Vík í Mýrdal Travel Guide
Tóin - The Door Hole
Tóin - The Door Hole
Rock Arch at 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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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!
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
1 Review and 55 Opinions Allow me to preface this tip by stating that my wife and I did not stay at Hotel Edda. We were in...
Strönd Restaurant: Strönd Restaurant of Vik
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.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
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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...
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...
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...
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