Vík í Myrdal
Vík has developed as an important local commercial centre and service for the travel industry. Vík is the southernmost district of Iceland, bordered by the glacial river Jökulsá to the west and the river Blautakvísl to the east. Its northern border is the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which caps the volcanic Mt. Katla, while its southern limits are black sands and the rolling Atlantic waves. The district lives mainly by agriculture and has a population of 600 people, more then half of who live in the coastal village Vík. Vík and its surroundings is one of the main bird life areas in Iceland. Just east of Vík is the largest colony of Artic terns in the country, and huge colonies of puffin, kittiwake and fulmar inhabit the cliffs sheltering the village to the west. Fulmar nests in cliffs and mountain gullies all along Mýrdalur.
Visitors will find a wide variety of leisure attractions in the majestic nature of Vík and its surroundings in Mýrdalur, including bird watching, walking, trout fishing, jeep safaris and sightseeing by an amphibious landing craft. An attractive new hotel is in Vík.