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Black Sand Beach, Vik

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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. Use our Vik trip planner to add Black Sand Beach and other attractions to your Vik vacation plans.
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  • We arrive late afternoon and so heavy rain!!! But you still enjoy the SEA 🌊 Sooo Powerful !!! OMG 😆  more »
  • What should I say? Mesmerized is one work. This beach is a must stop for every tourist in this area there. You have the heavy ocean waves, you have the black sand, you have the rock formations...  more »
  • Great feeling to go for a walk any time during the day or night while looking at and listening to the sea. Very grounding.  more »
  • Out of this world. Spread out beach with no sand but black stone. Watch out for freak waves.
  • The black beach with it is black sand is a must see for tourists who visit Iceland. Perfect for a wedding photo-session.
  • Virtually watching Black Sand Beach in Iceland is highly invigorating. In reality, a visit will be more mesmerizing.After the restrictions gets eased and aviation sector reopens after the micro beast new Corona is tamed, visit to beautiful beaches like the Black Sand Beach will be of great joy. Such ideal places are plenty where one can keep social distancing and at the same time enjoy the beauty of the place. Good Luck.
  • Exquisite place to see in Iceland!
  • Was very Amazing to watch a lot of Puffins

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