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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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  • Visiting this b;ck sand beach was Beautiful and Amazing! The views, caves, cliffs were all fantastic  more »
  • This was probably one of the most unique beaches I have ever seen. We were there on a cloudy day and the landscape looked eerie and cool at the same time. Can see on your own and be sure to stop and h...  more »
  • Black sand, black small stones and a beautiful blue ocean with loads of beautiful places to go. I spent some time in this place admiring a beautiful sunset with the snowed mountains on my back. Really...  more »