Visit Vík: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Vík
Black Sand Beach
No visit to Iceland is complete without a stroll along this other-worldly black sand beach. Said to be the wettest place in Iceland, you won’t find any sunbathers here, but the lack of visitors makes for an impeccably clean coastline. This sooty spectacle is the result of lava flowing into the ocean, cooling off, and breaking up into grains of the sand you see today.
Dyrhólaey
This breathtaking peninsula offers the kind of dramatic views that Iceland is famous for. Dyrhólaey was once an island and is home to beautiful puffins and arctic terns. Upon reaching the highest point, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views onto Mýrdalsjökull glacier in the north and the black lava sea stacks of Reynisdrangar to the east.
Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
This graceful glacier sprawls across the Katla volcano, with its fiery belly last erupting in 1918. Snowmobile and quad bike tours are available, allowing you to glide over the ice and pretend you’re in a chase scene from a James Bond film. If you’d rather stay on your feet, a variety of glacier walking tours are also available.

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
This was our second trip to Vík and we enjoyed it immensely, we love the black beach. We stayed as a stop off on our way to and from Hofn. It's within driving distance of Vatnajokull where we went to the ice caves and glacier beach.
pam
Ireland
March 15, 2017
8
Very Good
It was a great place to stop for a day or two during our travels all over Iceland. Two days is plenty to see the sites in the area, and it's central enough to make it a convenient place to spend the night if you want to explore a couple hours outside of Vik.
Ashley
United States of America
March 17, 2017
8
Very Good
Second time visiting Vik. Very interesting little town with the little chapel. The wind was blowing so hard but it looks like it is normal for Vik. The beach scenery is beatiful..
Beatrice
United States of America
March 14, 2017
8
Very Good
Very little in Vik. Nice church, black sand beach and a petrol station / grill, not much else here.
Noel
Ireland
March 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
Vik was absolutely beautiful. The black sand beaches were breath taking. Wish we had more time in the area to explore! Local restaurant (on the main street by the water) was delicious--had a great pizza pie and some drinks!
Kate
Canada
March 18, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Vík

Puffin Hotel Vík

7.9 Good

Score from 625 reviews

$121

Average price per night
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Hotel Edda Vík

7.8 Good

Score from 931 reviews

$164

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  • “location was great”
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Icelandair Hotel Vík

8.8 Excellent

Score from 1,508 reviews

$204

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  • “very clean”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,582 reviews

$135

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Volcano Hotel

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 274 reviews

$189

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Hótel Dyrhólaey

8.3 Very Good

Score from 426 reviews

$135

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Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

8.2 Very Good

Score from 57 reviews

$389

Average price per night
Nausthamar Apartment

9.6 Exceptional

Score from 42 reviews

$394

Average price per night

The black sand beach and the amazing rock formations were awesome.

Easy walk to the beach. Drive around point to see basalt columns.

Puffins were on the cliffs within easy access from the beach

The black sand beach is very different to most beaches.

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Why do you recommend Vík for food?

The fish is caught locally daily for dinners. YUM!!

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