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“black sand”(570 reviews)
“basalt columns”(376 reviews)
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Vikurbraut, Vik 870, Iceland
+354 571 2718
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was amazing and one of the highlights of Iceland. We only had 1 day to explore and we picked this over doing the Golden circle and it wasn't a disappointment. The Rock formations on the side are also very amazing.. The only downside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jrodriguez8600
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth the visit if you are in the area. Sea can be dangerous if you don't take care. The rollers are awesome

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarcusVan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting, beware of the waves!!!! There have been fatalities here with people being washed out to sea.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ianscuba
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a long journey to see the basalt columns but there are three things here - the cliff the black sand beach and the fantastic waves - other geographical features at the other end of beach a stack and natural arch - Iceland has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GMH153
Reviewed 6 days ago

The rock carvings on this beach not only make it special, they look other worldly, as if some aliens came down here. The black sand around the beach is something that you see all around the coast on this side (Plane wreck, Jokulsarlon etc). Also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Straight out of Game of Thrones. Beautiful and wild. Don't get too close to the waves as many have been taken down by them. Small cafe on site for food and coffee. My pictures were incredible.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank est0ns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lava shoots along the cliff face are amazing. The sand is like crushed lava and fairly coarse. It's really incredible. The parking lot is a nightmare and there are a lot of people there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views of the sea stacks. Beautiful columnar basalt. Well worth a visit. Please pay attention to the signs and stay away from the sea!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ladyraceruk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow - this is incredible! It was very cold when we went but it was still amazing. Seeing the trolls was greasy. Well worth the visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lluly0101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove down from Keflavík which took around 3 hours stopping at a few waterfalls and volcanoes on the route... the black sands beach was beautiful, something very rare and worth a visit! The care beside the beach is also good value for food! Worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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1 November 2018|
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Response from Leo P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Plan to dress warmly and use windproof/waterproof clothing. It will be very windy with the wind coming off the water. There is a great little eatery there to warm up in.
3 October 2018|
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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but beach is quite open, so if windy may not be that pleasant. There is a good cafe there to retreat into though. when you say other spots, presumably these are the well known waterfalls not that far away. These you can... More
24 July 2018|
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Response from Luvdssrt | Reviewed this property |
The drive from the main road isn’t long at all, great for family however stay far away from the water!