Vík or Vík in Mýrdal is the most southern village in Iceland and located on the main road around Iceland. It is about 180 km (110 miles) from Reykjavík and it takes about 2 – 2.5 hours to drive from Reykjavík. Although it has only between 300-400 inhabitants it is the largest settlement for some 70 km (43 miles) around and is an important staging post, thus it is indicated on road signs from a long distance away. It is an important service center for the inhabitants and visitors to the coastal strip between Skógar and the west edge of the Mýrdalssandur glacial outwash plain. It has one of the 10 most beutiful beaches in the world. There you can also find amongst other attractions, Reynisfjall, Reynisdrangar and see the bird species, Puffins in the cliffs.
Vík lies directly south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which itself is on top of the Katla volcano. Katla has not erupted since 1918, and this longer than typical dormant period has led to speculation that an eruption may occur soon.
Things to see and do around our village:
Fjarðárgljúfur: Is about 55 minute drive from our guesthouse. It is a beautiful canyon that is about 100 meter deep and 2 km long.
For more information, please look at this link: http://myvisitsouthiceland.is/portfolio-items/fjardrargljufur/
Skógar foss: Is only a 28 minute drive from our location. We highly recommend you stop at Skógafoss and enjoy this beautiful waterfall.
Trip advisor link about Skógafoss: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g608884-d555031-Reviews-Skogafoss-Skogar_South_Region.html
Skógar safn (Skógar museum): Is a 27 minute drive from our location. It is a cultural heritage of 15.000 artifacts located where Skógar foss is. We recommend that you check it out.
Trip advisor link about Skóga museum: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g608884-d1468114-Reviews-Skogasafn-Skogar_South_Region.html
Seljalandsfoss: Is a 45 minute drive from our location. This is one of the beautiful sights in the southern part of Iceland.
Trip advisor link about Seljalandsfoss: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g3676471-d555030-Reviews-Seljalandsfoss-South_Region.html
Reynisfjara (Black sand beach): Is only 10 minute drive away from our guesthouse. These beautiful beach is one of the must see attractions in the southern part of Iceland.
Trip advisor link about Black sand beach: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g189978-d2402443-Reviews-Black_Sand_Beach-Vik_South_Region.html
Crashed DC 3 plane: Is a 17 minute drive from our location. Prepare your self for a long walk from the parking lot, but it is worth it. This DC 3 crash site from 1973 is one of the attractions around our location.
A trip advisor link about the DC 3 crash site: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g189978-d6664329-Reviews-Crashed_DC_3_Plane-Vik_South_Region.html
Sólheimajökull (Sólheima glacier): Is only 32 minute drive away from our location. There you are able to go on snowmobile tours, glacier walks and ATV quad biking. If you want to have fun that is the place to be.
Trip advisor link about Sólheimajökull: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g189978-d7790479-Reviews-Solheimajokull_Glacier-Vik_South_Region.html
Jökulsárlón (Glacier lagoon): Is a 2 hours and 25 minutes drive from our location. We know it is a long drive but it is worth it. This is one of the most spectacular places in the southern Iceland. We highly recommend it.
Trip advisor link about Jökulsárlón:https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g12344476-d276577-Reviews-Jokulsarlon_Lagoon-Jokulsarlon_East_Region.html