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Black Sand Beach

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Address: Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
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Breath taking beach. The view is beautiful. The waves are powerful and dangerous. If you don't have a guide who will warn you of the power of the waves and what can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breath taking beach. The view is beautiful. The waves are powerful and dangerous. If you don't have a guide who will warn you of the power of the waves and what can happen--beware! There was a tragedy there recently with a tourist who didn't appreciate the strength of the waves. The sand is black and sparkling. The rock formations are... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great beach to visit. Know that there are 2 entries. The one right in Vik is on the east side of the rocks, and is smaller, with less waves, but great in its own right. For the more dramatic views, go west of Vik, and turn east on road 215. This will take you to the Black... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Black Sand Beach is a must place to visit if you are in Iceland. The black sand is awesome and it a rugged beach but it is truly beautiful. The three black Basalt columns that stick out of the ocean "called Reynisdrangar" are a spectacular sight. We spent hours there exploring, picking up shells and taking many pictures. The... More 

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Wetaskiwin, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our trip as 3 Sisters' was amazing. You could feel the power of the Ocean and the waves. While we were there a cloud passed over us and showered us with sleet pellets which turned the beach from black to white within a minute, Beautiful in both colors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful site to see. The awesome power of the ocean can truly be seen here. The black sand which encompasses the entire beach is truly something to be seen. The rock formations are breath taking. Absolutely worth the trip to drive up and wander around on the shore line. BE VERY CAREFUL of "sneaker waves" Do not turn your back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ocean is very angry so do not go too close but is very pretty. Popular site and easy to see from road

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This area is quite breath taking from the stretch of black basalt sand to the cliffline (Reynisfjall), which is reminiscent of the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. The ocean is wild and can get very dangerous, as there is no landmass between here and the Antarctic. We visited on a wild and woolly day and took heed to the warning... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here as part of a tour on a gorgeous sunny day that clouded over when we got here. Even on a nice day the waves were impressively big and powerful. Basalt columns were imposing and beautiful and the black sand is so black (sounds obvious I know). Well worth a stop - but bring windproof clothing!

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited in March and the ocean was turbulent with the waves crashing into the surf. Beautiful setting with black sand and a huge wall of residual old volcano rock

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Black Sand Beach was one of my highlight places of all of our natural stops during our visit to Iceland. The waves were high and strong, the sand was beautiful, and the columns made an amazing photo backdrop. It really seemed like an adult playground. It was pretty cold and windy when we were there, but we still had... More 

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