Vestrahorn Beach

Vestrahorn Beach - Iceland
Photo: © Hansueli Krapf / CC BY
Vestrahorn Beach - Iceland
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

5 Day Vestrahorn Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Vestrahorn Beach tide times & sea state

Sun 19/05 »

Surf report for Sun 19/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 2:47am (0.83m)
Low 9:13am (0.30m)
High 3:56pm (0.94m)
Low 10:02pm (0.46m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:30
Sunset22:22
Dark00:00

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 3:40am (0.86m)
Low 10:04am (0.24m)
High 4:45pm (0.99m)
Low 10:48pm (0.43m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:27
Sunset22:25
Dark00:00

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 4:25am (0.89m)
Low 10:47am (0.19m)
High 5:26pm (1.03m)
Low 11:27pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:24
Sunset22:28
Dark00:00

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
21:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 5:05am (0.93m)
Low 11:27am (0.14m)
High 6:03pm (1.06m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:21
Sunset22:31
Dark00:00

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 12:02am (0.37m)
High 5:44am (0.97m)
Low 12:05pm (0.11m)
High 6:38pm (1.09m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:18
Sunset22:35
Dark00:00

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
15:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 12:37am (0.34m)
High 6:22am (1.01m)
Low 12:43pm (0.09m)
High 7:13pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:15
Sunset22:38
Dark00:00

Today's weather

Cloudy

7 °C
(44 °F)

Moderate breeze, 22.3 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

7.2°C / 45°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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