Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Vík & Around


On the western side of Reynisfjall, the high ridge above Vík, Rte 215 leads 5km down to the black-sand beach Reynisfjara. It's backed by an incredible stack of basalt columns that look like a magical church organ, a…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Vík & Around


One of the South Coast’s most recognisable natural formations is the rocky plateau and huge stone sea arch at Dyrhólaey (deer-lay), which rises dramatically from the surrounding plain 10km west of Vík, at the end of…
Top Choice Icelandic in Vík & Around


The friendly ambience, in a warmly lit building with hardwood floors, exposed beams and interesting artwork, help to elevate this restaurant beyond its competition. Food is Icelandic hearty, ranging from farm plates…
Landmark in Vík & Around


Vík’s most iconic cluster of sea stacks is known as Reynisdrangur, which rises from the ocean like ebony towers at the western end of Vík's black-sand beach. Tradition says they're masts of a ship that trolls were s…
Microbrewery in Vík & Around

Smiðjan Brugghús

Vík's hippest hang-out is warehouse-style with grey walls, windows looking onto the brewing room and blackboards displaying 10 craft beers on tap. Hop aficionados can try Icelandic IPAs, pale ale, porter and farmhou…
International in Vík & Around

Ice Cave Restaurant

In the same complex as the Icewear store, this modern canteen-style dining room has futuristic lighting (with electric tree-like centre pieces) and serves surprisingly satisfying deli-style food from trays. Pick fro…
International in Vík & Around


Inside Brydebúð museum, this lively timber-lined all-rounder is very popular in high season for its crowd-pleasing menu ranging from burgers and pizza to lamb fillet. Be prepared to wait in summer since it doesn't t…
Cafe in Vík & Around

Black Beach Restaurant

Black volcanic cubes, meant to mimic the nearby black-sand beach Reynisfjara with its famous basalt columns, house this contemporary cafe that serves homemade cakes and snacks during the day, plus fish and chips, so…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Vík & Around


The big Icewear souvenir and knitwear shop next to the N1 petrol station is a coach-tour hit. You can peek inside the factory portion to see woollen wear being made and there are Icelandic souvenirs by the bucketloa…
International in Vík & Around


Grab a booth and a burger at the old-school grill inside the N1 petrol station with a view of Reynisdrangur. Daily specials from casserole to traditional Icelandic lamb stew.