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

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 1:39am (0.83m)
Low 8:37am (0.28m)
High 3:38pm (0.87m)
Low 9:21pm (0.56m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:14
Sunset22:57
Dark00:00

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 2:48am (0.84m)
Low 9:36am (0.26m)
High 4:28pm (0.91m)
Low 10:17pm (0.51m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:17
Sunset22:54
Dark00:00

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 3:52am (0.88m)
Low 10:29am (0.22m)
High 5:10pm (0.96m)
Low 11:05pm (0.44m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:20
Sunset22:51
Dark00:00

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 4:49am (0.94m)
Low 11:17am (0.18m)
High 5:49pm (1.02m)
Low 11:49pm (0.35m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:23
Sunset22:48
Dark00:00

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 5:42am (1.00m)
Low 12:03pm (0.14m)
High 6:28pm (1.08m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:26
Sunset22:45
Dark00:00

Mon 22/07 »

Surf report for Mon 22/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 30mph
18:00 10ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 12:32am (0.26m)
High 6:32am (1.07m)
Low 12:49pm (0.10m)
High 7:08pm (1.13m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:30
Sunset22:42
Dark00:00

Today's weather

Rain

11 °C
(51 °F)

Gentle breeze, 18 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

8.2°C / 46.7°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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