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Discover Vik in Iceland

Vik in the region of South with its 279 habitants is a place located in Iceland - some 101 mi or ( 163 km ) South-East of Reykjavík , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Vik

Local time in Vik is now 07:29 PM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Atlantic/Reykjavik " with a UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri, Selfoss, Reykjavík, and Keflavík. When in this area, you might want to check out Sauðárkrókur . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Vik ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Windy and snow near Vik, Iceland (15-03-09)

0:28 min by AletheaWilliam
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National road N1 to Vik Iceland

0:43 min by João Leitão
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Sun shine in the national road N1 to Vik in Iceland. On the way to vik i got to see this nice colors and nice river coming from the mountains meeting the sea and the road passes there. ..

Vikings, Geology, Folklore, Puffins Wareameye's photos around Vik, Iceland (viking folklore)

2:12 min by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu
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Preview of Wareameye's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Vik, Iceland ..

What Volcano?

1:40 min by Bullet Miller
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A short (and poorly executed) video about the current Grimsvötn volcano eruption here in South Iceland. I live in a small village called Vík í Mýrdal and work at the Norður-Vík Hostel. ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Vík í Mýrdal

The village of Vík (or Vík í Mýrdal in full) is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island, around 180 km by road SSE of Reykjavík. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants as of January 2011) it is the largest settlement for some 70 km around and is an important staging post, thus it is indicated on road signs from a long distance away.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 63.42 -19.01 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Populated places in Iceland, Populated places on Iceland's Route 1


Mýrdalshreppur is a municipality located in southern Iceland. As of January 2011, it had a total population of 469 and a population density of 0.65 per square kilometre . The total area is 755 square kilometres . The main village is Vík.

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Located at 63.42 -19.01 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Municipalities of Iceland


Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland. Legend says that the stacks originated when two trolls dragged a three-masted ship to land unsuccessfully and when daylight broke they became needles of rock.

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Located at 63.40 -19.03 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Columnar basalts, Iceland East Volcanic Zone, Stacks (geology), Volcanism of Iceland


The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey (120m) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen) is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from the village Vík. It was formerly an island of volcanic origin, which is also known by the Icelandic word eyja meaning island. The view from up there is interesting: To the north is to be seen the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull.

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Located at 63.40 -19.13 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Peninsulas of Iceland, South Iceland