It has been quite a while since I have written about Iceland, but I think it is time to get back at it. Iceland is a land made of dreams – literally. Think of a landscape that inspired stories about elves, trolls and every mystical creature you could think of. So, if you read my last Iceland post, you may have noticed that I spent some time in Reykjavik. Well, afterwards my sister and I started our trek around the ring-road with our first stop being VIK, ICELAND.
I should note, that the road to Vik itself is only a short drive, but on the way there, there are so many places that YOU MUST STOP AT, that it ends up taking a whole day. Therefore, Vik is a great place to get your beauty rest, before continuing your journey.
The day we set out to Vik, it was very, very windy and rainy. So we saw all the sights, but some we came back to the next day when the wind wasn’t so bad. Our car literally rocked like crazy!
Things to do on the way to Vik:
- Flat-top Mountain – on the way to Selfoss. The first man to settle in Iceland spent his last years living on the mountain before dying. Legend has it that on one day every summer, his tomb opens up and you can see all his treasures.
2. Kerio Volcanic Craters – down the road from flat top mountain there are some Volcanic craters that are colorful and truly stunning.
3.Seljalandsfoss – an amazing waterfall you can walk behind! Careful because when it is rainy the ground becomes VERY slippery! Make sure to walk down the path and onto the grass, to the left of the waterfall there is a hidden canyon with waterfalls inside that no one knows about!!! Careful because you will get soaked here!
4. Cave houses! Did you know people lived in caves in Iceland? It’s true! In fact, the last cave-dwelling family moved out in the 1940s!
5. Skogafoss – a beautiful and stunning waterfall. You cannot miss out on seeing this! There is a staircase up to the top of the waterfall – but be warned. When windy it can be very hard to keep your footing … this is from first-hand experience. There are 337 stairs and not the best handrail!
6. Rock formations in Vik – legend has it that 2 trolls went out to bring back a 3-masked ship to the shore, but the sun came out and they turned to stone!
7. Column Rock Formations & Rock Caves – absolutely amazing! Careful because when the tide comes up it can get a little tricky!
8. The view of Vik.
So, the road to Vik is amazing! Make sure to make lots of the stops along the way. Let me know if you have been to Vik and if there is anything you recommend!
The little hostel we stayed at ^ very cute and cozy!
With Love, Meg