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  • Tóin - The Door Hole
    Tóin - The Door Hole
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    Dyrhólaey
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Vík í Mýrdal Things to Do

  • Sólheimajökull Glacier walk

    We did this tour with Icelandic Mountain Guides (Sólheimajökull Exploration Tour IMG12) starting from the end of road 221 near Skogar.It's a 3 hours or so tour with crampons and was pretty good if you don't want to take an all-day tour.The weather was not good but we still had a good time with the guide giving us plenty of time for photos &...

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  • Puffin watching at Dyrholaey

    Note that access to the last kilometer or so before the cliffs is closed at night according to different times of the year to protect the birds.In late May access was open from 8am to 7pm.For best chance of seeing puffins, go as late as possible in the evening. During the day puffins seems to be at sea. We saw 2, both between 18:30 and 19:00.Bring...

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  • Dyrhólaey

    Dyrhólaey is a 120-m high promontory that sticks out into the ocean just west of Vík and is the southern-most point in Iceland. We visited here on our South Coast Tour with Iceland Guided Tours. The name Dyrhólaey means door hole island, although it is not truly an island. There is an arch in the promontory (the door-hole) and boats up to 30 tons...

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  • Reynisfjara Beach

    Reynisfjara beach is a beautiful black sand beach under Reynisfjall mountain with beautiful basalt columns. We visited on our South Coast Tour with Iceland Guided Tours. And of all the great things we saw on our tours in Iceland, I think this was my favorite. In addition to the gorgeous beach and mountain, there was a large colony of puffins...

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  • Visit Skogasafn Folk Museum

    I toured the outdoor folk museum as well as the Communications Museum. The school and the folk museum were in founded in 1949. Sod farm houses have been restored and rebuilt on the museum grounds. The church is a replica of old country churches. The Communications Museum was opened on July 20th 2002. Both the outdoor museum and the communications...

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  • Sk?garfoss

    Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to stop and take the pictures I really wanted to take at this magnificent waterfall. After spending nearly 30 minutes at the Seljalandsfoss, my travel team decided we couldn't afford to spend more time here. So most of the pictures I got were from the side of the road and quite blurry considering the...

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  • Dyrhólaey

    From Vik...you can go to this place called Dyrhólaey. It is a short drive from Vik from where you can see all the rocks whch Vik is essentially famous for. There are some great rock formations in the sea and some good views to see. If anyone has been to Australia, it is essentially like the 12 apostles outside Melbourne.

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  • Walk on the beach

    After you walked to the Reynisdrangur, you can have a walk on the beach. The sand of the beach is black and you will have incredible views. Unbelievable!!I had to bring this black sand to my Swiss penpal as she is a sand collector.

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  • Reynisdrangur

    Just walk on the beach and there they are: the Reynisdrangur. The Reynisdrangur is a rock formation that is rising out of the water. They look like fingers coming out of the water. The highest 'finger' is 66 meter tall. It is great to see this massive rocks coming out of the water.

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  • Hike to the top of Skogafoss

    While visiting this area, I viewed the waterfall Skogafoss, you can hike up alongside the falls and get a great view from the top. After I viewed the falls and the museum, I traveled on to Vik where I enjoyed lamb chops for lunch. Very delicious!

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  • See the Reynisdrangar rock pillars

    The tallest of the Reynisdrangar rock pillars is about 215 feet tall. Many aquatic birds were flying around and nesting in the crevices of these giant rocks.

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  • Check out the black sand beaches

    I grew up in Florida, and I am used to the sand on the beaches being a very pale color, so these black sand beaches were quite unique. I enjoyed just walking on the beach, I did not find any seashells like I would have in Florida.

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  • Get your feet wet

    Yes, it was very cold! and yes, I was kinda crazy to do this, but I enjoyed it. There is a waterfall within walking distance to Seljalandsfoss that is unique in that it is sort of enclosed like a cave. You can walk into the cave area and view the falls coming over the edge of the mountain. The only way to get back there is to walk through the...

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  • Walk behind Seljalandsfoss

    Seljalandsfoss very beautiful 130 feet high waterfall on the Seljalandsá River. There is path at the bottom of the cliff which enables you to walk behind the waterfall. The day I went, it was too windy and I would have gotten wet, so I did not go behind the falls. This fall is within a few miles of Skogafoss, it is definitely worth taking time to...

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  • Visit Vikurkirkja

    This church is called Vikurkirkja. It was designed by one of the first Icelandic architects, Gudjon Samuelsson. He also known for his most recognized work, the Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavik. I did not go inside the church, but it is beautiful inside if you have the time to stop and go inside.

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  • View from above

    You can have a great view over the coastline if you climb to the top of the Skogarfoss. It's not a long climb, but good footware is recommanded.

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  • The Skogar Folk museum

    The museum is a nice collection of artifacts. All collected by one man. The museum is well organized although some items are packed together, but hey this is a real museum!The museum also include old grass-covered houses and a historical church.If you pass here, you should enter the museum and buildings. A great way to learn details about iceland.

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  • Reynisdrangar Rock Pillars

    Without a doubt, the number one thing to see in Vik is the Reynisdrangar rock pillars as they make the view out to sea quite spectacular. These pillars, the tallest of which is 66 m high, are an impressing remain of what was probably much taller pillars. Today, it's quite nice to catch the sunset and see the sun setting between the pillars. Many a...

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  • climb the skogafoss

    On the left side of the skogafoss there is a route to the top. To make it easy for you the last part is a stairway.On top you will have a nice view off the camping ground and you will get a felling of the height of the fall. On top it always looks higher than from down below.

