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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Vik is amazing place. Beach and the view of the rocks is stunning. A long strip of black sand under the rocks and impressive cliffs overlooking Vík.The scenery is really beatiful and will give you... more »
We had a difficult time finding parking, and this was around lunch time. Once we walked out there, there was a TON of people, which we found surprising in March! Also, the tide was coming in quickly..... more »
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