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Black Sand Beach, Vik

4.7
#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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  • We went in the middle of winter but please be aware of 'sneaker waves' We saw quite a few people get wet and fall over due to the impact of the waves. Don't get caught out!  more »
  • This beach is simply gorgeous with clear ocean views if the islands! We went towards the end of daylight & high tide. The water is VERY VERY dangerous as people have drowned & the waters were at...  more »
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