"The little town of Vík has three distinctions. One, it's Iceland's southernmost point. Two, it's the rainiest place on the island. And three, it has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world", says Lonely Planet. Just five minutes' walk from this black-sand beach is the Icelandair Hotel Vik, which opened in June 2015.
The property has dramatic views of the nearby cliffs through floor-to-ceiling windows. Worth a visit nearby are the Reynisdrangar Pillars (10 minutes by car), the 100-year-old Dyrhólaey lighthouse (20 minutes), and the impressive Mýrdalsjökull glacier.
The hotel is modern and minimal, with nods to the surrounding coastline in the art on the walls. The Berg restaurant serves a varied continental breakfast including cereal, toast, cold meats, cheese, fruit, waffles and smoked salmon. Lunch and dinner is served every day and features local fare -- try the Taste of Iceland platter with local Arctic char mousse, smoked and cured lamb. There's a happy hour in the bar from 4-6pm.
Upstairs, there are 46 rooms, with heated floors and powerful rainfall showers. Wi-Fi is free for room types higher than Standard Rooms, and rooms at the front of the building have views of the coastline. Aurora Borealis (northern lights) sightings are common here from September-April, and the hotel offers well-timed wake up calls if guests are interested in seeing them.
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Iron and ironing board
Kitchenette in some rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Public car park (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Children and additional guests
One child aged 12 and under stay free of charge, on request, when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Breakfast is free for children aged 5 and under, 50% of the adult's price for children aged 6 to 12.
No pets allowed.
City tax not included in the total price: 100 ISK per room, per night payable at the hotel.
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It's a 3-hour drive from Reykjavik airport. A taxi will cost around £35 each way, but for those driving, there is free car parking at the hotel.
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