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Vik I Myrdal
Travel Guide

Dyrholaey showing rocky coastline as well as a large group of people

Stroll along the volcanic sand of a black beach, climb to the top of the cliffs and enjoy views of stacks and arches on Iceland’s southern coast.

At the southern tip of Iceland, Vik I Myrdal is a village with extraordinary black beaches. With only about 300 inhabitants, it is the largest commune for many miles. Enjoy the village’s main attractions, the volcanic terrain and ocean views around it.

Take your family to Black Beach for a typical day of sand and sea on an atypical beach. Stroll along the black coastline and pick up shiny rocks formed by volcanoes. The most recognizable landmark in the region is the Reynisdrangar stack in the ocean in front of the beach. Take photos of the pointed rock formations and climb the cliffs behind the beach for a different angle.

To the west is Reynisfjara, another stretch of black sand, remarkable basalt columns and caves. Enjoy a picnic with views of the water and the sound of crashing waves.

Discover the peninsula of Dyrholaey and admire its arch hovering over the ocean. Amble along the green fields near cliffs overlooking the sea. Enjoy views of the glacier of Myrdalsjokull to the west and stacks to the east. Go birdwatching with binoculars to spot several different species. The town favorite is the puffin, which makes its nest in the cliffs.

This region is the wettest part of Iceland, with ferocious winds and crashing waves on the beaches. It remains popular year-round because the intense weather adds to the dramatic scenery. The village lies at risk near a large glacier, whose melted ice could devastate the town if the nearby volcano erupted.

Fly to one of the airports in the capital city of Reykjavik and drive southeast for 2 hours to reach the small village. It is the southernmost point of the country and faces the Atlantic Ocean.

The jagged cliffs, pointed rock formations and black sand of Vik I Myrdal make it seem like the end of the world.

Black Beach Suites
Black Beach Suites
3 out of 5
Vik I Myrdal, Vik I Myrdal, South Iceland
The price is $220 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Situated in Vik I Myrdal, this beach aparthotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Black Sand Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Reynisdrangar and Black Beach. Dyrholaey ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (318 reviews)
"Black Beach Suites is a beautiful hotel that I would enjoy staying at again. The view from our room was spectacular! It was a very large room with big bathroom, entry way/mud room with closets and drawers for storing belongings, and a large living room with double bed, pull out couch, kitchenette, ..."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Black Beach Suites
Hotel Vík í Mýrdal
Hotel Vík í Mýrdal
3.5 out of 5
2 Klettsvegur, Vik I Myrdal
The price is $253 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Black Sand Beach, Black Beach, and Reynisdrangar. Dyrholaey is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) away.
4.6/5Wonderful! (94 reviews)
"Easy to find, good size room and bathroom, great views of the ocean, wide selection of breakfast items"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Hotel Vík í Mýrdal
Hótel Kría
Hótel Kría
3 out of 5
Sléttuvegur 12-14, Vik I Myrdal, South Iceland
Located in the heart of Vik I Myrdal, this golf hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Black Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Reynisdrangar. Black Sand Beach and Dyrholaey ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (724 reviews)
"Clean modern rooms. Wonderful shower and water pressure. Great to have hair conditioner provided."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Hótel Kría
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Garage
The Garage
3 out of 5
Varmahlíð South Coast, Rangárþing eystra
The price is $192 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre and within 9 mi (15 km) of Skogafoss and Skogar Museum. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (463 reviews)
"Fantastic setting and very friendly staff."

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

The Garage
Black Beach Suites
Black Beach Suites
3 out of 5
Vik I Myrdal, Vik I Myrdal, South Iceland
The price is $220 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Situated in Vik I Myrdal, this beach aparthotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Black Sand Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Reynisdrangar and Black Beach. Dyrholaey ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (318 reviews)
"Black Beach Suites is a beautiful hotel that I would enjoy staying at again. The view from our room was spectacular! It was a very large room with big bathroom, entry way/mud room with closets and drawers for storing belongings, and a large living room with double bed, pull out couch, kitchenette, ..."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Black Beach Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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