Vík í Mýrdal

Vík is a small town of little less than 300 people. It is located very close to the southernmost tip of the country, Kötlutangi. The nature in Vík is astounding. The town is situated under the impressive mountain Reynisfjall and south of the mountain are the famous Reynisdrangar, photographed by all tourists who pass by.

Vík í Mýrdal

The village of Vík í Mýrdal


It is an amazing experience to walk on the shore by the Reynisfjall mountain. There are large bird colonies that breed in the cliffs, amongst them the puffin and the fulmar, which is considered a local delicacy. But be careful by the sea for the waves can be dangerous there.


Reynisdrangar and Reynisfjall mountain in Vík í Mýrdal

I have a special bond with Vík because my father was born and raised there. My grandparents moved to Reykjavik long before I was born but I still have many relatives there. Tourism plays a big part in the economy of Vík with good hotels, restaurants and cafés.

Vík has the most annual precipitation in the country but we always seem to miss it as we have been there many times and I recollect only sunny weather. The vegetation is very green which stems from the abundance of rain.

How to get there:
Ring road no. 1 passes through Vik.

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