Hotels & Accommodation in Vik

Hotels & Accommodation in Vik

Compare prices and availability of hotels and guesthouses in Vik. Stay in the charming town that's just a few steps away from the famous black sand beaches of Reynisfjara.

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Why stay in Vik?

The charming village of Vik offers visitors a range of options for a comfortable and memorable stay on Iceland's dramatic south coast. From cozy cottages to luxurious hotels, there is something for everyone.

Many accommodations in Vik boast breathtaking views of the surrounding natural wonders, such as the iconic Reynisfjara black sand beach and the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. Some also offer convenient access to nearby attractions like the Skogafoss waterfall and the Dyrholaey rock formation.

Accommodations in Vik also offer a range of amenities, such as on-site dining, spa facilities, and complimentary breakfast. Some even feature outdoor hot tubs or saunas, providing a relaxing and rejuvenating experience after a day of sightseeing in the region.

For those looking for a more traditional Icelandic experience, there are several guesthouses in Vik that offer intimate accommodations with a personal touch. These guesthouses are often family-owned and operated, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for travelers.

Overall, Vik is a great place to stay, and hotels and accommodations in the town offer visitors the perfect base for exploring the south coast of Iceland. With a variety of options available, travelers are sure to find the perfect accommodation to suit their preferences and budget.

Frequently asked questions

What part of Vik should I stay in?

The best area to stay in Vik is in the town center where Route 1 cuts through the town and serves as the main street. There you can find various restaurants and bistros and conveniences such as a supermarket and a gas station.

What is the best hotel in Vik?

The best hotel in Vik is Hotel Kria, which opened in 2018 and has a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from over 600 travelers. With its sleek Nordic design, which pays homage to the surrounding black cliffs, it's an excellent place to stay during your visit to the South Coast of Iceland. It has a cold and hot buffet for breakfast using local ingredients as well as an in-house restaurant with a cocktail bar. The hotel is located on the town's main street and has a 24-hour reception. There are 72 modern rooms and 1 eloquent suite.

What are the most famous attractions near Vik?

Vik is conveniently located in the south of Iceland, midway between Reykjavik and the famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. During your stay in Vik, you can visit the nearby Reynisfjara black sand beach, Reynisdrangar sea stacks, Dyrholaey rock arch, and the airplane wreck at Solheimasandur. If you're the adventurous type, you can make a short trip to explore the Solheimajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers.

What are the best outdoor activities in Vik?

There are many activities that you can enjoy while staying at your hotel in Vik. For example, you can visit a natural ice cave, go glacier hiking, join a snowmobiling tour, go quad biking on the black sand deserts, or try some ice climbing. You can also visit the beautiful natural wonders that surround the village, such as Reynisfjara black sand beach and the nearby Reynisdrangar rock formation. There's truly something for everyone in beautiful Vik.

Can I stay in a cottage near Vik?

Yes, there are some wonderful cottages available for rent near Vik which gives you a more personal accommodation that's closer to nature. Vestri Petursey Cottages are just a short distance from the town and have a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 80 reviews.

Are there any 4-star hotels in Vik?

Although there aren't any 4-star hotels in Vik, there are many 3-star hotels that provide spacious and comfortable Superior or Deluxe rooms for a quality stay in the south of Iceland.

What type of room can I book at hotels in Vik?

Hotels and guesthouses in Vik offer a wide range of accommodation options such as single, twin/double, triple and family rooms, suitable for solo travelers, couples, families and groups of friends alike. Breakfast is included, as well as bed linen, towels and free WiFi.

How do I get from Reykjavik to my accommodation in Vik?

The distance between Reykjavik and Vik is approximately 115 miles (190 kilometers) and the total driving time is about 2.5 hours. However, the drive will most likely take you longer than that, as you will be tempted to stop on the way to visit the wonderful sights of south Iceland.

Can I go to a natural ice cave if I book a hotel at Vik?

Yes, Vik is a great place to stay if you want to join an ice cave tour. From your hotel in Vik, you can visit the natural ice cave in Katla in Myrdalsjokull glacier, an 800-year-old ice cave with black, white, and blue ice. Unlike the ice caves in Vatnajokull glacier, the Katla ice cave is open and accessible all year round. Please note that it is not possible to access the ice cave without a professional guide, and you will need to book a tour in advance.

Are there any guided tours available in Vik?

Yes, there are several guided tours available in and around Vik, including hiking tours, glacier walks, and ice cave explorations. One of the more popular tours from Vik is this Ice Caving & Glacier Hiking Super Jeep Tour of Katla.

Can I see puffins while staying in Vik?

You can spot puffins in Vik during the breeding season from mid-April to mid-August. Dyrholaey rock arch and the cliffs near Reynisfjara beach are popular locations for puffin watching.

How far is Vik from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon?

Vik is approximately 120 miles (190 km) from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, which takes around 2.5 hours to drive along the Ring Road.
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