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Víkurkirkja & Reynisdrangar

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Top Things To Do In Vik

Hotel Vík í Mýrdal is nestled within the peaceful seafront village of Vík, beneath the shadow of Myrdalsjokull Glacier in the magnificent Mýrdalur Valley. Iceland‘s southernmost village, Vík is known for its abundant wildlife and close proximity to a host of remarkable natural attractions.

Wander the village streets or take a stroll along Reynisfjara’s majestic black-sand beach, widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. View puffins, Artic tern, fulmars and many other species of native birds up close. Hike the glaciers, embark on a Jeep or horseback tour, play a round of golf or take a dip in the town‘s modern swimming pool. One thing‘s for sure – you‘ll never be bored during your stay here.

Our hotel team will be delighted to help you discover all of the top things to do in and around Vík. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


These dramatic rock formations are among Vík‘s most iconic landmarks; rising from the sea just off the shore of Reynisfjara, they are made of basalt and are roughly 66 meters high at their tallest.

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With its black sand, crashing waves and soaring cliffs, Reynisfjara black sand beach has more than earned its reputation as one of the world‘s most spectacular beaches.

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Sólheimajökull is one of Vik‘s top tourist attractions. This spectacular glacier is an outlet of the larger Mýrdalsjökull glacier; consider taking part in a guided hike to experience this landmark in all of its glory.

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Sólheimasandur plane wreck site

Embark on the four-kilometer walk to this site, where the wreckage of a US Navy plane sits.

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Plan an afternoon excursion to this 100-meter-deep canyon, which is paradise for outdoors enthusiasts.

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