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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We didn’t do much in Vik other than have lunch and gas up, BUT our stop in Reynishverfi beach to see Reynisdrangar (Columnar basalt) was definitely a highlight. I think the walk on the black beach and scenery there had more to offer than the Vik. A must in my opinion. The pictures we took there were absolutely unreal.

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brooklyn, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

As you approach the beach, your breath will be taken away by the stunning landscape. I've never visited a place like this before and I would definitely go back!

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you really want to see puffins, walk a bit down this beach and see the changes in the rocks from flat wafer size to silky black sand. On the ledges of the rock wall, you can see puffins up close and watch their rather silly flying method as they come and go.

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NYC
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I’ve been to a number of places in the world, and when we planned a trip to Iceland to take photographs, I had expectations that we’d see some beautiful things. Nothing prepared me for the sheer magnificence and truly unearthly beauty that we witnessed. Iceland is the world's 18th largest island, and is part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a ridge... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This beach is a must see when in Vik region. It's supposed to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There is a small cave as well. The naturally formed rocks provide a great photo oportunity for the close-ups.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The black sand beach is great and the cliffs breaking apart marching into the ocean visually stunning

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New York City, New York
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is the southernmost area of Iceland, the beach is composed of black basalt pebbles. The rock formations looked like giant crystals you could sit on, and there were giant stone formations that arose from the ocean (legend has it that they were trolls that got stuck coming onto the land....creepy). Since it was summertime, we were fortunate enough to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

seeing these was incredible. we went up to the top of the crag with the lighthouse and got an awesome view ... they stretched further than the eye could see

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Tranquil, unearthly, serene.....need I say more. Naturally beautiful and well worth the trip. Stop, relax and enjoy!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This wonderful black sand beach is fantastic, well worth a stroll at anytime of the day. Take your camera as you will also see the basalt columns as well as the fantastic stacks and stumps at both east and west of the long beach. If you are travelling in the winter months, make sure you bring a few layers and... More

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