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Address: Vikurbraut, Vik, Iceland
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AMAZING PLACE

The beach is black, the waves are a story high, the basalt column is absolutely amazing! For anyone who's having trouble finding the place on the map. It is at the end of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The beach is black, the waves are a story high, the basalt column is absolutely amazing! For anyone who's having trouble finding the place on the map. It is at the end of 'Reynishverfisvegur' road #215. ( There is another black beach so it gets confusing) A must go for iceland. Be careful the tides change quickly, especially scary in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is a must stop, take your time, and walk the beach. Look for puffins flying and nesting in August. Bring a lunch and take some photos. Great stop along the way ...

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Nivala, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Foggy weather, big waves, black sand and pebbles, lava columns, caves, lots of tourists, puffins. Solstafir-feeling :)

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Wind was blowing hard. But still worth it. Actually black pebbles. Amazing how cold with the wind. Basalt columns very cool

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Springfield.ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The area is located right next to a restaurant.You have to walk on a path which is surrounded by hundreds of flowering lupines.The black beach is an amazing site.The sand is so fine you could use it as pepper.There are also beautiful rock formations there.I would recommend stopping at this site.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Make no mistake and DO VISIT this BEACH if you are in ICELAND! No matter the weather, this truly is an awe inspiring place. I would go so far as to say that the beach at VIK ICELAND may be one of the most moving places I have ever been to. There seems to be some deep natural power exuding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting place: black sand, big waves in the sea, but mostly the basalt columns are impressive. I did expect it to be even bigger, but it was still worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

On a cloudy day it can be hard to see how amazing the view is, be patient, the rocks in the water and the waves are worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

That was a very long bus journey from Reykjavik, so the daily tour was actually nearly 12 hours with a Sterna bus, but this place worth this trip without any doubt. The ocean is beautiful, also the rocks and the landscape just amazing. There's a restaurant in the middle of nowhere, too and locals doing jeep tours what I haven't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A great photo opportunity. We were there when it was very cloudy but the beach was still visible and worth the drive in.

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

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