Vík í Mýrdal

Vík í Mýrdal (‘Bay in the swampy valley’) or shortly just Vík is a village in South Iceland and it is the southernmost inhabited area in Iceland. With the population of just above 300 people, during the summer it Vík í Mýrdal multiplies the population. Just the caping ground in Vík has the official capacity of 500 people (and I guess sometimes there are even more people in it) then you can add hostel guesthouses and hotels, and you are well around 3000 people.
It literally divides the Icelandic south coast into two. Popular sights as Seljalandsfoss, Skógaoss, Dyrhólaey in the south-west and bit undiscovered and rawer areas east from Vík with Glacial lagoon – Jökulsárlón as the most prominent attraction east from Vík.

Due to the strong and dangerous sea currents, there is no harbour in Vík.

Even though you can find recently opened Krónan supermarket in Vík, the prices in there are quite high compared to the prices in Selfoss or other towns.

 

How to find Vík í Mýrdal:

Vík í Mýrdal is 180 kilometers/110 miles south east from Reykjavík directly on route nr. 1 – Ring Road. You cannot miss it.

GPS coordinates of Vík í Mýrdal: 63.419734, -19.006970 Take me there!

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Vík í Mýrdal from Reynisfjall

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