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.

Hotel Vík í Mýrdal
Hotel Vík í Mýrdal
3.5 out of 5
Klettsvegur 1-3, Vik I Myrdal, 870
The price is $253 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 3
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Vik I Myrdal. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (331 reviews)
"Great location and breakfast buffet! Would highly recommend this hotel!"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2022

Hotel Vík í Mýrdal
Black Beach Suites
Black Beach Suites
3 out of 5
Vik I Myrdal, Vik I Myrdal, South Iceland, 871
The price is $438 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Vik I Myrdal. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (457 reviews)
"The location was close to town, the beach, and attractions. The view overlooking the fields, mountains and ocean was great. The TV was interesting because it did not have any local or cable channels. Instead, they had free netflix and youtube. Food options were limited like frozen pizza and chicken ..."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Black Beach Suites
Hótel Kría
Hótel Kría
3 out of 5
Sléttuvegur 12-14, Vik I Myrdal, South Iceland, 870
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $323 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 3-star golf hotel in Vik I Myrdal. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (927 reviews)
"It was fun to see the ocean and the rock outcrop of Vik from our window. It was conveniently located on Highway 1. We did need to drive for dinner and shopping. Breakfast was very good."

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

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.
Black Beach Suites
Black Beach Suites
3 out of 5
Vik I Myrdal, Vik I Myrdal, South Iceland, 871
The price is $438 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Vik I Myrdal. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (457 reviews)
"The location was close to town, the beach, and attractions. The view overlooking the fields, mountains and ocean was great. The TV was interesting because it did not have any local or cable channels. Instead, they had free netflix and youtube. Food options were limited like frozen pizza and chicken ..."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Black Beach Suites
Vík Apartments
Vík Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Sléttuvegur 4-8, Vik I Myrdal, South Iceland, 870
The price is $540 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Vik I Myrdal. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall value ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (127 reviews)
"Property was great, as was location. Not enough towels provided and no access to laundry as suggested."

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2022

Vík Apartments
Norður-Vík
Norður-Vík
3 out of 5
Suðurvíkurvegur 5B, Vik I Myrdal, 870
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Vik I Myrdal. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (19 reviews)
"Good view. My son loved the dogs and chickens that are on- site. Breakfast would have been nice with eggs from those chickens to add to the animal experience. Beds could have been a little more comfortable."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2022

Norður-Vík
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