Vik and Dyrholaey

At the southernmost point of Iceland, Vik is world-famous for its stunning black sand beaches. With its towering basalt rock formations and sharply rising cliffs, Vik is truly a wonder to behold. Dyrholaey, a small peninsula not far from Vik, offers incredible views of both the sea and the many seabirds that make coastal Iceland their home. In the late summer, puffins nest in the cliff faces of Dyrholaey.

Did you know?

  • Legend says that the Reynisdrangar pillars, rising from the North Atlantic Ocean just off the beaches at Vik, were trolls that were turned to rock while dragging their boats ashore.


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Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.