Vík The town of Vík is on the southern Iceland coast. Like most towns in Iceland, Vík features a neatly painted church. The population of Vík is somewhere around 500. In the height of the summer, that easily doubles just with the people staying in the very nice campground.
Another famous landmark in Vík is the group of rock pillars just off shore. As with every pillar of rock in Iceland, these are said to be trolls who had the misfortune of being caught out in the sun.
Vík Beach The beach at Vík is made of black volcanic sands. A memorial to some Germans is nearby... I'm not sure exactly what happened to the Germans since the memorial was in German.
Sunset Sunset is a lengthy period of time in the height of summer. This photo was taken around 11pm.
Dyrhólaey Lighthouse A few miles away from Vík, a lighthouse keeps watch over the rocky tip of Dyrhólaey.
Dyrhólaey Farm This farm near Dyrhólaey is nestled between the sea and the glacial ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull.
Dyrhólaey Beach A thin mist of wind-blown sea spray hovers over the black sandy beach west of Dyrhólaey. The beach continues uninterrupted for as far as the eye can see.
Where is it? Vík is located very near the southern tip of Iceland, right on the ring road.
Before you go... There is a full range of services in Vík. As with many Icelandic towns, you don't really need to plan much in advance unless you want to get a hotel room.