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Great views

Worth the entrance fee, even though the weather wasn’t great. Nice beach, mountains and coastal... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
climberdiver123
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London, United Kingdom
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Great pictures

You‘ll have to stop at the little cafe and pay your entrance fee before moving on. The elderly... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
michiberli
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Among the many places we intended to see during our 5,000km journey around Iceland was Vestrahorn from the black sand of Stokksnes. It was near the top of the list.

We were there in early October 2016 and were not disappointed. It is a spectacular sight and great photography.

A little research will tell people the sight is on private land, and the owner charges a fee for entry. The fee is 10 Euros per person. On our first visit, late in on a foul weather day, he charged us for only one person (there were 2 of us). We returned the next morning and he let us in for free as the previous day had been so bad weather-wise.

I have no issue with the principle of the fee. It is after all on private land and the owner does need to maintain the road in. Just before we visited a landslide had occurred and the road had to be cleared with a bulldozer. That costs money.

There were plenty of places to take photos from. The presence of other photographers did not deter us or hinder our own shooting.

Except for wind and rain, this place is ideal to visit in all other conditions and seasons.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank peter2780
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Just north of Holn is the mountains of Vestrahorn. The best vantage point is via a privately maintained road-at the south end of the black sand beach near the Icelandic Coast Guard radar station. There are also tidal mud flats on either side of the road--in low tide great reflections images and sea birds. The cafe at the entrance of the road is also a good place for the restroom, snacks and warm drinks.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank SugarGroveGuy
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fun stop with beautiful views of the ocean. Exploring the sand dunes was a ton of fun, it was like magic sand and you felt like you were on Mars.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Nearby the town of Hofn is Stokksnes. You have to pay 800 isk each to get past the guy guarding the entrance and can then drive out for some great views and walks. The road leading to the location was 6 kilometers on a rocky road. A bit much for a rental but we did fine. Were there early October and had about 5-6 others cars out there with us, so not crowded.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank aajune
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We were casually going to see if there were still Puffins around because a friend of ours loves them, but apparently you had to pay 700 Kronur per person just to walk. I can understand if you had to pay to use the facilities or park, but paying to walk and see part of the coastline wasn't worth it, especially with no guarantee that the Puffins hadn't migrated already and when there were plenty of other shores to view without a fee. I think I was mainly upset about there being a price when a man was driving around and telling tourists to come to his truck so he could check if they paid. It seemed excessive and pushy. There was also no indication that there would be a fee there according to the information we were provided before arriving and I don't recall seeing any outdoor signs indicating for us to pay either. We ended up just using the restroom and leaving immediately after.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank korodyj
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