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Black Sand Beach

Address: Vikurbraut, Vik, Iceland
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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This was a big wide beach with black sand together with interesting rock formation by the foothill of the mountain. These hexagon shape rock formed there was not as impressive comparing to the Giant Causeway in Ireland. With the big wave coming in the sea water could come on to the shore closer than you expected. We were told by... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Not really optional. Comes as part of the package with the South Coast tour, different but didn't really do it for me.

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Did not dislike anything but don't expect to build sandcastles and the wind is wicked!! It is unique, just like the rest of the country. It was covered in snow when we visisted which is strange to see.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went above this and then below to the beach, There was a bus of about 50 people when we arrived. Wait until the bus leaves and you'll have the entire place to yourself. I"m told the waves are very dangerous and I believe it. I was reprimanded several times by the "bus" guide that I was too close to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The part of the beach we went to was a short drive up ahead of Reynir. The place is very pretty with a small cave, huge vertical rocks in the water and interesting rock faces on the banks adding to the view. The sand is quite fine and it really is black!! There is a cafe at the beach but... More 

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tallahassee,fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Black sand beach, waves crashing, virgin snow contrasting with the sand and northern lights dancing above. A profound profound evening

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There is no way this place isn't gorgeous in the summer, but in winter it is spectacular. When we arrived it was flurrying a bit and the beach was coated in a layer of fresh powder. With the rocks poking out and the sky just the right amount of grey, you would've sworn we had switched to black and white.... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was a snowy day on the black beach of Vik. You cannot imagine how beautiful was seeing the snow on the black sand and the stormy weather rising white waters, splashing into the black. Great atmosphere like in a black and white picture. The coastline is rocky and stunning. Worth a visit.

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Part of our south tour. Spent 3 nights in Vik and we were very lucky because we had wonderful weather and it was very warm. We were there late afternoon and the jet black sand and unique cliffs were out of this world. - must see words can not describe the beauty of this place!

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St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We loved this beach and it was very beautiful to visit in the Winter. Fun to visit a black sand beach in the snow. It was very dramatic and lovely. Views were fantastic. We fortunate to have perfect weather that day! I am sure it is worth the stop all year long.

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