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Things to do in Vik
Written by Sarika on July 26, 2021 Share on

10 Things to Do in Vik, Iceland For a Dreamy Vacation

It’s that time of the year! The best time to visit Iceland is finally here. Vik is a beautiful village in Iceland that is too beautiful to be true. Plan ahead and travel to the Land of Fire and Ice and here is a list of amazing places to visit and 10 things to do in Vik, a true paradise!

 

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10 Things to do in Vik, Iceland

  1. Explore the Reynisfjara black sand beach
  2. Have dinner at Strondin restaurant
  3. Paragliding from a mountain peak
  4. Go on a hunt for Northern Lights
  5. Go on a hike above Vikurkirkja
  6. Explore the abandoned US Navy plane
  7. Enjoy the Lava Show
  8. Explore Katla glacier Ice cave
  9. Lunching at Vik beach
  10. Time travel to Viking Tomb

1. Explore the Reynisfjara black sand beach

Reynisfjara black sand beach, Things to do in Vik
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Reynisfjara beach is also called the black sand beach because of its unusual black coloured sand, pebbles and rocks. It is also considered to be one of the dangerous beaches because of the roaring waves crashing the shore. You must know that Iceland is famous for volcanoes as well, therefore some beaches in Iceland have black sand. Be very careful to not drive on beaches, because it is illegal to tamper with the beauty of nature. Black is always an attraction and thus, this goes into our list of 10 things to do in Vik!

Also read- Is the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach Safe?

2. Have dinner at Strondin restaurant

Strondin is a bistro and a bar along the shores of the Black sand beach in Vik. People who visit this beach can very easily access this restaurant because of its close proximity and unlimited services and availability throughout the day. You can have your own choice of food and wine and sit back overlooking the sea and enjoy your day. This is one of the most rejuvenating things to do in Vik.

Also read- 15 Most beautiful beaches in Iceland

3. Paragliding from a mountain peak

Paragliding from a mountain peak, Things to do in Vik
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For the adrenaline junkies, here is your cup of tea! No matter the cost, this is a must-do thing in Vik especially from the mountain ranges. Paragliding from the mountain ranges in Vik gives you the ultimate thrill of flying above the most famous tourist destination that everyone dreams of. A well-trained instructor will be flying with you on a plane for 15 to 20 minutes till the dropzone and will jump off the plane with you as well. And yes! You are creating memories for a lifetime during that jump. You will be in the air above the ranges for about 1to 2 hours and then slowly land on the nearby beaches. I can see you smile! And yes! One of the best 10 things to do in Vik!

How much does the ticket cost?

Around 35000 ISK (20680 INR)

4. Go on a hunt for the Northern Lights

Go on a hunt for the Northern Lights, Things to do in Vik
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What if two beautiful attractions come together at one place in Vik? Can you imagine your vacation to be more heavenly? Iceland’s most famous Northern lights or Aurora Borealis can be clearly viewed on a dark night with clear skies from the black sand beach. Yes! one of the most famous attractions in Vik is the Reynisfjara beach and northern lights will be visible from the beach itself! All you have to do is find the best spot, grab your dinner, sit back and wait till you experience the most beautiful picture in the sky! Your heart feels tranquillity and peace at that moment. This is one of the best parts and top 10 things to do in Vik. Do not miss your chance!

5. Go on a hike above Vikurkirkja

Go on a hike above Vikurkirkja, Things to do in Vik
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This is your go-to choice of activity to do in Vik. There are many hiking trails around the village of Vik. People often get confused with Reynisfjara and Vikurkirkja. Usually, the hike lasts up to 4 to 5 days. But if you are going on a short trek, you can choose a shorter trail and test your stamina to the fullest. This is one of the top 10 things to do in Vik, that gives you the life experience of walking miles together holding hands with mother nature.

Some of the best hiking trails

  • Coastline of Reynisdrangar
  • Explore the caves of Skogafoss
  • Hike up to the Thakgil range

Also read- 10 Best Things to Do in Iceland in Winter

6. Explore the abandoned US Navy plane

Explore the abandoned US Navy plane, Things to do in Vik
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Looking at more attraction and filmy places, we are missing out on some of the unexplored places in Iceland. As a result, here is a heart touching incident that will want you to visit this place for sure. There is an abandoned plane that belonged to the US Navy, who was flying from Hofn Hornafjodur airpost to the Naval air station in Keflavik to deliver some important radar supplies. Because of severe turbulence and icing, the crew had to do an emergency landing on a frozen river near Sólheimasandur. The crew were later rescued by the rescue team but the wrecked plane still stands there as an emotional piece of memory. People who get fascinated by exploring the remains and debris should absolutely visit this place and get a closer look at how a US Navy flight looks.

7. Enjoy the Lava Show

Enjoy the Lava Show, Things to do in Vik
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Okay, this one’s gonna be awesome. Icelandic Lava show is the only place on earth where you get to see legit lava or magma flowing right in front of you. Some of the famous active volcanoes in Iceland are Katla and Eyjafjallajokull, therefore they have just recreated the prototype. Firstly, all the safety precautions will be explained to you. Secondly, the guides there will explain to you the process of how a volcano erupts and gushes out lava and magma. At last, piping hot red magma at 1100 degrees Celcius will be poured over ice. This is once in a lifetime experience and Vik is the only place on earth where you can witness it. So, this definitely tops our list of 10 things to do in Vik.

Also read- 10 reasons to visit Iceland- The Land of Fire and Ice

8. Explore Katla Glacier Ice Cave

Explore Katla Glacier Ice Cave, Things to do in Vik
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Katla caves are one of the most beautiful ice caves in Iceland. A 45-minute drive from Reykjavik will bring you down this pretty little village called Vik. Katla glacier ice caves are the fourth largest volcanic caves in Iceland. Katla is an active volcano that erupts ferociously every few decades. Due to continuous eruptions, chemical reactions and climatic conditions, the volcanic ashes, rocks, lava and ice everything together were crushed and pressed for the past centuries, thus forming these beautiful caves. It is believed that the Vikings have settled and used these caves for years. The beautiful deep sea blue colour rocks and caves will treat your eyes.

9. Lunching at Vik beach

Lunching at Vik beach, Things to do in Vik
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Because of the volcanic eruptions and ashes spilling all over the country, most of the beaches in Iceland have black colour sand. So, one of the best things that tourists can do is relax the whole day. Beaches in Iceland have the most beautiful view, food and ambience. So, choose a good beach, grab your favourite food and relax with your loved ones and enjoy the picturesque view of the sea, mountains, sky, and earth altogether around you! So, why wait? Make this the most important thing to do in any country you travel to.

10. Time travel to the Viking tomb

Time travel to the Viking tomb, Things to do in Vik
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So, how unique can Iceland get? Because preserving centuries-old tombs are the rarest of the rare sights in the world. After the first Viking settler in 873 AD, there were many wars, untold mysteries revolving around the Vikings clan. The tomb was named after the first-ever Viking that settled in Iceland. Therefore, hike up the Vikings tomb, as you will be amazed at yourself because you’re standing in one of the most unique places in the world. This hike will take up to 2 to 3 hours, but the end result is worth the wait.

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