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Black Sand Beach, Vik

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#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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  • go first thing (7.30/8.00am) in the morning before the tourist buses get there - you will be mostly alone  more »
  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of Reynisfjara's Black Sand Beach near the village of Vik on the South Coast of Iceland. You will see the very large basalt stacks out in the ocean to the left of the with ...  more »
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