Photo: © Hansueli Krapf / CC BY
Photo: © Ævar Guðmundsson / CC BY
Vestrahorn, on the Stokksnes peninsula is one of those extremes of natural beauty that make Iceland such a fascinating destination. A wide, flat plain of volcanic black sand, backed by the still waters of a lagoon, suddenly rises up to the phenomenal heights of a series of jagged peaks of snow-capped gabbro rock. This is a photographer's paradise and even if you are not familiar with the name you will probably have seen photos of this awe-inspiring location.
Just beyond the initial set of peaks is the so-called "Batman Mountain" - three towering peaks that somewhat resemble the logo of this particular super hero. This is not the beach's only link to the film industry; just beyond the beach is the Viking village film set which remains from a 2009 film. The village contains a number of turf-roofed wooden huts, surrounded by a defensive wooden fence. It's all very atmospheric and well worth a look.
Vestrahorn is also home to other abandoned reminders of the past. There is an old N.A.T.O. radar station, a little lighthouse and the remains of a wooden shipwreck.
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Vestrahorn Beach Weather Info
Weekly Vestrahorn Beach UV Index
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Average Water Temp
Vestrahorn Beach tide times
Wed 23rd JanuaryHigh 05:18am (1.05m)
Low 11:18am (0.36m)
High 05:06pm (0.98m)
Low 11:28pm (0.13m)
Thu 24th JanuaryHigh 05:58am (1.06m)
Low 12:00pm (0.32m)
High 05:53pm (1.02m)
Fri 25th JanuaryLow 12:11am (0.13m)
High 06:35am (1.08m)
Low 12:39pm (0.27m)
High 06:37pm (1.04m)
Sat 26th JanuaryLow 12:51am (0.14m)
High 07:10am (1.09m)
Low 01:16pm (0.22m)
High 07:19pm (1.06m)
Vestrahorn Beach sea state