Elegant new hotel
At Icelandair Hotel Vik you will experience an elegant new hotel with all the trimmings. The 46 rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and designed to reflect the natural surroundings, the beach and the cliff-side birdlife. The views from the rooms are unique whether they face the cliffs or the sea and the Reynisdrangar Pillars. The owners of the hotel have operated Hotel Edda Vik for a number of years and have happily welcomed travelers, providing them with information about local services and adventures to be had in the area.
The hotel managers
Elias Gudmundsson and Vilborg Smaradottir have operated Hotel Edda Vik since 2008 and are now taking on the rewarding task of running the new Icelandair Hotel Vik as well. They have extensive entrepreneurial and business experience and have run various service companies since Elias completed his business administration studies at the Technical College in Reykjavik.
Both Elias and Vilborg have a love for nature. For many years, they have enjoyed traveling in the highlands of Iceland in specially equipped vehicles, as motorsports of any kind is one of Elias’ favourite hobbies. Elias loves traveling on snowmobiles in winter, on quad-bikes at any time, and storms about on motocross bikes in the summer. Vilborg on the other hand prefers horseback riding where she rides out into the blue whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Elias and Vilborg are excited to take on the operation of Icelandair Hotel Vik and warmly welcome you and hope you will enjoy your stay.
The surrounding area
The hotel is located in the village of Vik in Myrdalur Valley, a particularly lovely and tranquil village that is a joy to stroll around. On closer examination, the village has numerous hidden gems, as does the entire area which boasts of some of the most magnificent landscapes in Iceland. Here we are surrounded by glaciers, the sea, and extensive sands. The rough seas along the entire coast form a contrast with the Myrdalsjokull Glacier which towers over the region, magical in all its glory. The Myrdalur Valley is particularly fertile and renowned for its diverse birdlife. There are few places elsewhere in Iceland where you will find such a variety of vegetation and flowers.
The puffin, the bird with the colourful beak, draws in travelers, and no wonder for this is a rare and beautiful bird. Walking or driving up onto Mt. Reynisfjall will bring you up close to this unique bird. Taking a boat trip from Dyrholar, moreover, will allow you to see a variety of seabird species up close, such as guillemots, auks, fulmars, kittiwakes, and numerous others. The natural gems of the Reynisdrangar Pillars, Reynisfjara Beach, Dyrholaey Island, and Solheimajokull Glacier all attract attention, given the rarity of having so many natural wonders in one location.
Icelandair Hotel Vík
- Check-in begins at 14:00
- Check-out on the day of departure is before 12:00 (noon)
- There are two types of rooms to choose from
- The view from each room is unique
- Happy Hour at the bar is from 16:00 to 18:00
- There are numerous hiking trails nearby
- Only a five-minute walk to the swimming pool in Vik
- An evening stroll and a visit to the Vikurprjon Gallery is a great idea