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Black Sand Beach

Vikurbraut, Vik, Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Vik
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Type: Beaches
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Troy, New Hampshire, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth the small detour off the main road to this beach. The column-like rocks that make up this cliff must be seen to be believed. Be sure to continue past the cliff and check out the cave.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
39 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

You're standing on a beach, the sand is beneath your feet, the waves are lapping the shore, there are cliffs nearby, there are stacks standing in the sea, but the sand below your feet is black in colour. Surreal, very surreal. Located in the tiny town (more a village really) of Vik, on Route 1, the southernmost town in Iceland.... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful black beach and rock formations unlike anything I've ever seen. Beautiful photo opportunity and just a lovely place to spend some time enjoying the views in all directions. Turned into one of our favorite spots.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Whenever I talk about Iceland - I talk about this place. Its absolutely beautiful here. Massive structures around you, black pebble sand below your toes, freezing cold wind, its just magical. Its very easy to get to, and a very nice drive out, so it really is no hassle to find this place. The only thing for us was that... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My mom and I drove to Vik for a day trip to experience the black sand beach and it did not disappoint. This is a must see for anyone traveling in the area! The vistas are magical with the mountains on one side and the large waves on the black sand on the other. We were there in the spring... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The black sand beaches of Vik are unreal. Jagged cliffs line the beaches, with huge formations just off shore. . . it really is a wonderful stop to make if you're in the area. I'm not sure I would go out of my way to visit, especially if it's windy or raining, but it's a wonderful place to take pictures... More

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Hillsborough, NB Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I have been to many beaches around the world and found this one to be so beautiful. The sand in some spots is just sea worn rocks, to very coarse sand to the typical beach sand all of which was Black!!!!!! When the sun hits the wet sand it sparkles beautiful. Just a little father up the beach are the... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Beautiful place! Normally I'm quite bored by beaches, so wasn't very excited about leaving coach to see this one... until I got there! One of my favourite places visited in Iceland. It's so different, so beatiful!

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Warsaw, Poland
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200 reviews 200 reviews
23 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Much better than Jokulsarlon itself. Quiet, impressive, no crowds. Best photo location due to contrast.

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Moscow, Russia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place! The sea and the rocks look amazing in sunset, and if you're lucky, you can get a chance to see puffins! This birds are pretty shy, but sometimes they stay close enough to see them.

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