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Black Sand Beach, Vik

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Perhaps one of Europe's most untraditional beaches, Black Sand Beach is covered completely in black stones and sand. This beach it is one of the wettest places in Iceland; and its beauty ranks with exotic beaches around the world. Islands magazine has listed it as one of the top ten beautiful beaches. Large columns of black basalt line the coast, sculpted over the years. Those who are brave can be seen climbing up for a photo opportunity. You won't want to swim here, though; the absence of landmass from here to Antarctica means these waters are strong and cold. The winds from the coast are quite powerful as well, so be sure to wear extra layers. Work out when and for how long to visit Black Sand Beach and other Vik attractions using our handy Vik tourist route planner.
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  • Very beautiful but so windy. I went in April and sand was hitting my eyes. I had tons of sand in my shoes too so maybe slippers would be better. Waves are huge so be careful!  more »
  • It was beautiful. The "sneaker waves" are no joke, watch out for them. It was one of those places you have to see to appreciate the beauty. Definitely worth the road trip to see.  more »
  • I visited in March and it was very windy and snowy the day I visited Black Sand Beach, I called it "White" Sand Beach. It's a must see since it is very easy to get to and still worth the trip, whateve...  more »