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Address: Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
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Black Sand

This place must be visited when you come to Iceland. Check the weather forecast to be properly dressed for enjoying this great place!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place must be visited when you come to Iceland. Check the weather forecast to be properly dressed for enjoying this great place!

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great to see, walk and explore on the black sand, watching and hearing the power of the waves pounding the shore. An incredible site.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

love this place, definitely a photographers dream to take some real stunning shots--however do not turn your back from the ocean. A german tourist lost her life about one week before we visited, probably trying to get that shot. Not worth it. Great views, awesome geology to look at and free bathrooms and a cafe if you need to recharge.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

sublime geology, nice walk & puffins and other birds. it was bit rainy and windy, but a must see place in south Iceland.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since it was winter, it was a race to get to Vik to check out this beach before we lost the daylight. Once there, it is such a fascinating site to see. Miles of black sand on the beach and rock formations jutting from the sea. It is definitely a can't miss when driving down the southern coast of Iceland.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Both the beach and the rocks are excellent. It should be seen exactly. Do not get close to the sea, since the waves are incredible and may take you inside of the sea in a second. Do not stand too much under the rocks, since they may fall down. But the view is awesome. It was too crowded, I recommend... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very cool to see this in person. Theres also cliffs nearby you can see puffin. Scenery as far as the eye can see.

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Thank Josh G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only stop here if you have the time. The reviews I saw on tripadvisor made this place sound really great. I saw people saying that they could spend hours here and that it was a must-see Iceland sight. But I was kind of disappointed. I expected to spend a good hour or more here, but we ended up staying for... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've never been to a black sands beach before this is a wonderfully weird experience - like something from Game of Thrones. We went on a particularly stormy day which made it even more amazing. If you can - visit the side which has views of "God's Penis" which is what the locals call an unusual phallic shaped rock... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is a very beautiful and interesting place to visit as Basalt is something that hard to find. however, it is windy and dangerous from the heavy waves nearby.

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