

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was one of my favorite picture spots of the whole trip. Between the white surf, blue water, black sand, and basalt columns, it was just gorgeous. Be very careful in the water though...there is a strong current! Our guide had to tell some tourists to get out of the surf and about 10 seconds later they were covered from... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Love the pebbles/rocks that make up the beach just as much as the columns. Spend the time and visit this attraction.

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