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Address: Vikurbraut, Vik, Iceland
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Top 10 of the most beautiful beaches in the world

This beach has stolen my heart! To me this is one of the most beautiful beaches of the world! Very peaceful, quiet and pure!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This beach has stolen my heart! To me this is one of the most beautiful beaches of the world! Very peaceful, quiet and pure!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Black sand beaches are always fun but I loved the cliffs and rock formations here. Edging it out over beaches I have visited in Santorini and Hawaii.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Okay, it is Iceland. But it is also summer. So one might expect the water temperature to be at least tolerable. One would be wrong... ;) Since you have some souls brave enough to go in the water, expect you might see some nakedness in the parking lot as those folks change into dry clothes. It is Europe, after all!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful wild and eery part of the world. Vik itself is a tiny town so this was a lovely surprise. Take time to sit back and really enjoy this distinct and wonderfully raw sight

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The black sand beach is a wonderful area. The rock formations are very interesting and the black sand and rocks are just beautiful. It is one of the landmarks around iceland to see puffins. It is difficult though, but we did manage to see a couple of them. Beautiful views and nice photo area. It was extremely windy though which... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place is gorgeous! Definitely worth a stop! Beautiful black sand beach, caves, stone pillars, a view of the sea. Beautiful.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great area. I'm sure it would've been amazing for photograph if the weather was great but it was definitely cool to still catch puffins before they all left for the season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

do look at your map then see the coastline here. At the black sands beach there is a large modern cafe which gave welcome respite from the wind. It is near the troll rocks but these can really be seen more clearly further away from the other end of the bay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My travel partner said "this can't be real". The black sand beach was one of the most interesting sites in Iceland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A must-see while in Vik - cool to see the rock formations and Puffins! We got soaked by a wave while examining the black sand so watch out!! :)

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