Vík í Mýrdal, a charming little town surrounded by volcanoes, is the southernmost seaside village and one that does not have a harbour.
Vik became an important commercial centre and service for the travelers. The service station, wool and souvenir shops on the main road make for a relaxing stop halfway between Reykjavik and Hofn.
This area has many exciting entertainment choices to offer. Recently opened, Icelandic Lava Show recreates a volcanic eruption, similar to what Eyjafjallajökull and Katla volcano are famous for, by pouring molten lava into a room full of people. Vik has also a tourist information center and a study and research center, Kotlusetur.
Many outdoor activities are offered also, including paragliding, sightseeing flights, horse riding on the Black Sand Beach, snowmobile and ATV tours and many others. The dramatic coastline, jagged and stunning, with formations such as Dyrholaey, Reynisdrangar and the famous Reynisfjara beach make Vik a really memorable place to visit. This beauty does not come without its dangers when the tide of the ocean is at its most active. Please be careful on Reynisfjara beach.