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Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
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Reviewed today via mobile

It is a beautiful site to behold once you eat around the throngs of people who are trying to take exactly the same photos as you. It was a bit stormy the day we went and as with the rest of Iceland, strong winds are...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed today

Fascinating place and well worth the visit. This was a must for my son aged 11 as some of the star wars scenes were filmed here. We had a lovely sunny day to enjoy it here.

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed today

You won't see anything like this anywhere else, even in Iceland. The basalt columns here are HUGE and I have never seen them as impressive except in northern Ireland at Giant's Causeway. The black sand beach here is different than others--tiny rounded pebbles instead of...More

Thank lowens311
Reviewed yesterday

Honestly the rock formations here are incredible. There is a cave (that was in GoT for fans out there) and around the cave more jutting out rocks. They're in such unique formations and patterns, it really is cool. Oh and the sand is black. It...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don’t miss this unusual sight if you’re anywhere near Vìk. The black sand, the basalt columns and formations, puffins nesting, Dyrhólaey in the distance are so interesting. But, be sure to stay back from the water’s edge, and never turn your back on the ocean....More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very impressive beach even on a bad weather day. One of the reasons why people see Vík. You can see a bit of it from the town itself but the long beach part is slightly further to the West.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just as pictured. Not going to be eSy to say 100 characters - would just say, take the 30 minutes drive off main road to take a look.

Thank RescuePaws22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach with tremendous waves and I interesting rock formations. We stopped here late at night as it was summer and the sun never sets. the setting is just unbelievable.

Thank Eva M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit here. The black beach in indescribable with millions of rounded rocks of all sizes and caves carved over millennia from rock that I didn’t think could form as it did. We built a family cairn on one of the walls, which...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 4 days ago

o my weather wasn't the best. 2 days of fog, rain, and high winds, but it didn't stop me from visiting here twice. Come early or after 5pm to avoid the large number of tourist buses. Marvel at the beautifully polished volcanic stones on the...More

Thank Maeve R
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Response from Traveler T | Reviewed this property |
I was with a pre booked group tour for the whole Island. There may be but you will have to use this site and google.
22 May 2018|
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Response from GorjesFamTrav | Reviewed this property |
We hired a private driver/guide. A local guy through a company. He was great! Very very knowledgeable. Takes a couple days to see all the “must see” sites at least.
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