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Black Sand Beach

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Address: Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 571 2718
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Drove here from Eyrarbakki and enjoyed it very much. The rain had let up and we walked around in the beach and cliff areas watching out for birds. It is a definitely worth the... read more

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Drove here from Eyrarbakki and enjoyed it very much. The rain had let up and we walked around in the beach and cliff areas watching out for birds. It is a definitely worth the effort to go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Place was good for some scenic photographs. Although it is a good stop for a break, the toilets there are chargeable.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

About two hours by car from Reykjavik just before the small town of Vik, there is a beautiful, black sand beach with great photo opportunities. My wife and I were both glad that we took the turn-off from the highway to discover this. We spent about an hour taking pictures and exploring the area but not take a dip in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our last stop before we were losing daylight hours. The sand is so soft. The basalt columns are majestic. Everyone was climbing and taking photos of them. It was a beautiful place to look at the ocean and be happy!!

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Duarte, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The black sand is definitely a different sight, but the real highlight of the beack, for me, was the cave, created from the basalt columns. The cave isn't very deep, but it's size is deceptive. It does not seem like a very large opening, but as I approached, I was in awe of the structure of it. Definitely worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful black sand beach like no other on the planet. The basalt salt formation is unreal. A bit windy on the day we went so dress appropriately and take a gazillion photos. It is amazing.

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Julian, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very easy drive and easy to get down to the beach. We went on a day that was SUPER foggy so viewing the cliff above was impossible, but walking on the beach and seeing the cliffs and stones and caves was amazing. This is must see!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great view over the black beach made by an volcano. Nice and excellent guides who tell all sort of history and present day facts.You can wander around on your own which was pretty nice to make pictures. I enjoyed myself to the fullest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous basalt columns / cliffs, beautiful black sand, and sounds of roaring waves crashing into shore are definitely highlights! Overall, stunning landscape and highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Black Sand Beach & Basalt Columns on the only day it snowed in Vik whilst we were in Iceland (November 30, 2016). This is a great place for photos and a definite must-stop destination. Given it's on the coast, it was super windy but if the weather had been better, we'd probably have walked up and down... More 

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