Vik is a lovely little town, placed in between high hills that give it a very secluded and cosy feeling.
The town gas station is a sure stop for all travellers that continue eastwards through the Myrdalssandur, a big plain of sand and grid left by numorous glacial floods.
The black beach of Vk is one of the loveliest ones that are easily reacheble, with a panoramic view of the special rock formation just off the coast. Colonies of artic terns and puffins can be seen at the west end (right side as facing the ocean) of the beach.
In the neighbourhood of this little town is also the road leading to Dyrholaey, a stone arch on the shore that is big enough to fit boats.