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Address: Vikurbraut, Vik, Iceland
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1. Black sand beach with white surf crashing onto it 2. Basalt columns that can be climbed 3. Puffins, terns, seagulls 4. Amazing rock formations 5. A just-big-enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

1. Black sand beach with white surf crashing onto it 2. Basalt columns that can be climbed 3. Puffins, terns, seagulls 4. Amazing rock formations 5. A just-big-enough cave How can you go wrong? OK, you might try swimming and be swept away by the really strong waves (there were people swimming when we arrived wearing parkas and hats -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful stop. You can't get in the water--it's prohibited(but really just freezing). The cafe at the beach is lovely--have a coffee, bring a towel to sit on, and enjoy the views.

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Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This must have been the most breathtaking place I've ever been. The power of the nature is so spectacular that I was just speechless. It is really worth a visit. Highly recommend!

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an exquisite place. Simply a dream for photographers. Lots of birds and natural beauty to see!

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VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

IF you are in the area already. It is not worth driving all the way there just to see it. I'm is in that area where it rains constantly but there are several waterfalls in the area.

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the Black Sand Beach. We took many photos while there. It was very chilly (windy) but the beauty with the finger like sculptures in the water was unsurpassed. I took home a few small rocks from the beach and made them into souvenirs for friends back home. There's a little cafe there that offers... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The area is volcanic so the beach is actually more volcanic stone rather than sand. It is a nice place to take some lovely photographs. It was quite windy when we were there, but certainly increased the atmosphere of the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really pretty and interesting stop if your touring Iceland, we were lucky with the weather so not sure what it would be like in the rain

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Nagpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The exotic black beach of Reynisfjara is a sight to see. The black pebbly 'talking' volcanic sand of the Icelandic beach is a wonderful sight to see and experience. The giants causeway towards the end of the Reynisfjara rocks is a sight to see. There is also a cave at the end of the beach head. If you approach from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was beautiful and wierd - but the wind picked up and we had to bend into it on the walk back round to the car park. I wish we had had more time to spend here - it deserves more than a quick stop on the way to somewhere else. Excellent cafe - simple and not trashy.

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Address: Vikurbraut, Vik, Iceland
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Vik

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