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MarcusLYK
Singapore, Singapore131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
An entrance fee is required at the Viking cafe, and you get access to the entire area, including the Viking movie set. We could not get to the movie set as the parking was pretty far away. There are no proper carparks as indicated on the map. You just stop anywhere by the road. The weather was good when we reached, and every photo of the mountains came out so dramatically beautiful. Definitely did not regret coming to this place.
Written March 6, 2020
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westerndesitraveler
California146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Really enjoyed, beautiful mountain, clear water for amazing photos. Paid 900 ISK/ per person and spent about 1 hour primarily at the main mountain with the shallow walk. (Note that water is not always in front of the mountain but luckily there was some water when we went). We didn’t visit lighthouse or other paths.
Written June 26, 2022
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RaczDavidBarbi
Debrecen, Hungary78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Vestrahorn is a beautiful place indeed, but there are many other equally beautiful places in Iceland where you don't have to pay so much for it. 900ISK/person, it would be a more fair solution if you only had to pay per car, like in other places. The viking village was a disappointment. Much more could be made out of it with a little attention. And it would be better if we could go into the houses.
Written September 29, 2022
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Per M
Copenhagen, Denmark149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We went here twice within two days. First day we waited 4 hours in the fog (from 16-20). Second day we waited 3 hours in the fog (from 7.30 to 10.30). This place has lots of photographic opportunities, but unfortunately the weather is unreliable. Even when the surroundings have a clear sky and full sun, Vestrahorn can be covered in fog. You have to be patient and lucky. We we patient, but not lucky.
Written August 18, 2021
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Bisbeticone
Seattle, WA112 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Beauty is everywhere you look in Iceland and, even though prices are generally high here, I never felt ripped off until today. The Viking Village is a ruin you’ll see in 10 minutes, and the beach has no more to offer than 20 others. The mountain is beautiful, but not 1000ISK beautiful — not with gorgeous mountains everywhere. They really have no right to charge for this — well, sure, they have the right; it just isn’t ethical.
Written July 3, 2023
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Cubicinches
Los Angeles, CA172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Honestly, I didn't find there to be anything all that special about the mountains and view. They're pretty, but not particularly memorable. I think they photograph better, especially with the right lighting. If you don't have time to see this, then don't stress about it.
Written August 5, 2021
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BobOxenburgh
Alamo, CA324 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
I admire their entrepreneurship, and every farmer has to make a living from a second activity. However, the hiking path is not safely marked out to the beach. After passing though the worn out Viking Village film set, we had quite an adventure getting to the beach between the ocean and the wetlands. The views of the Vestrahorn mountain are very certainly impressive. Using the 800 ISK ticket we drove through the gate down the gravel road toward the other beach. The road was just about suitable for our little Toyota. The final section was a rough ride. We found ourselves having to stop to let the trucks of excavated black sand go by at 50 kmh. All in all there are equal sights in Iceland to see without feeling you've been foolish.
Written August 14, 2018
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Wienprater
SINGAPORE787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
5-10 minutes drive from Hofn. This is one of my favourite places in Iceland. So peaceful and serene. Not many people around, only 1 or 2 other cars when we went. Photos turned out like postcard. We had to pay 800 ISK to access Stokksnes beach and a small Viking Village (pay at the Viking cafe, they accept credit card). After paying, you can drive past the metal chain blocking the road to access to Stokksnes beach. We also explored a small Viking village there (included as part of the fee). It looks more like a film set for Hobbit or Lord of the Ring. We saw many wild horses as we walked towards the Viking village. Be careful of horse poop along the road. There is a small cafe with toilet facilities there. To access to Vestrahorn, look out for the sign Stokksnes. There is a small road on the right, turn in and you will see the sign saying Stokksnes - Viking Cafe. Drive for some distance along the small road and you will reach it.
Written January 18, 2017
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Marc V
Reykjavik, Iceland35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The land owners discovered how people wanted to go here, so they made a couple of ugly, handwritten, home made cardboard signs in a rush to stop people from going to the beach. It nothing but greed and a money machine, taking advantage of people wanting to see nature. Ugh!
Don't pay the fee, seriously, go somewhere else in the vicinity, there are plenty of beautiful places. I'd recommend Hvalnesviti for example.
Written October 8, 2018
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oztraveller65
Melbourne Australia79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
This is our experience with Stokksnes beach via the access road. We were driving to the beach before sunrise and were doing like 80kmph on the dirt road.
Then saw a flickering line in front of us and our driver slammed the brakes hard.
Somehow the owner of that "private" road has put a chain across two big boulders on the road and he was diverting all traffic to route via his cafe. We were very lucky to stop the car in time otherwise there would be some serious damage to the vehicle.
Anyway, the owner is now charging 8 euros per head to use the road to access the Stokksnes black sand beach.
While it is his own perogative to charge access, putting a chain on the road to block vehicles is very dangerous.
Nevertheless, Stokksnes is one of the best sights in Iceland.
Written December 29, 2016
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