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"Black-sand beaches. An hillside church. A threatening volcano. Adventure activities galore. Welcome to Vík! This is the southernmost village on the mainland of Iceland. It's known as being the warmest spot--and one of the wettest--in the country. Plus it's a great stop for trips along the south coast due to its numerous hotels and restaurants. Vík í Mýrdal (its official name) lies 110 miles southeast of Reykjavík. It also sits right below Katla, an active volcano that could easily destroy (by lava flow or flash flooding) the seaside village. Since it doesn't have a port (the sea is too strong here), Vík wasn't settled until 1890. It quickly became a vital trading post for farmers, though. Less than 800 people now live in Vík. It certainly feels bigger as you drive through town. Visitors use it as both a quick stopover on the Ring Road and a home base to explore the south coast. You can find ATV rides, birdwatching, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, ice cave tours, lagoon kayaking, paragliding, snowmobiling, and zip lining within a short distance. Just keep one eye on the sea and the other on that pesky volcano while you're here."
" About: the biggest small village in South Iceland POI: Reynisfjara black sand beach, Vik church Amenities: fuel, restaurants/cafes, grocery store, liquor store, accommodation, camping, visitor center, souvenirs Pro-tip: common place to spend the night after the first half of the south coast"
"❗️EVA'S TIP: Vík is a cozy town where to stop during your road trip, either to get some supplies in the supermarket, Bónus (the cheapest one in Iceland) or to get to the hill further its church to contemplate the view from the top. "

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