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Iceland’s South Coast: Vík and Environs

Reynisfjara black sand beaches and basalt columns are Vik's signature natural attraction
The tourism industry in Iceland is booming. With over 2.2 million annual visitors, our small Nordic island has become a tourist hotspot, topping the bucket lists of travelers all around the globe. While some people come to Reykjavik for a few days, the majority of travelers who come to our shores are here for a different type of adventure:...

The Haunting DC-3 Plane Wreck at Sólheimasandur Beach

Iceland's iconic Sólheimasandur beach plane crash site
Along the windswept volcanic coasts of South Iceland's Sólheimasandur beach lay the remains of the Douglas DC-3 plane wreck. The white fuselage of the abandoned military aircraft rests in stark contrast against the black sand beaches and surrounding landscape. It’s a haunting sight and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. It’s actually quite easy...

Where to Eat in Vik: Best Restaurants and Dining Options

Halldórskaffi is one of Vik's best restaurants with this salmon salad and Arctic char
Apart from Reykjavik, the small coastal village of Vík on Iceland’s South Coast is probably one of the most visited towns in the country. It’s a popular stop located right on the Ring Road (Route 1). There’s not much surrounding the remote seafront village. But proximity to Iceland’s famed black sand beaches and the Reynisfjara peninsula’s hexagonal basalt columns...

Main Stops on Iceland’s Ring Road: The South Coast

Dyrholaey in South Iceland on the Ring Road
After the capital city of Reykjavik, Iceland’s South Coast is probably the most visited part of the country. The natural wonders found along this volcanic stretch of land are varied and numerous. From the cascading waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss to the black sand beaches of Vik and the icy glaciers in Vatnajökull National Park, there is so much to see...

Should I Drive Iceland’s South Coast or the Golden Circle?

Beautiful sunset in Vik, Southern Iceland
In recent years, Iceland has emerged as a must-do on travelers bucket list with a vengeance. Some aren’t even sure why they desire to go there with such a feverish passion. All they know is that it’s one of those places you “have to go” because it’s “amazing”. Once you’ve taken the big leap and decided to go, another...

Best Reykjavik Day Trips

Friends on a day trip from Reykjavik
You have been in Reykjavik for a few days, and your Icelandic adventure is coming to an end. Our capital city is filled with thrilling attractions, delightful restaurants, and captivating art galleries and studios. However, if you still have the travel itch before you depart, I urge you to rent a vehicle and take a day trip. Reykjavik may...

Vik’s Black Sand Beaches – A Dramatic Landscape That Inspires

Reynisfjara is a well known black sand beach in Vik
Today, let’s take a trip to one of the most fascinating places in Iceland, at least for me. The place we will visit is not huge but the beauty it holds it simply out of this world. Have you ever heard about black sand beaches? If not, you will discover a magnificent one here. Today's post is about Vik's...

Top Five Things to Do in Iceland

Turquoise blue seawater in geothermal area and lava field in Iceland
Iceland may be a small country, but the tiny Nordic nation packs a significant punch in terms of things to see and do. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, we've decided to compile a short catalog of the places that are definite must do's during your trip to Iceland. #1 The Blue Lagoon Spa This natural wonder is...

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Vik (Vík í Mýrdal)

Vik is a great spot to start your journey in the wild and unusual Icelandic world. One of its parts is warning signs of possible eruptions of volcanoes and sandstorms in the Myrdalssandur wasteland such as the one standing at the exit of the village on the east side. Going further it’s even more interesting! Its name is indeed Vík...

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