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Route 215, Vik, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! What a stunningly beautiful beach to visit on our travels! The waves were massive and barrel rolled on to the black sand, was a site to see. The noise of the large waves were relaxing and the views from the beach stunning. I would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CDBrentnall
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is amazing to watch the rock formations. Its covered in black sand and is windy and blistery throughout.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sharpshooterpratham
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was just incredible! Never seen anywhere like it. The waves were silent. Couldn’t understand where the sound of the waves crashing goes! The only thing to watch is the double waves and then the water coming onto the beach when you just don’t expect it!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank daniel-poole
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach with a tour last month and i wanted to tell everyone to please take the signs seriously! The day we went the waves were absolutely huge and coming in fast. Our tour guide warned us about sneaker waves, he...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travellingking1
Reviewed 1 week ago

December found this beach very cold and windy. We still enjoyed our visit to see the black sand and different rock formations. Beware of the very dangerous surf (at least when we were there)!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jseash
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cold, blustery day when we went. It was gray, low clouds. But beautiful. The rock formation, the sand was just beautiful. But, please, be smart. It was very windy making for beautiful, wild waves and people were acting like it was athe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlennaBeck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch the waves! They are dangerous. Definitely worth a visit to this strange beach. Great at sunrise!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samanthaanne89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words cannot express how amazing I feel this place is. There are not many places in the world as beautiful as this from the different grains of black sand to the basalt columns to the endless black sand shoreline, This place is about 2.5hrs from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sneakyright
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the beach during the sunrise and it was truly stunning. But be careful of the strong waves!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sambambearman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while on a tour of Iceland. It is definitely something to see if you are in the area. As the photo of the warning sign shows, you should be aware of the waves at all times, as apparently people have drowned here...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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18 November 2018|
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Response from tandmindiana | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I didn’t see any hotels nearby, and when we were planning our trip, every hotel in Vik was booked! We headed back west that evening and stayed in a charming bed and breakfast in Stokkseyri called Heba Guesthouse. I... More
18 November 2018|
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Response from alainc-1998-2018 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing on the beach. This is NOT a Caribbean relaxing beach. It is all about the fury of the sea and the natural beauty of the rock formations.
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29 August 2018|
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