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Black Sand Beach

Vikurbraut, Vik, Iceland
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Vik
Type: Beaches
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San Francisco, CA
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141 reviews 141 reviews
34 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

This took us a while to figure out, so I thought that I would share. The beach commonly referred to as the black sand beach at Vik is really two beaches. If you're in Vik, you will invariably see a campground near the N1 and trails to a black sand beach toward the troll stacks. This is not a very... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We had our share of luck as we had clear sky and relatively warm day. The black sand beach was a suberb place, the rocks, sea and sand itself is just unbelevable. Watch out with the kids for the waves though, they were very strong on a otherwise calm day and the waves broke down and came some 10-20 meters... More

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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The black beaches in the souht of Iceland are really black. There is no shell fish in that area, so the is only volcanic rocks and ashes that have formed the black beaches, making the extra black for that reason. Be very careful with the ocean waves, as they can be very dangerous and have been known to sneak up... More

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Greve, Denmark
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The combination of black sand and impressive rock-formations makes this an obvious place to visit if you stay in the area. And if you just drive though, make sure to park the car, grab the camera, stretch your legs and walk the 150 meters from the main road to draw some clean Atlantic air and snap a few pictures of... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife and I recently visited Iceland and took a trip to Vik to see the Black Sand Beach. Awesome! Not sure if we arrived at just the right time and got lucky, but puffins were flying around everywhere! Great photo opportunities!

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Galati, Romania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you like the ocean, the wind, the birds, the sand then it's the perfect place to go. Never too much people because of the wind, you can enjoy the silence and to listen the nature's music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

It's amazing to see the basalt sea stacks coming out of the water and the legend of the trolls associated to them! The black sand, the stones, the water...everything it's amazing! The weather was rainy but we enjoyed a lot :)

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

this was so incredible!!! I've been on Australia beaches, Bahamian pinks sand beaches, but this took the cake- black sand beach was simply amazing! We event took a small baggie of black sand home with us:)

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The black sand beach at Vik with its backdrop of mountains and cliffs and stacks (trolls) is stunning. Well worth the experience Watch out for the weather though, and Vik is reputed to be the wettest place in Iceland. You can visit nearby Dyrholaey and Reynisfjara with its basalt columns. Also Skogarfoss is not too far.

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Singapore, Singapore
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A simply magical place. The basalt formations and black sand makes it a very scenic place. To access, from the ring road, turn into road#215 (Reynishverfisvegur; Reynir, a short distance from Vik) and travel to the carpark right at the end (immedaitely beside the beach). From here, you could view Reynisdrangar (3x sea stacks off the coast), access Halsanefshellir (vaulted... More

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