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Black Sand Beach, Vik

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
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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  • Nice beach; nice columns, nice scenic view. Loooottttssss of tourists! People will get in your way. Still worth a visit 
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  • The first time in Iceland that we encounter strong wind, my guess, anybody not sturdy enough will be blown off! Ok, the black sand beach is awesome. Beautiful and strange rock formations provide excel...  read more »
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