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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. Use our Vik trip planner to add Black Sand Beach and other attractions to your Vik vacation plans.
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  • As advertised the beach was black sand, the real highlight is the geology. The cliffs and caves are fantastic. Take safety precautions as there are sneaker waves. 
    As advertised the beach was black sand, the real highlight is the geology. The cliffs and caves are fantastic. Take safety precautions as there are sneaker waves.  more »
  • What an unique experience! If you haven’t seen a beach with black sand before, this is a MUST! It’s intriguing and beautiful at the same time. And the perfection of the pebbles. Just loved all about.....  more
    What an unique experience! If you haven’t seen a beach with black sand before, this is a MUST! It’s intriguing and beautiful at the same time. And the perfection of the pebbles. Just loved all about.....  more »
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  • 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.

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