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  • The Black Sandy Beach of Vik !

    Vik i Myrdal has a beautiful beach ! The broad, black sandy south-coast beaches are punctuated by craggy cliffs...pounded by heavy surf of North Atlantic Sea.As I was approaching the cliff, I had to tread over lots of pebbles ! So beautiful, glistening under the afternoon sun !Slowly, I'm reaching at the feet of the cliff after this photo was...

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  • The Black Sandy Beach of Vik !

    Vik i Myrdal has a beautiful beach ! The broad, black sandy south-coast beaches are punctuated by craggy cliffs...pounded by heavy surf of North Atlantic Sea.As the sun was on another side of the cliff...almost everything was shilhoutted on me on the other side !This add 'gothic-ness' to my photos !Great !

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  • The Black Sandy Beach of Vik !

    Vik i Myrdal has a beautiful beach ! The broad, black sandy south-coast beaches are punctuated by craggy cliffs...pounded by heavy surf of North Atlantic Sea.Looking at the pounding waves on the shore on Vik beach now...Washing my feet, washing my face !I kept on walking, I wanted to be near the cliffs...

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  • The Black Sandy Beach of Vik !

    Vik i Myrdal has a beautiful beach ! The broad, black sandy south-coast beaches are punctuated by craggy cliffs...pounded by heavy surf of North Atlantic Sea.Now, I can see the pebbles lying on the beach ! I wanted to collect them just for souvenirs but I thought I should do that later but I forgot about it & only can see this photo as my memory by...

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  • The Black Sandy Beach of Vik !

    Vik i Myrdal has a beautiful beach ! The broad, black sandy south-coast beaches are punctuated by craggy cliffs...pounded by heavy surf of North Atlantic Sea.Another favourite photo ! Now, on this photo, you can see one of Vik's favourite sight :ReynisdrangurNotice the towering fingers/rocks jut up from the sea ?One of my great & beautiful...

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  • The Black Sandy Beach of Vik !

    Vik i Myrdal has a beautiful beach ! The broad, black sandy south-coast beaches are punctuated by craggy cliffs...pounded by heavy surf of North Atlantic Sea.Now, looking towards the sea, again mountains surround Vik the village !The sea is North Atlantic Sea...pounding violently to Vik shore & of course nobody can be seen swimming in the water !...

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  • The Black Sandy Beach of Vik !

    Vik i Myrdal has a beautiful beach ! The broad, black sandy south-coast beaches are punctuated by craggy cliffs...pounded by heavy surf of North Atlantic Sea.Looking inland, we could see the green mountains in Vik. So beautiful !We could also see The Vik Church on my photo...

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  • The Black Sandy Beach of Vik !

    Vik i Myrdal has a beautiful beach ! The broad, black sandy south-coast beaches are punctuated by craggy cliffs...pounded by heavy surf of North Atlantic Sea.I love this photo !We can see the vast area of the black sandy beach in Vik...Can you see the small stream that I crossed from the above photo ?

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    On our way east towards Jökulsarlón, we stopped in Vik to see the famed Reynisdrangar rock pillars and to grab a bite at the Strönd Restaurant, and to get gas for our car. The food was more fast food like (well the part of the restaurant we dined in at least) and it was your normal fare of quick eating. If I recall correctly, I think I had a hamburger which isn't traditionally Iceland at all, but it hit the spot.

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    I had amazing tour in Iceland this summer, 2009 as i am in wheelchair i travelled with All Iceland Tours to Vík In Mýrdal.The town is amazing and the people are so friendly. I was almost able to go where ever i wanted.The beach is a must see and so are waterfalls the Seljarlandsfoss, Skógarfoss.If you are disable tourist just contact All Iceland...

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  • The Vik Church...

    In Icelandic, this church is called Vikurkirkja. This church was designed by Gudjon Sameulsson.One of the first Icelandic architects & built by a local carpenter by the name of Matthias Einarsson...This would be my last photo inside this beautiful church.Another stain-glass window, again geometrical designs of some fish & a chalice...

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  • The Vik Church...

    In Icelandic, this church is called Vikurkirkja. This church was designed by Gudjon Sameulsson.One of the first Icelandic architects & built by a local carpenter by the name of Matthias Einarsson...A closer look of the stain-glass windows, one of them...To me the design is very arty & geometrical !All have references to the holy scripture...

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  • The unpredictable weather in Iceland.

    As you can see, the weather changes so quickly in Iceland. We left Reykjavik with blue skies and within an hour clouds were overhead and rain started falling shortly. In Vik, the visibility was poor, but we could only imagine what a nice village this must be in great weather. Certainly lots of hiking in the area. So be sure to take your weather...

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  • My Sweet Memory in Vik i Myrdal !

    This is my sweet memory in Vik i Myrdal ! My luggage !3 of them...The far left is the backpack where I put my foods, prepared to me by Siggi in Reykjavik ! Lots of food in the backpack like breads, jams, chicken wings, 'instant' Spaghetti Bolognese etc etc ! oh, plus a thermos to put some hot drink, Siggi reminded me...The middle one is THE TENT...

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  • Vik's Cliffs...

    In Vik i Myrdal, there are a few cliffs where you can climb to see the bird life inhabited onto these cliffs & also these cliffs would be a stand point where you can capture the areas around Vik !This photo was taken when I was already down there in Vik Village, I had to see The Vik Church or also known as Vikurkirkja...I could take the easy road...

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