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
Very professional and friendly staff. Restaurant was outstanding for dinner. The breakfast was amazing with great variety of choices. Rooms were comfortable and quiet. Great home base to schedule tours and also sight see on your own. As a solo traveler, I felt right at home.
Gail
United States of America
May 2, 2017
10
Exceptional
Nice city in middle of nothing mostly in iceland :), services are close, gas station very near. food at the restauran great!
Geoffer
Costa Rica
April 17, 2017
6
Review score
Town was a bit of a mess really, homes and industrial units see to be as one, although I think this might be normal for Iceland, which might be an unfair statement due to my limited knowledge of Icelandic towns
Richard
United Kingdom
April 30, 2017
8
Very Good
Great place to visit, you will see amazing nature that is unique in the world. However, be aware that there are only 3 restaurants so make sure to pack food and plan to cook!!
Kimberly
Spain
April 20, 2017
8
Very Good
Vik is a calm town close to some impressive places, a must place to stay to reach the sunrise/sunset without driving for hours.
Luis
Costa Rica
April 27, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Vík

Puffin Hotel Vík

7.9 Good

Score from 787 reviews

$206

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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Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,643 reviews

$274

Average price per night
  • “excellent quality of food”
    204 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Hotel Edda Vík

7.8 Good

Score from 942 reviews

$192

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

8.8 Excellent

Score from 1,518 reviews

$251

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

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 282 reviews

$299

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

8.3 Very Good

Score from 446 reviews

$252

Average price per night
Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

8.1 Very Good

Score from 71 reviews

$648

Average price per night
Nausthamar Apartment

9.5 Exceptional

Score from 46 reviews

$414

Average price per night
Puffin Apartment Bakkabraut

7.9 Good

Score from 44 reviews

$423

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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