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

Weekly Vestrahorn Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Vestrahorn Beach tide times

Wed 23rd January

High 05:18am (1.05m)
Low 11:18am (0.36m)
High 05:06pm (0.98m)
Low 11:28pm (0.13m)

Thu 24th January

High 05:58am (1.06m)
Low 12:00pm (0.32m)
High 05:53pm (1.02m)

Fri 25th January

Low 12:11am (0.13m)
High 06:35am (1.08m)
Low 12:39pm (0.27m)
High 06:37pm (1.04m)

Sat 26th January

Low 12:51am (0.14m)
High 07:10am (1.09m)
Low 01:16pm (0.22m)
High 07:19pm (1.06m)

Vestrahorn Beach sea state

Wed 23/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:04
Sunrise10:06
Sunset16:17
Dark17:19

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 3mph
18:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:02
Sunrise10:03
Sunset16:20
Dark17:21

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light08:59
Sunrise10:00
Sunset16:23
Dark17:24

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 10s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light08:57
Sunrise09:57
Sunset16:27
Dark17:27

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
12:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light08:55
Sunrise09:54
Sunset16:30
Dark17:30

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light08:52
Sunrise09:51
Sunset16:33
Dark17:32

Today's weather

Clear sky

-3 °C
(27 °F)

Light breeze, 8.3 km/h from NNW

Sea temperature

6.1°C / 43°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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