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Black Sand Beach, Vik

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#1 of 10 in Beaches in Iceland
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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  • This is a must-see spot if you are in Vik area. Not too far from Route 1 and good place to take some pictures and see a different kind of beach. I agree with other reviewers that due to lot of tourist...  more »
  • No words. Go and run across the black beach, climb on the formations, revel in the volcanic magnificence of this place. Sign says it's the most dangerous beach in Iceland, so don't turn your back on t...  more »
  • We were in February, horribly cold and windy but the view of the guard to withstand the heaviest weather. Be careful on the waves! Are high and often "dragged" people into the water!
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