The Black Beaches of Iceland

There was so much spectacular scenery as we drove around the southern and western parts of Iceland. As we drove along the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, we really enjoyed seeing the black beaches, which are basically lava flows that extend into the ocean. The peninsula is often referred to as “Iceland in miniature” because it has everything from beaches, volcanos, glaciers, and an abundance of wildlife. Seeing the beauty of the beaches is a reminder as to the forces of nature and how these forces continuously interact with one another. For this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Colors that Start with the Letter B, we are sharing a few of the photos that we took of those amazing black beaches and lava flows in Iceland.


Amazing Black Beach


Rugged Coastline


Black Lava in the Surf


Lava Eroded into Cliffs


Looking Down the Coast


Dramatic Coastline


Road along the Coast


Powerful Lava Flows

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17 Responses to The Black Beaches of Iceland

  1. Iceland is such a beautiful place. The photographs looks lovely.

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  2. Danny says:

    Great photos! the place looks real nice!

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  3. beautiful photos. did you find any beaches with finer black sand or was it mainly just rocky?

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  4. I never knew about this. What a rugged and beautiful country!

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Those are most definitely lava beaches. Nice photos. 😀

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  6. Wow .. ! Beautiful indeed ! Iceland definitely tops my wanderlust list ! 😊

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  7. Webmaster says:

    I never realized Iceland had such beautiful black sand beaches! I am the webmaster for and we have a few black sand beaches here in Kona, Hawaii, please post a reply on our beach page: I’d love to back link your site! Mahalo for your great post! Aloha!

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  8. phoenixraay says:

    That coastline is so beautiful

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  9. I went to Iceland recently and fell in love with the beaches too. Nice pictures.

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  10. Valentina says:

    I have recently been to Iceland and loved it. Unfortunately I couldn’t visit this part of the island!:(

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  11. We tried going to Vik where the black beach was but the weather didn’t permitted us.. can’t wait to be back to see the black beaches. 💕 Visit mine if you have time 💕

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