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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It's beautiful, great for taking pictures that look otherworldly, and the birds and rocks are pretty, but 30 minutes should do it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This beach is beautiful and the rock formations unique. It's not far from the highway. This is a must see if you are in the area. Not for swimming. The road to the beach is a bit rough.

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Belleville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The scenery here is unreal. The rock formations are amazing the caves are unforgettable. On a good day there are puffins every where

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Urbandale, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The walk is worth the trouble and you can see the caves used in the movie Noah. The film was no where as good as the scenery. Photos abound all around.

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Evanston, Wyoming
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you are like me your vacation to Iceland won't be complete without spotting some puffins. From the cliffs above the beach we were able to spot several puffins! The beach itself is very pretty with large waves crashing on the black sand and pebbles. We spent about 90 minutes in this area.

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Cos Cob, Connecticut, United States
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34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

As noted in the 8/1/14 review below there are 2 beaches. The one right in Vik is interesting and you can see puffins on the cliffs. Not bad if you are staying in Vik and want to take a stroll. The other one - Reynisfjara - is unbelievable. You get there on a road a few km west of Vik.... More

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Parksville, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The volcanic black sand beach with unusual rock formations on land and in the ocean is a view unlike any other in Iceland, well worth the drive. A new restaurant at the beach is a nice spot to warm up with a coffee, if it's cool, wet or windy on the beach. There is also a nearby road up to... More

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Glenwood, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

From Vik, travel about about 5 km west on the Ring Road towards Selfoss. Turn on Route 215 towards Reynishverfisvegur. GPS coordinates: 63° 24' 07.2"N 19° 02' 27.5"W (63.4020108, -19.0409681)

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had always wanted to see black sand beach, as I've never seen black sand before. The weather when we visited had drizzle, but it didn't spoil the day. Saw some puffins having their nests at the rocks and I have no regrets seeing the place. This place is not like Mauritius, where people sun bathe, so don't bring swimming... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I had read that the Black Sand Beach was one of the top 10 beaches to visit. the sand is soft and so black. A definite must see. I am used to visiting the beach wearing a bathing suit not a winter coat so it was a once in a lifetime experience.

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