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

    The whole beach and coastline here is beautiful, and the concentration of sights make it a must-stop on any Ring Road tour. Dyrhólaey is a beautiful, naturally-occurring arch in the ...

  • 2
    Reynisfjara

    Reynisfjara

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

    Reynisfjara is a black sand beach with columnar basalt formations and ocean carved caves. The two columns you can see afar are a couple of trolls by Icelandic legend. This ...

  • 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

    The famous Reynisdrangar are pictorial basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall. Legend says that the stacks originated when two trolls dragged a three-master ship to land unsuccessfully and ...

  • 5
    Solheimasandur

    Solheimasandur

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

    This airplane wreckage sight is so hauntingly beautiful! Right upon the black sand beach is this sight of a plane that ran out of fuel in 1973 with all passengers ...

  • 6
    Laufskálavarða

    Laufskálavarða

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

    If you're driving the Ring Road, you definitely won't pass by this without stopping! Incredibly cool rock formations from long ago lava flows. Makes for a great picture stop. Plus: ...

  • 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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