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Ströndin

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Ströndin

Austurvegur 18

GPS Points N63° 25' 3.422" W19° 0' 5.116"
Telephone

+354 487-1230

Opening period All year

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Makki ehf.
Tour Operators
  • Mánabraut
  • 870 Vík
  • 894-9422
Þorsteinn Gunnarsson - Dyrholaey Tours
Tour Operators
  • Vatnsskarðshólar 2
  • 871 Vík
  • 487-8500, 893-6800
Mountain Excursion
Tour Operators
  • Ketilsstaðaskóli
  • 871 Vík
  • 897-7737
Arcanum Glacier tours
Tour Operators
  • Ytri-Sólheimar 1
  • 871 Vík
  • 487-1500
DC 3 Tours
Tour Operators
  • Loðmundarstaðir
  • 871 Vík
  • 823-1320
Vík Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Klettsvegur
  • 870 Vík
  • 694-1700, 861-2299
Country Hotel Katla
Hotels
  • Höfðabrekka
  • 871 Vík
  • 487-1208
Ingi Már Björnsson
Tour Operators
  • Suður-Foss
  • 871 Vík
  • 894-9422, 487-1494
Volcano Hotel
Hotels
  • Ketilsstaðaskóli
  • 871 Vík
  • 486-1200
History and Culture
0.79 km
Brydebud

Brydebúð is situated in the older section of Vík, on the west side of the village, below the so-called "banks". This small museum is at the roots of the mountain Reynisfjall, not far from the ocean.

The storefront was originally built in the Westman Islands in 1831 and was named Godthaabs-outlet. In the year 1895, the merchant J.P.T. Bryde bought this old storefront, had it taken apart and moved to Vik by ship.

Store business was ongoing in Brydebúð until 1980: Bryde-store from 1895 to 1914, Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson & Co. from 1914 to 1926 and Kaupfélag Skaftfellinga from 1926 to 1980.

Nature
14.66 km
Hjorleifshofdi

Hjörleifshöfði or "Hjörleifur´s Headland" is a 221 m tuff rock promontory in the southwestern part of Mýrdalssandur, formed in the latter part of the Last ice age, by an eruption under the glacier.

Nature
18.23 km
Dyrholaey

Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high promontory, not far from Vík. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. (The name literally means "door-hole"). When the sea is calm, big boats can sail through it. There has even been a maniacal daredevil pilot that flew through the arch with a small-craft airplane! From the top of Dyrhólaey there is a great view. The headland is thought to have been made in an underwater volcanic eruption late in the glacial period, not unlike the eruption of Surtsey. Several outcrops are in the sea, the highest one called Háidrangur ("High column") is 56 m. high. Dyrhólaey has been a natural reserve since 1978. The promontory is widely known among sailors as "Portland", and English trawler fishermen ubeach where one can climb (at your own risk). According to legend the Reynisdrangar needles were formed when two trolls were trying to drag a three-masted ship to land. When daylight broke they turned to stone. The Needles can be seen clearly from the village of Vík and are 66 meters above sea level at their highest. In one of the many caves here - there is a local legend about a monster having lived here for many centuries. The monster seems to have disappeared after a landslide over 100 years ago…sed to call it "Blow hole". There are also amazing rock formations all along the Birdlife here is abundant, with puffins and eider ducks being the most common species in the area. The lighthouse on the top of the cliff stands impressive and stoic in this often very windy area. Be careful not to go too close to the ledge of this dramatic cliff.

South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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