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

Sat 23/03 »

Surf report for Sat 23/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 15ft 14s  °  ° 32mph
12:00 11ft 14s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 5:48am (0.98m)
Low 11:56am (0.22m)
High 6:13pm (1.06m)
Daylight
First light06:01
Sunrise06:50
Sunset19:23
Dark20:11

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
12:00 11ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 12:22am (0.26m)
High 6:21am (1.02m)
Low 12:31pm (0.16m)
High 6:51pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light05:58
Sunrise06:46
Sunset19:25
Dark20:14

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 10ft 8s  °  ° 32mph
Tide times
Low 12:56am (0.25m)
High 6:52am (1.04m)
Low 1:06pm (0.11m)
High 7:27pm (1.11m)
Daylight
First light05:54
Sunrise06:42
Sunset19:28
Dark20:17

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 13ft 12s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 1:29am (0.26m)
High 7:23am (1.06m)
Low 1:40pm (0.09m)
High 8:02pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light05:50
Sunrise06:39
Sunset19:31
Dark20:20

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 11ft 8s  °  ° 37mph
18:00 12ft 10s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
Low 2:01am (0.28m)
High 7:54am (1.06m)
Low 2:14pm (0.09m)
High 8:37pm (1.07m)
Daylight
First light05:46
Sunrise06:35
Sunset19:34
Dark20:23

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 12ft 10s  °  ° 35mph
18:00 15ft 11s  °  ° 37mph
Tide times
Low 2:33am (0.31m)
High 8:26am (1.04m)
Low 2:49pm (0.12m)
High 9:13pm (1.03m)
Daylight
First light05:43
Sunrise06:32
Sunset19:37
Dark20:26

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

1 °C
(33 °F)

Moderate breeze, 21.6 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

6.1°C / 43°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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