Thursday, 17 May 2018

Where to Stay: The Best Hotels in Vik, Iceland

Vík í Mýrdal, also known as Vik, is a small fishing village 2.5 hours southeast of Reykjavik on Iceland’s Ring Road. Sitting on the southernmost tip of the island, this charming little town rests between the volcanic black sand beaches of its Atlantic coast and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which rests on top of Katla volcano. It's the southernmost village in Iceland and is rumored to be one of the warmest places in the country, although only by a degree or so. The tiny town is a popular stop off when people visit Iceland, so let's look at some of the best hotels in Vik for your Nordic adventure.

View of ocean and church in Vik, Iceland

Best Hotels in Vik, Iceland - Icelandair Hotel Vik (3-star hotel) 
https://www.icelandairhotels.com/en/hotels/vik

This charming yet contemporary hotel has all of the modern amenities plus an unbeatable natural surrounding. Not only are there great views but you are close to the Reynisdrangar Pillars, Reynisfjara Beach, Dyrholaey Island, Solheimajokull Glacier, and the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. This makes the perfect base for your trips to the natural wonders close by.

Best Hotels in Vik, Iceland - Black Beach Suites (3-star hotel) 
http://blackbeachsuites.is/

This luxury hotel opened in 2017 and features studio apartments with kitchenettes and a bathroom. Not only can you watch Netflix from your room, you also have views of beautiful black sand beaches. You can explore closeby natural attractions such as the Westman Islands, Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon, and Skaftafell National Park. You can also see the Northern Lights from the property when it’s the right time of year.

Volcanic black sand beaches near one of the best hotels in Vik, Iceland

Best Hotels in Vik, Iceland - Puffin Hotel Vik (3-star hotel) 
https://www.puffinhotelvik.is/

This clean, simple hotel makes another great option in Vik. You should note that there is both a hotel and a hostel on the premises. Make sure you reserve at your desired accommodation option when you make your booking. The hotel is located about a 10-minute walk from Vik’s famed black sand beaches. They also offer free private parking to all of their guests. This is a great option for a one-night stopover along Iceland’s southern coast.

Best Hotels in Vik, Iceland - Hotel Katla (3-star hotel)
https://hotelkatla.is/

This countryside hotel lies about 5km east of Vik, between impressive mountains and gorgeous black sand beaches. All guests have access to the outdoor geothermal hot tub. The rooms are bright with lots of space and several even have kitchens. Nearby activities include glacier walks on Sólheimajökull glacier, Jeep tours, snowmobile tours on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, bird watching and boat tours in and around Dyrhólaey, visits to the Skógar Museum, and more.

Skogarfoss waterfall near hotel in Vik, Iceland

Wherever you decide to lay your head, you are sure to enjoy everything the small village of Vik has to offer. It’s a nice, quiet little town and could be just the rest you need during your relaxing trip to Iceland. As you’ve seen, Vik makes a great base for exploring the south of Iceland. It sits right on Iceland’s Ring Road and is close to many of Iceland best natural attractions. We hope you like the black sand beaches of Vik and enjoy your stay!

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