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Black Sand Beach

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Address: Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
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Amazing site to see

This place has so much to see and experience. The Basalt pillars and structures are amazing, the waves are great, and the black sand is so different. There is also a little shop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2017
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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place has so much to see and experience. The Basalt pillars and structures are amazing, the waves are great, and the black sand is so different. There is also a little shop to eat and use restrooms. Great spot for pictures and to enjoy. It was also pretty crowded so hard to get pictures without people in them.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This beach is one of a kind with black fine sand stretching far into the distance. Cave and rock formations off & on shore with fabulous rolling hills the cliff is haven for mating sea birds :)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The beach does have black sand, and we have been cautioned that the waves here are monstrous and extreme care should be taken not to go near it as the wave are very big and folds into many. If you have any aspiration to take selfie take it from a safe distance. Otherwise your life is not guaranteed as there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I realize that when I travel I am essentially more or less of a tourist, depending on how I travel, and that I'm writing this review to help people visit around the world. That said, it was certainly discouraging to see this beach crowded with tourists last time I visited Iceland. Part of what makes Iceland a magnificent experience is... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This beach is one of the best in southern Iceland. View of the Trolls (large rock formations) with the pounding waves is impressive. However use extreme caution and stay away from the waters edge.. Rogue waves can knock you down and drag you out to sea. A man was knocked down by a wave while photographing and not paying attention... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Great views and unusual to see black sand. The tide does get high though, we saw a few people get accidentally wet

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Thank Rosie_92_13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely black sand and pebbles. Stunning cliffs and rock formations. Huge waves and lots of tourists. What's not to like? XD

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Drive down a narrow road, you arrive in a car park with no view of what you are about to see. The rock formations are a wow, up there with the devils postpile in Mammoth. The sand and black pebbles are a real odd view. Follow the warning signs though as the see was powerful. A must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Beautiful and uncrowded in winter! Mind the tide tables though and watch out for "Sneaker Waves". It started to snow while were there and it was just magical!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

So much to see - a photographer's paradise. A word of warning - be very careful of the waves - can be very dangerous. It was one of the highlights of our holiday, even though the weather was very grey day.

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