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Black Sand Beach

Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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“basalt columns” (288 reviews)
“black sand” (517 reviews)
“be careful” (110 reviews)
Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

2 weeks around the Iceland and this beach took my breath away. It is magnificent. Colors, atmosphere simply amazing. Would highly recommend this stop to anyone coming this way

Thank Mariana B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The basalt columns are pretty amazing along with other interesting rock formations. The beach is quite long, but has a warning sign for "sneaker waves" which catch people ignoring the surf to take photos of the rock formations and occasionally result in tourist deaths. If...More

Thank JP-in-MD
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of tourists close to the car park. It gets quieter if you walk a bit further. Impressive rocks. Impressive ocean. Worth the visit.

Thank Peter v
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It very beautiful beaches with black sand . Basalt columns and the lava formation stones. It is lactated in southeast Iceland near The town name Vik. Be careful as there are warning signs that there are sneakers wave which can pull the people very near...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Yeah there were tons of people, and yes some people climbed so far up the columns that it was pretty dangerous, and yes there was even a drone flying around(!) but somehow it still wasn't spoilt because hands down this place is just stunning. We...More

Thank p4tiny
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short trip off the highway. We enjoyed the black pebble beach and further down, the black sand beach, the basalt columns and caves, the huge rocks and the roaring sea. We visited very early in the morning (on our way to the glacier Lagoon)...More

Thank Jzjsolo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately you don't get any taste of being in this beautiful spot. I went there during sunset and it was full of people screaming and photographing. They should just stop every single bus from entering there and charge entrance then beautiful beach will reappear

Thank GT-martin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is pretty mind blowing. The Raw Power of the Ocean here is crazy! Stay away from the water as many tourists are lost here every year. Walk left down the beach to the end to see the crazy waves crash into the rocks....More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 1 week ago

So incredible. beautiful beaches. sand is so fine. great place to visit when in Iceland. Love the different terrain in Iceland.

Thank grace91859
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a fan of the ocean for all of its poet and beauty, you will love Black Sand Beach. It is an absolutely breathtaking view with multiple options for great photos all within a 2 minute walk from the parking lot. Photos just...More

Thank FarawayDream
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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.
15 June 2017|
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Response from Sunny E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure it really will be a problem if you don't go too far near the water (and really there is much more to see directly at the cliffs.) After a quick google search I found a forecast (just google 'tide times vík', I... More
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