Vík í Mýrdal

Vík í Mýrdal (‘Bay in the Swampy Valley’) is a popular village on the southern coast of Iceland and also the southernmost inhabited area in Iceland. Its population is just over 300 residents, but in the summer months, the number of people multiplies. The local campsite in Vík alone has an official capacity of 500 people, but I can imagine that sometimes there are even more. Add in the hostel, guesthouses, and hotels, and suddenly there are around 3,000 people.

Right next to Vík is Víkurfjara beach. A slightly longer hike will take you to the Hatta viewpoint, and a popular spot is also the view of Vík and its surroundings from the local church.

It can be said that Vík divides the southern coast of Iceland in two. To the west are well-known tourist attractions like Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Dyrhólaey, while the east is more raw and wild, with the main tourist gem undoubtedly being the Glacier Lagoon – Jökulsárlón.

Vík í Mýrdal is about 180 kilometers southeast of Reykjavik, and since it is right on the Ring Road, you can’t miss it.