Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Iceland  /  South Region  /  Vik  /  Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach, Vik

4.7
#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.
Create an itinerary including Black Sand Beach
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Black Sand Beach
Black Sand Beach Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
3,890 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Stunning place, very quiet and relaxing and an excellent place to watch the sunset. Don't go too close to the sea though as the waves come out of nowhere and can be dangerous.  more »
  • It was raining but the beach is beautiful and absolutely worth it! Be careful with the waves though, they are powerful and very dangerous  more »
Places to stay near Black Sand Beach

Plan your trip to Vik

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Vik

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.4
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Vik

4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Vik

4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Vik

4.9
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Vik

3.8
Duration: 30​min
2.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nature in Vik

4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min