Vik

Accommodation:

  • Icelandair Hotel Vik

Transport:

  • There are no public railways but Iceland has a great bus service
  • Iceland’s public transportation is called Strætó
  • Consider buying the Reykjavík City Card, which gives you 24, 48 or 72 hours unlimited travel on the city busses, as well as admission to major attractions
  • Scheduled tourist buses are operated by private companies and run during summer only. These services have to be pre-booked
  • Flybus, Airport Direct and Airport Express connect with all flights
  • SBA-Nordurleid, based in Akureyri, serves northern Iceland
  • Click here for all bus numbers/routes

Things to see:

  • Sundlaugin pool
  • Katla volcano
  • Reyniskirkja Church
  • Voyages Friendship Statue
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Hálsanefshelliris Cave
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Hjörleifshöfði
  • Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

Tips:

  • Vik is the Southernmost village in Iceland and the only place that offers services and supplies between Skógar and Mýrdalssandur
  • Vik can be found just over 100 miles from Reykjavik, located on the main ring road, also known as Route One
  • Iceland’s 827-mile Route 1, or Ring Road, circles the island and is paved all the way around
  • SafeTravel.is, run by the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue, offers notifications on weather conditions such as snow, floods and heavy wind
  • Smyril Line operates a ferry service between Iceland and Demark from late March – late October, with stops over in the Faroe Islands.