Location: South Iceland
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Duration: Cirka 2 hours and 30 minutes drive from Reykjavík to Vik in Myrdal
Vík í Mýrdal is a village in Mýrdalshreppur in Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla. It is the southernmost urban area in Iceland and the only Icelandic fishing village with no harbor.
Numerous tourists visit Vík í Mýrdal every year, and you can see the town full of tourists during the summer. The town’s location is unique, as visitors can gaze upon glaciers and majestic mountains to the north and listen to the soothing sounds of waves crashing the beach at the southern tip of town.
It takes about 2.5 hours to drive to Vík in Mýrdal from Reykjavík, but for those who want to enjoy all the attractions on the way, they often spend a whole day getting from Reykjavík to Vík in Mýrdal. Thus, this charming town often becomes the first stop for travelers who aim at driving the ring road and, as such, a great place to start at and enjoy nature all around.
In Vík in Mýrdal, you can find a good supermarket, petrol station, shop, health center, swimming pool, fitness center, numerous restaurants, hotels, camping sites, and other accommodation options. Most tourists who visit Vík take a walk down to the beach to see the famous Reynisdrangar cliffs and enjoy being in the black sand. Birdlife in Vík is also unique, and you can also find horse rentals there.
Welcome to Vik in Myrdal