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Vík

Suðurvíkurvegur 5
GPS: 63° 25,399'N, 19° 0,551'W
 
Tel:  (+354) 487-1106 / +354-867-2389
vik@hostel.is

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Hostel Details

Vík hostel is surrounded by extraordinary nature in the southest part of Iceland - with the amazing Reynisfjara beach and Dyrhólaey island close by

 

The hostel is located in Vík, a small village with appr. 300 inhabitants. From the hostel you have a very good view over the village. In the hostel you will find a guest kitchen and a dining room. All services are close by. Dyrhólaey is only 15 km from the Hostel. Vík has a beautiful nature and the area around the hostel is ideal for hiking. Museums and golf courses are close by.

The hostel has a wireless network connection.


 

Opening times:

Opening times (daily/weekly):    08:00-14:00 and 16:00-22:00 in June, July and August.
Opening times (over the year):    Open all year 

Nearest hostels:

 

 

Skógar 33 km (ca. 25 min) - Vestmannaeyjar 88 km (ca. 1 hour 20 min*) - Vagnsstaðir 219 km (ca. 2 hours 30 min)

Waiting time for ferry not included

 

Distance from Reykjavík:

186 km (ca. 2 hours 10 min)

 

Facilities
  Discounts and concessions available   
  Cycle rental available at or near the hostel   
  Basic store available at or near the hostel
  Family rooms available
  Credit card accepted
  Garden
  Hostel open 24h
  Café/Bar
  Playground
  Sheets for hire
  Currency exchange at or near hostel
  Sports
  TV room
  Female only
  Rates include local tax
  Self-catering kitchen
  Individual traveller welcome
  Cycle store at Hostel
  Groups welcome
  Non smoking room/area
 
  Common room(s)
  BBQ
 

Total bed capacity: 36

Directions



Directions


Bus:    
For those travelling by bus there are daily bus connections during the summer time from Reykjavík and Höfn to Vík.
Parking:
In front of the hostel
Location:
As Vík is on the ringroad it is very easy to reach the hostel by car.
Attractions

Black sand beaches

A remarkable nearby feature is the beautiful black beach with the Reynisdrangar, black basalt columns sculpted by the sea. A folk tale says that they are former trolls  which were caught outside at dawn. The sea around them is rather wild and stormy, so travelers will not be surprised to discover a monument to the memory of drowned seamen on the beach.


Dyrhólaey

The view from up there is interesting: To the north is to be seen the big glacier  Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible - depending on weather conditions. In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name (meaning: the island with the hill door). In the summertime, many puffins nest on the cliff faces of Dyrhólaey.

Trips on sea

You can take a tour on sea to visit the amazing Dyrhólaey. The tour takes off from Dyrhólar and goes down the sands and to the east along the beach, where the opening in Dyrhólaey and the rock pillars off the coast are clearly visible. From there the vessel is launched and you will sail through the opening of Dyrhólaey (Tónni) and pass by some of the biggest rock pillars near to the promontory, i.e. Kambur, Háidrangur, Lundadrangur and Mávadrangur.

Puffins

Vík and the surrounding areas are perfect to see those quirky little creatures called puffins.
Glacier Tours




    Vík hostel is an authorized tour operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board.

Discounts

By becoming a member of Hostelling International you will enjoy the best possible prices at our hostels. We have also teamed up with some local companies and arranged some great discounts for HI members. All you have to do is show your card when you pay and the discount is yours. to learn more about how to become a member, see here.

 

leirbrot og gler       

Leirbrot og gler - 10% of glass and ceramics

  Address: Bakkabraut 6, 870 Vík
  Leirbrot og gler is a glass and ceramic workshop owned by the artis Guðrún Sigurðardóttir



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