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Black Sand Beach

Vikurbraut, Vik, Iceland
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Vik
Type: Beaches
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Interesting features on the east side of the beach. The waves were quite dramatic when we visited. Keep youngsters away from the water though. They seem to be building a visitor centre there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The beaches are actually pebble beaches and are more beautiful during the sunrise. Make sure to go down to the little beach at the end of Vik for a good view of Reynisdranger too.

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LONGWOOD
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went to Vik as part of a South Shore tour. It was a beautiful sunny day until we reached Vik. The skies were grey and the wind picked up. The waves were crashing heavily on the beach. We we warned to stay clear of the water's edge, as it doesn't take much to be pulled out to sea. The rock... More

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Belmar, New Jersey
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Awesome beach. Cool rock formations. If you time it right and arrive here when the tour buses have wrapped up for the day or haven't arrived yet you'll really enjoy it. On the road out you pass a cool church that is pretty picturesque, too. You have to stop at these places, it's why you came to Iceland. And once... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed in a great cabin on this beach (Gardar). I highly recommend it! If you can go during low tide, you can get across to a beautiful cave which has great examples of geology. The black sand rocks are beautiful and make a very nice walk!

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Vik's black beaches are an absolute MUST SEE. They completely blew us away, and the experience was indescribable. I'd recommend them to anyone!!!

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Tennessee
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

One of our tours during our stay in Iceland took us to the southernmost village in Iceland, Vik. The main attraction here is the black basalt sand beaches. Now, keep in mind, it was blowing ~50mph when we visited. Rain falling sideways and a shore break that threatened to carry you to your death if you got too close. There... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stopped for petrol at the station in Vik and then walked behind the petrol station down to the beach (about a 3 min walk). There is no fanfare, signs, etc.--just great views down the beach as far as you can see to the east and to a short outcropping of rocks to the west. The views behind you of... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The gorgeous black sand and crashing waves were magnificent. There was still snow and ice and it was like being in another world. We did this as part of an all day tour of the southern shore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Already reviewed this under Reynisdrangar. It's easily my favorite place in Iceland, and I loved that country so that's saying something. Must see!

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