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Black Sand Beach

Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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  • Average3%
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“black sand” (541 reviews)
“basalt columns” (305 reviews)
“be careful” (117 reviews)
Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Black Beach as part of one of our organised trips. There is a good car park and a low key cafe which serves a good selection of food. I had the meat soup which was very nice indeed. There is a short...More

Thank PWStaffordshire
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We didn’t do this and just arrived on a whim. Lucky for us the tide was out and we were able to see the amazing basalt columns. I would recommended walking past the first big cave and around the corner. This will not only give...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time i have actually seen a black sand beach though it was more white than black after the recent snowfalls. This beach locally known as Reynisfijara situate next to the fishing village of Vik i Myrdal is Iceland's best example of black sand (lava)...More

Thank Idris A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are so glad we made the trip to Vik to see these beaches. We arrived just a little before sunset and the beaches were offset by snow and the amazing golden/pink light that bathes winter Iceland for almost 5 hours each day. I had...More

1  Thank Monica C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend to stop and take some pictures. About 10 min off main hwy 1. Stay for a coffee and watch the view from restaurant to warm up.

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful views across the sea on a bright sunny, winter morning. Wonderful contrast between snow and black coastline. Amazing Basalt columns to take photos on. Very dangerous waves, we had to run up the beach away from a small, fast one. Views of the Glacier...More

Thank Penny R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Avoid getting sandblasted to death by wearing appropriate clothing! this place is a bit of a tourist trap.

Thank Pegasus2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

the basalt columns, the waves crashing on the rocks, the black sand, the cliffs in the distance...it's worth a visit. Just be careful of the waves...

Thank Shubh K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing location. A beautiful place you must visit when in Iceland. There is also a cafe close to the parking lot if you want to eat or drink something.

Thank denny p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is totally awesome! The basalt columns are the same in Northern Ireland at the giants causeway. It’s quite windy.... take care of the sneaker waves. Be sure to walk down to left and see both caves. There’s a little cafe for a snack...More

Thank Tlynn C
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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.
24 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.