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Is Vik worth visiting?

By: Ian PyleUpdated: January 11, 2021

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Vik by itself is a small town without much in the way of amenities, but that is not to say that it is not worth exploring. My wife and I have found Vik to be a great destination for a day trip from Reykjavik. There's just so much to see on the way to and from, and the truck stop at Vik is a good spot for a lunch break.

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  • Europe.
  • Iceland.
  • South Region.
  • Vik.
  • Vik - Things to Do.
  • Dyrholaey.

What's in Vik Iceland?

What to do around Vik Iceland
  • Reynisfjall.
  • Reynisfjara.
  • Reynisdrangar.
  • Dyrhólaey.
  • The DC-3 wreck at Sólheimasandur.
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
  • Mýrdalsjökull Glacier.
  • Þakgil hiking trails.

Where are black sand beaches in Iceland?

Located on the south coast of Iceland by the small town of Vík í Mýrdal, Reynisfjara is a well-known beach, which contains black sand, large basalt columns, and sea stacks that are home to thousands of nesting birds each year

What is there to see between Vik and HOFN?

Attractions from Vik to Hofn in Iceland
  • Thakgil. Your first destination when driving from Vik is Thakgil canyon (Icelandic: Þakgil).
  • Fjadrargljufur canyon.
  • Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
  • Eldhraun.
  • Skaftárhreppur.
  • SKAFTAFELL/VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK.
  • JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIAL LAGOON.
  • Black Sand Diamond Beach.

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Where in Vik Can you see northern lights?

Sitting on the black beach at the town Vík is a great place to watch the northern lights. Listen to the ocean waves while watching the night sky come alive.

How do you get to Yoda's cave?

Hjörleifshöfði is on the south coast of Iceland, on Mýrdalssandur beach, just east of the village of Vík. To reach this area you can rent a car in Reykjavík and drive to Vík. From Vík turn onto the road marked Hjörleifshöfði on your right-hand side.

What does Vik mean in Iceland?

Vík means Bay. KÓPAVOGUR >> In Iceland there is not much distinguishing the words vik and vogur. Both pretty much mean bay. Therefore one would call this place Bay of Seals.

What is there to do in Vik Iceland at night?

  • 5- Visit the top of Reynisfjall Mountain.
  • 6- Journey to a Viking tomb!
  • 7- Go Beer Tasting!
  • 8- Vik Swimming Pool.
  • 9- Visit the Dyrhólaey Lighthouse and Sea Arch.
  • 10- Have a picnic overlooking Vik Beach!
  • 11- Adventure to an Ice Cave!
  • 12- Overnight at the best hotels in Vik!

What is a Vik?

vik. Proper noun. A diminutive of the male given names Viktor and Vikram.

How do I get to black sand beach in Iceland?

It is located near the town of Hofn in the east coast of Iceland. You can drive your car all the way down the Stokksnes Peninsula and then park and walk straight on the black sand beach. You will have to pay 800 Kroner to get through the gate.

What is there to do in Vik Iceland in the winter?

What to do around Vik Iceland
  • Reynisfjall.
  • Reynisfjara.
  • Reynisdrangar.
  • Dyrhólaey.
  • The DC-3 wreck at Sólheimasandur.
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
  • Mýrdalsjökull Glacier.
  • Þakgil hiking trails.

How do I get from Reykjavik to Vik?

There are 2 ways to get from Reykjavík to Vik by plane, train, bus or taxi
  1. Fly from Reykjavik Keflavik Nas (KEF) to Bergen (BGO) KEF - BGO.
  2. Take the train from Bergen stasjon to Voss stasjon.
  3. Take the bus from Voss stasjon to Vossasvingen.

How do I get from Reynisfjara Beach to Reykjavik?

Reynisfjara Beach is situated on Iceland's south coast near the town of Vík. The beach is about 112 miles (180 kilometers) from Reykjavik and can be reached via the Ring Road (Route 1) and Route 215. Driving from Reykjavik takes about 2.5 hours.

How big is Vik Iceland?

270-square-mile

What is the population of Vik Iceland?

318 (2016)