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Sabrina
Iceland5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Ok to be honest, I should have read the reviews at first and then would have known about it. But as I'm living in Iceland I just spontaneously stopped everywhere and read no "tourists information" beforehand.
I didn't pay the high fee to enter the beach (which is privately owned), I thought it is ridiculous to pay to look at a mountain. It sure may be beautiful but honestly to tell from the photos there are many many other more beautiful mountains on the way to the east where people can take photos for free and also a lot of black sand beaches with the mountains. Might be good for tourists who just want to get that particular shot checked from their bucket list and I'm sure enough people will pay it after driving the long gravel road there. But it's absolutely not ok to request so much entry cost for a 10min stop to take a photo.
Written May 27, 2020
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atravelingvegan
Provo, UT235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This is a private beach with a dirt road to drive in. My 2WD made it just fine. You stop at the Viking Cafe and pay your per person entrance fees (900 ISK in Sept 2021). There is an old movie set here from a Viking show, which is really cool to check out. You can go inside some of the structures, which makes for fun pictures. The beach is absolutely stunning! You get Vestrahorn as the back drop and beautiful fine grained black sand. the way the water sits on the sand here, you'll probably end up with some photos that appear you are walking on water. It's really beautiful, not as busy as some of the other black sand beaches you can visit. The mountain reflection in the water is stunning as well. It's not a long drive from route 1, only a few minutes down a dirt road. I definitely recommend stopping if you're driving through.
Written September 29, 2021
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Martijn V
Leiden2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I have been to Stokksness a couple times. Last time in May 2021. Previously I only had to pay to take the car down the road to get quicker to the beach. But now EVERYBODY needs to pay even when walking.
Payment was (and probably still is) peculiar. The ticketmachine outside never worked and the reception / cafe is not open 24/7 to pay for your ticket.

I think it is reasonable to pay for parking at the cafe and/or driving to the beach. But as far as I know you can hike / walk anywhere in Iceland WITHOUT paying. But apparently the landowner thinks otherwise and considers visitors as cash-cows.
Written October 6, 2021
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Madeleine V
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Very unfriendly people running the visitor centre, and no way to access the nature for free. From the moment you get down the dirt track you are greeted with signs demanding payment or showing private land. You cannot even look around without being asked to pay. The signs show paths that in reality you are not allowed to walk on.
Written August 6, 2020
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J B
Hofn, Iceland27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
I was with my friend and we asked for 2 tickets to go inside and we were charged 2700isk when the price is 900isk per person. At first we thought that the price went up due to inflation but when we got to meet our friend outside who already had bought a ticket 5 minutes ago she said she only paid 900isk. We asked the lady for our money back and she had no explanation to what ocurred and just gave us cash back. Before that, we were many times in Stokksnes because we are workers for hospitality in the area and we recomend very much this place to our guests. However after this atempt of scam and the unfriendliness experienced by the staff we regret that we will no longer recomend this place to anyone as long as they keep this weird policy of charging money to walk on their land, which is not even marked... We are not offered an explanation of what to do inside or anything. Before that there was a lady asking if she can take some pictures to horses which she was denied because 'lamdowners dont like people around horses'. It is a very intimidating person in your cafe selling your tickets. I have not experienced this kind of rudeness anywhere in Iceland. I am very sorry that Stokksnes had become this greedy.
Written December 7, 2022
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dyoungbar
Boonsboro, MD47 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
They charge 900 per person to see nothing special. Some of the less beautiful areas in Iceland. There is a farm next door to the cafe with a crazy lady who screams at all the tourists. She yells they are stupid and other things. A very aggressive woman who may or may not be affiliated with the cafe. Please don’t waste your time there.
Written February 22, 2023
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Alex R
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Do not come here! We followed GPS to the site, which apparently bypassed the Viking Café where you have to pay 1000 Kr per person to enter this awful tourist trap. The land owner came up to us in his red pickup truck and proceeded to yell at us "WHERE IS YOUR TICKET?!" to which we replied, "Sorry, we didn't see where to pay, can you tell us where to go?" The answer from this angry, miserable ogre was "You're on my farm!!!" He then followed us in his truck to make sure that we paid. We honestly should have just left. Gave us such a disgusting feeling. He has to be the most unfriendly person in all of Iceland, and if you read other reviews, you'll note I'm not the only one who thinks this. We understand he probably has to deal with people coming onto his property, but he has no problem collecting money from them to treat them like garbage. Why don't you keep the land and the view all to yourself and make your money some other way if you don't want anyone else to step foot on it? For the record, the place is littered with garbage, rotting construction material, and doubles as his junkyard. The people at the Viking Café are almost as unpleasant as this ugly, cantankerous ogre. All of Iceland is gorgeous and is filled to the brim with beautiful view -- do NOT waste even one iota of your time thinking of stopping here or a single Krona on this overrated, hostile, tourist trap. You've been warned.
Written August 18, 2023
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Eddie T
Northallerton, UK179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I’ve seen a few reviews complaining about the cost of visiting this area, but personally I have no problem with a land owner charging a small fee to access this stunning location. The gravel road to get there is a little bumpy, but no too bad, and we thought the scenery was magical. If you don’t mind paying the small fee, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the views! Although, as others have said there is also plenty of free scenery to see.
Written June 11, 2022
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valou4960
Eupen, Belgium1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Really Bad experience for us there.
You have to pay 900 ISK, they said this is to protect the nature but they don't use the money that way...
We wanted to make the 11 km ride... It was awful !! We almost got lost : there are no signs to show the way, you have to guess where you have to go and it was dangerous !
They should be ashamed...
Written June 27, 2022
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Nuenen_paul
Nuenen, The Netherlands223 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
What a ripp off!!
One of the most diverse Islands on the planet, Iceland has many beautiful places, and national parks. All for free.
This is private domain. And they charge you ISK 900 per person (about €7) for … yeah.. actually what for??
This place is advertised and recommended, but DONT GO!
In the photos i added you see the map with hiking routes. They dont exist! The red route is even not accessible! When we insisted (because we like hiking and wanted to do the red route, with extra loop, and then the yellow one) they let us pass, but it was not really worth it.
The place is full of trash. A scrapyard. Gravel industry, with lorries, racing on and off…
The beach is nice. We saw a whale feeding in the ocean, and later a few seals, but there is many other places in Iceland where you can spot them. For free!!
The lighthouse and old marine station are closed of and surroundings are decaying concrete.
The “viking village” is from a tv set, of a recording that was never broadcasted, and hardly worth visiting.
My advice… keep your ISK 900 in your pocket and save yourself the time to come here!
Written July 21, 2021
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