Top things to do in Vík & Around

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, helps to elevate this restaurant beyond its competition. Food is Icelandic hearty, ranging from farm plate…
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 India Pale Ales, pale ale, porter …
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 centrepieces) and serves surprisingly satisfying deli-style food from trays. Pick from…
International in Vík & Around


Inside Vík's 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 do…
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.