Where To Stay In Vík

Magazine Where To Stay In Vík

For those travelers in need of some hints of what to see and where to go in Iceland, we have yet another suggestion for you.

We highly recommend you travel to Vík, the southernmost village in Iceland. It is located on the main ring road, about 111 miles from Reykjavik or 180 km. Though it is a very small village, with a population of about 300 people, it has a plethora of attractions to offer.

There is the famous black basalt sand beach, which was named one of the ten most beautiful beaches on Earth in 1991. There is Mýrdalsjökul, a glacier whose icecap happens to cover an active volcano, called Katla. There is also the famous Vík church, the cliffs, and the constantly photographed crashed plane that sits in the black sand. These are just a few of the many things you can see in the area surrounding this tiny village.

If you happen to happen to have the opportunity and end up in Vík, we would also recommend staying at one of the hotels on site, Icelandair Hotel Vik. It is a relatively new hotel and offers its residents breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery, which includes the Reynisdrangar Pillars, Reynisfjara Beach, Dyrholaey Island, Solheimajokull Glacier, the two waterfalls, Skogarfoss and Seljalandsfoss. Along with fantastic rooms, the hotel has a restaurant, bar, and nearby golf course.

The hotel is in the perfect location for you to visit all of the attractions that this village has to offer or as a stopping point on your way to the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, Skaftafell Park and points further east. We hope that you get the chance to visit but there is no hope needed to know that you will enjoy your stay and never forget the magnificent scenery of Vík. Cheers!

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