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
Mon 27th-4°C / 25°F
Tue 28th-3°C / 27°F
Wed 29th-4°C / 25°F
Thu 30th-5°C / 23°F
Fri 31st-2°C / 28°F
Sat 01st-5°C / 23°F
5 Day Vestrahorn Beach UV Index
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Vestrahorn Beach tide times & sea state
Mon 27/01 »
Surf report for Mon 27/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 13ft 13s 25mph 12:00 12ft 11s 15mph 18:00 11ft 11s 13mph Tide times High 5:39am (0.97m) Low 11:35am (0.40m) High 5:26pm (0.96m) Low 11:49pm (0.19m) Daylight First light 08:57 Sunrise 09:57 Sunset 16:27 Dark 17:28
Tue 28/01 »
Surf report for Tue 28/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 8ft 10s 16mph 12:00 7ft 10s 18mph 18:00 8ft 11s 17mph Tide times High 6:15am (1.02m) Low 12:17pm (0.30m) High 6:16pm (1.03m) Daylight First light 08:54 Sunrise 09:54 Sunset 16:31 Dark 17:30
Wed 29/01 »
Surf report for Wed 29/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 7ft 10s 13mph 12:00 5ft 10s 8mph 18:00 5ft 10s 8mph Tide times Low 12:33am (0.15m) High 6:51am (1.08m) Low 12:58pm (0.21m) High 7:03pm (1.09m) Daylight First light 08:52 Sunrise 09:51 Sunset 16:34 Dark 17:33
Thu 30/01 »
Surf report for Thu 30/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 4ft 10s 15mph 12:00 5ft 12s 17mph 18:00 6ft 10s 16mph Tide times Low 1:15am (0.13m) High 7:28am (1.13m) Low 1:39pm (0.13m) High 7:50pm (1.14m) Daylight First light 08:49 Sunrise 09:48 Sunset 16:38 Dark 17:36
Fri 31/01 »
Surf report for Fri 31/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 5ft 10s 10mph 12:00 6ft 12s 17mph 18:00 6ft 11s 21mph Tide times Low 1:58am (0.12m) High 8:08am (1.17m) Low 2:22pm (0.06m) High 8:37pm (1.16m) Daylight First light 08:47 Sunrise 09:45 Sunset 16:41 Dark 17:39
Sat 01/02 »
Surf report for Sat 01/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 9ft 20s 31mph 12:00 13ft 17s 33mph 18:00 14ft 16s 36mph Tide times Low 2:42am (0.14m) High 8:49am (1.18m) Low 3:08pm (0.03m) High 9:26pm (1.16m) Daylight First light 08:44 Sunrise 09:42 Sunset 16:44 Dark 17:42