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Black Sand Beach

Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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“black sand” (554 reviews)
“rock formations” (214 reviews)
“be careful” (120 reviews)
Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. It looks that Iceland has problems with clear signs, because there is no directions how to find it, but you definitely should. We caught a moment when the beach belonged just us and that is amazing! :)

Thank Elīna J
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

really scenic place, and the sand is just so weird, with caves and the volcanic formations, it is just an epic place, and a must see when driving through the south. Careful getting too close to the water, normally they are small waves but then...More

Thank Steve and Pauli... B
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Was there during heavy snow, therefore the black sand was covered white, but that contrast made it beautiful. Watch for dangerous waves at the beach, water is coming fast and far.

1  Thank Sandra I
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Black sand beach is amazing, from the rock formations to the crashing waves to the black sand it's such a unique sight to see. Do use caution and watch for Rogue waves because they will catch you by surprise.

Thank Geo89_12
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Great basalt columns on the Black Sand beach at Reynisfjara. Also at least two good caves on the beach. Watch out for the waves though. The beach is known to be dangerous. You'll see the fury of the Atlantic in winter on this magnificent beach!

Thank VAPilot
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The view out to sea that cold rainy morning and the amazing variety of basalt rock and lava formations and textures on the beach. The gulls flying furiously, tourists struggling to make their way up and back against the high winds - and a lone...More

Thank NancyJean9446
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Our November visit to Vik in Iceland was not beach weather but we could appreciate the beauty of the cliffs and rock formations and the odd, black sand beach. We walked through a hailstorm as the black beach was speckled with tiny white chunks of...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 14 November 2017

In my excitement at arriving (it is a 2 1/2 hr drive from Reykjavik) and seeing threatening clouds I quickly dashed down to the black sand beach near the coffee shop. I was the only person there. It was stunning - and as I took...More

Thank Bugonjug
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The basalt columns and lava caves at this beautiful beach surrounded by the wild ocean used to be a mystic and special place that we were looking forward to return to at the very end of October 2017. What a shock to see that it...More

2  Thank TravelSiMa
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

it's one thing to see and hear of this beach in the internet, and another to be actually walking in it. I was just blown away with it. who wouldn't with its black sand, insane basalt columns, towering cliffs and caves. not to mention that...More

Thank kikumantsing
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11 December 2017|
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Response from RAD10977 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...the same. .Reynisfjara is the beach with the huge basalt columns. While facing the water, the sea stacks will be on your left. It is incredibly dramatic and not to be missed. BUT...There is another Black Sand Beach... More
Laura N
30 September 2017|
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Response from AdventurousRetirees | Reviewed this property |
No charge, just park in the (also free) large parking lot and walk.
25 August 2017|
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Response from Jawn K | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I took some from the beach. I saw no signs restricting us from doing so. We put them in our carry on and security didn't say a word when going through the x-ray.