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“A must see when you in Vik” 5 of 5 stars
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Black Sand Beach
Vikurbraut, Vik, Iceland
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“A must see when you in Vik”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Stunning views - a must see when you in Vik. It can be quite windy and waves can be quite high so be careful! It is worth visiting in winter, but I bet it must be beautiful in summer. Would definitely want to go back.

Visited November 2013
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“Worth a quick visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We got here just as dusk was setting in, making for even more dramatic but very challenging photographic conditions. For sure this is only a small part of the trip along the south shore, but it's worth 20 minutes. No facilities other than some information boards and parking.

Visited December 2013
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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“Black Beach at Vik í Mýrdalur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Just a short walk from the car park in the middle of the village you can walk along the pristine black beach. The sculpture to commemorate Vik's association with Hull (UK) points the way. The church above the village is very picturesque as are the little houses on the side of the hill. We lunch in the little cafe near the car park, the lamb steaks were very good, and compared to the cost of eating out elsewhere in Iceland it was reasonably priced.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating geology”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Whilst staying at Vik we visited this great beach. It was sleety and windy but did not diminish the experience of seeing some great basalt columns. Although there were a couple of English school trips they were busy being blown about too and were equally fascinated by the mystery of the black volcanic sand.

Visited October 2013
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“Extraterrestrial like place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The rock pillars formation near the beach is a must see in Iceland. Next to the rock formation, we also saw a large "cave", which is actually not a real cave, just a perceptive illusion if you view the formation from side. The whole beach area is filled not with sand, but black pebbles. These black pebbles are round and smooth. All these spectacular sceneries plus the ferocious waves from the sea make Black Sand Beach an out of the Earth experience for us.

Visited October 2013
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