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

Tue 19/11 »

Surf report for Tue 19/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 13s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 13ft 12s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 12ft 14s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 1:51am (-0.07m)
High 8:14am (1.25m)
Low 2:19pm (0.15m)
High 8:17pm (1.16m)
Daylight
First light08:36
Sunrise09:38
Sunset15:51
Dark16:53

Wed 20/11 »

Surf report for Wed 20/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 11s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 9ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 2:34am (0.00m)
High 8:56am (1.18m)
Low 3:02pm (0.19m)
High 9:02pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light08:39
Sunrise09:41
Sunset15:48
Dark16:51

Thu 21/11 »

Surf report for Thu 21/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 3:18am (0.10m)
High 9:39am (1.10m)
Low 3:47pm (0.24m)
High 9:51pm (1.03m)
Daylight
First light08:41
Sunrise09:45
Sunset15:45
Dark16:49

Fri 22/11 »

Surf report for Fri 22/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 9ft 9s  °  ° 26mph
18:00 9ft 9s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
Low 4:06am (0.20m)
High 10:25am (1.02m)
Low 4:37pm (0.28m)
High 10:47pm (0.97m)
Daylight
First light08:44
Sunrise09:48
Sunset15:43
Dark16:46

Sat 23/11 »

Surf report for Sat 23/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 8ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 5:00am (0.31m)
High 11:15am (0.94m)
Low 5:33pm (0.32m)
High 11:54pm (0.91m)
Daylight
First light08:46
Sunrise09:51
Sunset15:40
Dark16:44

Sun 24/11 »

Surf report for Sun 24/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 6:05am (0.40m)
High 12:12pm (0.88m)
Low 6:39pm (0.34m)
Daylight
First light08:49
Sunrise09:54
Sunset15:37
Dark16:42

Today's weather

Cloudy

3 °C
(37 °F)

Gentle breeze, 13.7 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

6.7°C / 44.1°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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