Things to do in Vik

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    Dyrhólaey

    Dyrhólaey

    Ranked #1 overall in Vik things to do
    9.323 reviews
    Outdoors, Landmark
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyBackpackers

    Very beautiful area and worth seeing, one of my favorites. Its 2 hours and 18 min. drive from Reykjavik and on the way you can see the waterfall Skógarfoss and ...

  • 2
    Reynisfjara

    Reynisfjara

    Ranked #2 overall in Vik things to do
    9.914 reviews
    Outdoors, Beach
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    Reynisfjara is a stunning, black sand beach near Vík í Mýrdal in the south of Iceland. It is famous for it's massive rock formations with basalt lava columns, as well ...

  • 3
    Sólheimajökull Glacier

    Sólheimajökull Glacier

    Ranked #3 overall in Vik things to do
    9.413 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature
    Popular withOutdoorsyGreenAdventure

    Gayle and I walked on this glacier during a December visit to Iceland. It's a glacial "tongue" at the southwestern outlet of the Myrdalsjokull icecap, and is about 8 km ...

  • 4
    Reynisdrangar

    Reynisdrangar

    Ranked #4 overall in Vik things to do
    8.67 reviews
    Beach
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsy

    These other worldly structures are super cool: in reality, they are stacked basalt columns and finger-like juts of stone; in Icelandic folklore, they are the remains of trolls who attempted ...

  • 5
    Solheimasandur

    Solheimasandur

    Ranked #5 overall in Vik things to do
    10.04 reviews
    Outdoors
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    This site had been on my Urban Exploration bucket list for a very long time. In November of 1973, a U.S. Navy DC-3 aircraft ran out of fuel and crashed ...

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    Laufskálavarða

    Laufskálavarða

    Ranked #6 overall in Vik things to do
    9.04 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors
    Popular withOutdoorsyHistoryAdventure

    Laufskálavarða is a lava ridge in the Katla Geopark that is said to be located on the site of a farm that was destroyed by the first recorded Katla eruption ...

  • 7
    Seljalandfoss

    Seljalandfoss

    Ranked #7 overall in Vik things to do
    9.33 reviews
    Outdoors, Winter Sports, Hiking and Nature
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    One of the few waterfalls in Iceland you can walk behind. It's gorgeous from the front, but you don't really realize the power or how large it is until you're ...

  • 8
    Álftavatn

    Álftavatn

    Ranked #8 overall in Vik things to do
    10.02 reviews
    Outdoors, Lake
    Popular withAdventureGreen
  • 9
    Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

    Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

    Ranked #9 overall in Vik things to do
    9.02 reviews
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureSolo Female

    An amazing ice cap along the south coast that sits on top of an active volcano. It's also Iceland's 4th largest and southern-most glacier. You can access the glacier via ...

  • 10
    Thorvaldseyi (Þorvaldseyri) Visitors Center Eyjafjallajökull Erupts

    Thorvaldseyi (Þorvaldseyri) Visitors Center Eyjafjallajökull Erupts

    Ranked #10 overall in Vik things to do
    8.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesGreen

    This little tourist center includes a film on the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull and a nice gift shop. We found the staff to be very friendly and enjoyed this stop ...

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