Vík in Mýrdalur 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. 600 metres below the ice lies the dormant subglacial volcano Katla. Vík is the only seaside settlement in Iceland left without a harbour due to natural circumstances. Nevertheless, Vík’s inhabitants used to go fishing and got products from ship before the roads were built in 1939.
Just east of the outskirts of the village lies one of Europe’s biggest artic tern breeding grounds. To the south of Vík a spectacular set of rock columns called Reynisdrangar rise majestically out of the Atlantic Ocean.