Vík Travel Guide

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Vík Things to Do

  • Dyrholaey

    This cliff is 110 meters tall and it have a shape of arch and it is so big that boat can go inside it!!! So it explain the name of Dyrholaey: Island-hill of the door". On the cliff there is a nice lighthouse.

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  • Reynisdrangur

    Reynisdrangur are 3 tall rocks call Skessudrangar, Landdrangar and Langhamrar and birds fly over them! The most high tall rock is 60 meters.

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  • Skogafoss

    Skogafoss waterfall is near the city of Skoga and with its 60 m. tall it is the most short waterfall of the twelve that you meet in the Fimmvorduhals River. A legend say that a colon call Prasi hide a booty near this fall, but people don't find it yet. Maybe if you can!!!!

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  • Seljalandsfoss

    This "small" waterfall are situated inside Seljaland Farm and it is very nice! People can go behind the waterfall but you must pay attention because there is a lot of water that fall down.

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  • Waterfalls

    Near Skogar - Skogafoss & Seljalandafoss are 2 great waterfalls, the latter you can walk behind.In Vik, walk up Reynisfjall, a cliff with fantastic views.

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  • White vs Black

    The whitest part of the glacier. The glacier is memorable because of its color; very unlike those I've seen in Switzerland, New Zealand & Canada.Sometimes, contrasts in life are so much more interesting than the likes!

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  • Our first glacier visit in Iceland

    The first glacier we visited in Iceland. It's not white but more like black from where we stood. Strange sight!

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  • Seljalandsfoss

    Seljalandsfoss: Another waterfall about 27 km (17 m.) from Skogafoss. Here, you can follow a downhill path & walk behind the fall.

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  • Skogafoss

    Skogafoss: 60 m / 200 ft high.Here is probably the greenest part of Iceland with lush vegetation, towering mountains & beautiful waterfalls.

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  • Hill above Vík

    Climb up to this hill, use your 4wd wagon, and you will see, how the End of the World looks like. Then look back to see the mountains and at their top the snow and the glaciers. See how puffins are flying right before your eyes, so you could reach them.I must say, that was the happiest and most harmonic day of 2000 for me.This pic is made by a...

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  • Black beaches of Vík

    This beach has black vulcanic sand. So it ain't a Baywatch. Better Birdwatch, couse at this place you could find some puffins, artic terns and great squas fighting. Very funny, It's really like a David Attenborough movie!

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  • Reynisdrangar

    There are 3 vulcanic rocks in the ocean near Vík. There's an old story about them, that they were once trolls but turned to stone as the sun came up.

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Vík Hotels

  • Hofdabrekka

    Hofgabrekka is a very good hotel located abou 5 km far from the town of Vik and it is locateded in a...

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Vík Warnings and Dangers

  • When taking photos

    When taking photos near the sea, beware of the tide! The water is freezing & do not ever risk your health or life for a photo! There are much more to see in this world!

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  • Squa and wild birds Do not...

    Squa and wild birds Do not catch the squa babies! The parents are always watching their babies, so if you try to touch them, you could get yourself in a Hitchcock like moviescene. Even the beat of this tiny little artic tern is painful!

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Vík What to Pack

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    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Miscellaneous: Your friend ;-) & all the photography gadgets!

    Iceland is very expensive. So, be well prepared for whatever you'll need on your trip!

    Ann attempting to pack all these home ;-)
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Vík Off The Beaten Path

  • Dyrholaey

    Another view of Dyrholaey. It was beginning to drizzle while we were there. On a nice sunny day, this place must be stunning!

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  • Dyrholaey (west of Vik)

    Dyrholaey (west of Vik) is the southernmost point of mailand Iceland. It was formed during an interglacial period in a submarine eruption. This is what the guide book says though I've no idea what a submarine eruption is!Haidrangur (56 m a.s.l.) is the highest rock stacks.

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  • Ingólshöfði, bird paradise...

    Ingólshöfði, bird paradise More to the eastside stay on mainroad Nr.1.. After about 160kms you will see a board on the right side, with the name Ingólshöfði. There are fully organised guided tours to the coast, where you can see hundreds of puffins (even touch them!) squababies squas etc etc. As an extra, the icelandic guide will tell you stories...

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  • Freedom!

    The skyline...... free of concrete, free of pollution, free of mankind... just the sky! Is this heaven? paradise? (or to some people, hell? ;-) )To find your own answer, imagine ...

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  • The great Icelandic nature

    Icelandic nature ... you have to see it for yourself! Speechless is the best description that comes to my mind! Peace is the feeling then & grateful is the attitude now.

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