Vík

  • Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Vík is an ideal place to stop if you are travelling the Ring Road in Iceland
    Vík is an ideal place to stop if you are travelling the Ring Road in Iceland
  •  The village of Vík is a good place to have your home
    The village of Vík is a good place to have your home
  • Vík is an old village with interesting old houses.
    Vík is an old village with interesting old houses.
  • Some of the houses have been renovated in recent years
    Some of the houses have been renovated in recent years
  • You will find nice restaurants and cafés in this tiny village
    You will find nice restaurants and cafés in this tiny village
  • Some of the recent houses refer to old houses in their architecture
    Some of the recent houses refer to old houses in their architecture
  • The town of Vík is placed in beautiful surroundings
    The town of Vík is placed in beautiful surroundings
  • Vík has a well known natural wonder as neighbours
    Vík has a well known natural wonder as neighbours
  • Many of the newer houses are built in the eighties
    Many of the newer houses are built in the eighties
  • Like almost all towns and villages in Iceland, Vík has a swimming pool.
    Like almost all towns and villages in Iceland, Vík has a swimming pool.
  • A preschool is always a priority in any town or village in Iceland
    A preschool is always a priority in any town or village in Iceland
  • Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • The church is a landmark, not only in Vík but also on the Ring Road
    The church is a landmark, not only in Vík but also on the Ring Road
  • Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • There are always good photo opportunities in Iceland
    There are always good photo opportunities in Iceland
  • Vík is a tiny village in the Southern Region in Iceland wiht nice old houses
    Vík is a tiny village in the Southern Region in Iceland wiht nice old houses
  • Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Reynisdrangar seen from Vík is a popular landmark and photo item
    Reynisdrangar seen from Vík is a popular landmark and photo item
  • Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • You will find good accommodation and a nice camping area in Vík when traveling in Iceland
    You will find good accommodation and a nice camping area in Vík when traveling in Iceland

Throughout the centuries, very few harbours or piers have been built on the South coastline in Iceland. Not only is it difficult because of the sand beaches, but also because of the enormous forces of nature that meet on the shoreline. On the one hand, we have the Atlantic ocean hammering its waves on the coast century after century and on the other hand, the rivers and eruptions moving sand, ash, stones and rocks from the land to the ocean.  It is an endless game of giving and taking that modifies and changes the coast from one century to another. This has made the task of building a harbour to take advantage of the fishing gourds much harder than in other places in Iceland.

Vík is located on the Ring Road in Iceland

The small village of Vik located in the middle of the south coast was no exception, although the people living there have always been interested in finding a way to build a harbour or a pier.  An idea that never succeeded and was probably never possible.  But this did not prevent a small village do develop. The most contributing factor was trade as Vik became a trading post for much of the region east of the village all the way to the Eastern Region. In the late 19th century the village a trading post opened.  As communication and transportation developed so did the village of Vik. A few houses were built in the first decades of the 20th century and a school started as early as 1901.  Soon after a District Magistrate and a doctor was placed in Vík and various services for the neighbouring area developed. 

The village of Vík is a good place to have your home

Today Vík is considered a good place to live in with a relatively short distance from the capital area. It has a preschool, a primary and secondary school, excellent sports facility and a swimming pool.  The church was built in the early thirties. The village is taking a turn towards the tourist industry offering a variety of accommodation and tourist related services.

An ideal place to stop if you are travelling the Ring Road in Iceland

Vík is an ideal place to stop when you are travelling the Ring Road in Iceland. The town has a small convenient store, a gas station, nice restaurants, a gas station, variety of accommodation, fascinating natural wonders neighbours and a camping area with excellent facilities.

If you are going to visit the Southern Region in Iceland you might be looking for a places to stay. Here you can book from a selection of accommodationin the Vík region.

Below is the location of Vík í Mýrdal on the map of Iceland

Tours and things to do in the Southern Region in Iceland

Find an interesting tour in the North Region. A tour from Akureyri or Húsavík to Jökulsárgljúfur. A whale watching tour, a tour to the highland and much more.

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon

Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting?  This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders.  And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn. 

Þórsmörk tour

Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland.  It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides.  It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum

This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water.  This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.