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.
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

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Beside the black sand beach and the plane crash site, there isn't much to see there ; Not many restaurant or stores. Only available thing was a gaz station. But, it was a good check point after visiting the west coast.
June 4, 2017
Vik is a sleepy sea side town when the weather is not good. But I would love to be there for some real good weather. Ate at Sudur Vik, great seafood soup. I am 75 so walking is a big activity, lots of places to walk/hike around Vik.
United States of America
May 27, 2017
Vik is a breathtaking place. When they say black beach they mean it. Great place to just take a walk. Nice little places to see withing 15 minutes and the Arcanum Quad tours were awesome and drove right to the wrecked plane on the beach!
United States of America
June 6, 2017
Vik was a very relaxed and beautiful town we stayed at in southern Iceland. Within the vicinity of Vik are beautiful beaches, and within a short drive glaciers, waterfalls, etc. perfect location for a few nights stay!
United States of America
June 15, 2017
Vik was the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life. The black beach was something magical..
May 23, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Vík

Puffin Hotel Vík

7.9 Good

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Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka

8.3 Very Good

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Icelandair Hotel Vík

8.8 Excellent

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Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

8.1 Very Good

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Nausthamar Apartment

9.5 Exceptional

Score from 45 reviews


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Puffin Apartment Bakkabraut

7.8 Good

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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. asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Vík for food?

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


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