The Beach Guide

Vestrahorn Beach

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.

Nearest city

Höfn

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Vestrahorn Beach Weather Info

Mon 27th
Fair -4°C / 25°F
Tue 28th
Light snow -3°C / 27°F
Wed 29th
Partly cloudy -4°C / 25°F
Thu 30th
Partly cloudy -5°C / 23°F
Fri 31st
Partly cloudy -2°C / 28°F
Sat 01st
Fair -5°C / 23°F

5 Day 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 & 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 light08:57
    Sunrise09:57
    Sunset16:27
    Dark17:28
  • 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 light08:54
    Sunrise09:54
    Sunset16:31
    Dark17:30
  • 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 light08:52
    Sunrise09:51
    Sunset16:34
    Dark17:33
  • 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 light08:49
    Sunrise09:48
    Sunset16:38
    Dark17:36
  • 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 light08:47
    Sunrise09:45
    Sunset16:41
    Dark17:39
  • 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 light08:44
    Sunrise09:42
    Sunset16:44
    Dark17:42

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