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

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 4:16am (0.02m)
High 10:42am (1.12m)
Low 4:42pm (0.27m)
High 10:41pm (1.07m)
Daylight
First light05:57
Sunrise06:45
Sunset18:59
Dark19:47

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 5:09am (0.11m)
High 11:38am (1.02m)
Low 5:38pm (0.35m)
High 11:38pm (0.99m)
Daylight
First light06:00
Sunrise06:48
Sunset18:55
Dark19:43

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 6:10am (0.21m)
High 12:43pm (0.94m)
Low 6:44pm (0.41m)
Daylight
First light06:03
Sunrise06:51
Sunset18:52
Dark19:39

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 8s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 26mph
18:00 11ft 9s  °  ° 30mph
Tide times
High 12:47am (0.92m)
Low 7:22am (0.28m)
High 1:56pm (0.90m)
Low 8:00pm (0.42m)
Daylight
First light06:06
Sunrise06:53
Sunset18:48
Dark19:36

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 10ft 9s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 9ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 2:08am (0.90m)
Low 8:39am (0.31m)
High 3:07pm (0.89m)
Low 9:12pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light06:09
Sunrise06:56
Sunset18:45
Dark19:32

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
21:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 3:23am (0.92m)
Low 9:47am (0.31m)
High 4:03pm (0.91m)
Low 10:10pm (0.34m)
Daylight
First light06:12
Sunrise06:59
Sunset18:41
Dark19:29

Today's weather

Light rain

10 °C
(50 °F)

Light breeze, 11.9 km/h from NE

Sea temperature

9.4°C / 48.9°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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