Stokksnes

Stokksnes, Vatnajokull National Park: Address, Phone Number, Stokksnes Reviews: 3.5/5

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Aditya
The Netherlands6 contributions
Sep 2021
View was stunning. Its a paid private property but if its worth it or not is bit questionable as you can get similar views in iceland elsewhere but still everything is unique in its own way. If money(if I remember roughly 10 euro) is not a big concern then i would recommend visiting.
Written October 1, 2021
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Elliot
13 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
This is one of a few spots that if the weather is anywhere halfway decent—go! On the other hand if it is raining, heavy clouds or foggy, give it a pass. This stop is 100% about the view across the lake. Nothing else here (worth the entry fee) doing.
Written October 3, 2021
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Holly M
Nashville, TN32 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
IF the weather is clear I imagine this place is stunning and would be a must see.

If it is overcast or rainy though, as it was the day we went, I'd say it's not worth going, as you can't appreciate any of the stunning mountain points. The Viking cafe was the most expensive cup of coffee on our trip. Do not waste your money on going to see the Viking village. Overpriced and underwhelming, most of it is falling down, flooded, muddy, and you can't walk inside any of the building.
Written November 18, 2017
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atravelingvegan
Provo, UT241 contributions
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
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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Sabrina
Iceland5 contributions
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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Eddie T
Northallerton, UK157 contributions
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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Madeleine V
1 contribution
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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valou4960
Eupen, Belgium1 contribution
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
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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