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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
Just an amazing place - dramatic cliff tops, stunning black sand beaches. A great place to stay and then drive out to Jokusarlon (iceberg lagoon). Loved it. We ate (at the hotels recommendation at Restaurant Vik Sodur. Great for families and service was excellent.
Nicola
United Kingdom
April 7, 2017
6
Review score
Vik is nearest settlement to the black sandy beaches with basalt columns. We didnt visit Vik itself, only drove through but didnt look like it was worth stoppng for a visit.
Alanthewiz
United Kingdom
April 5, 2017
10
Exceptional
First two nights in Reykjavik, then two nights in Vik. If I had it to do over again, I would do one in Reyjavik and head straight to Vik!
Benjamin
United States of America
March 31, 2017
8
Very Good
Not a huge town. Main attractions are the lighthouse and the black sand beach. Two nicer restaurants- both delicious. Was great for one night but wouldn't need to spend more time.
Kalley
United States of America
April 10, 2017
6
Review score
Not much there, but a good last stop before the long drive to Glacier Lagoon and back. We went in April and it was raining and foggy, so can't give a great review as we didn't get out much.
Dorea
United States of America
April 12, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Vík

Puffin Hotel Vík

7.9 Good

Score from 702 reviews

$136

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “very clean”
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Hotel Edda Vík

7.7 Good

Score from 945 reviews

$166

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “very clean”
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Icelandair Hotel Vík

8.8 Excellent

Score from 1,513 reviews

$229

Average price per night
  • “very clean”
    179 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,615 reviews

$108

Average price per night
  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “great pool area”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Volcano Hotel

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 289 reviews

$175

Average price per night
  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “very clean”
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Hótel Dyrhólaey

8.3 Very Good

Score from 430 reviews

$153

Average price per night
Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

8.2 Very Good

Score from 69 reviews

$410

Average price per night
Puffin Apartment Bakkabraut

7.9 Good

Score from 42 reviews

$322

Average price per night
Nausthamar Apartment

9.5 Exceptional

Score from 48 reviews

$508

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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