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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 Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
Black Sand Beach was beautiful was helpful people in the shops a little more selection would be nice but it also is a small community and there was several other sites to be seen around Vik.
Canada
November 27, 2017
Luana
10
Exceptional
What I like about Vik was the sightseeing. We didnt visit the city, spent one night in Vik and we went to the black sand beach one day and the aeroplane wreckage the next day on our way back to Reykjavik.
Luana
United Kingdom
December 20, 2017
piacris04
8
Very Good
Vik is a good choice for staying when you want to be in the middle of the nature and short distance to important locations to visit Blach Beach Apt were a very good choice!
piacris04
Romania
December 3, 2017
Chen Meng
8
Very Good
Nice & beautiful places, lots of attraction. Manages to snap some photos of Aurora as it was sky clear. No much food variety in town. Food is very, very expensive, worse than price in 1st world country.
Chen Meng
Singapore
December 27, 2017
nals
10
Exceptional
Gorgeous black sand beaches! Amazing glacier! Mother Nature shows off at its best in this part of Iceland.
nals
United States of America
November 28, 2017

Accommodations & Hotels in Vík

Icelandair Hotel Vík

8.6 Excellent

Score from 1,666 reviews

$157

Average price per night
  • “very clean”
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Puffin Hotel Vík

7.9 Good

Score from 1,105 reviews

$158

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,637 reviews

$159

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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Volcano Hotel

9.2 Awesome

Score from 378 reviews

$271

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Hótel Dyrhólaey

8.3 Very Good

Score from 487 reviews

$184

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Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

8 Very Good

Score from 94 reviews

$361

Average price per night
Nausthamar Apartment

9.4 Awesome

Score from 47 reviews

$343

Average price per night
Puffin Apartment Bakkabraut

8 Very Good

Score from 54 reviews

$288

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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