"Sharrie's Vik Waterfalls" Vík by Sharrie

Vík Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 101 photos

We (Ann & I) were in Iceland for only 6 days. That calls for some drastic measures ;-) As soon as we arrived on June 4, we signed up for a guided tour to the infamous & scenic Golden Circle Route which introduced us to beauty of Gullfoss & Geysir. On the 2nd day, we proceed on the Southshore Adventure tour by Reykjavik Excursion which took us south of Reykjavik to Vik.

VIK is a small village with only a population of 300! It is the southernmost village in Iceland with no harbor & yet a local fishing industry which incidentally is also the largest industry in Iceland. Before our arrival to Vik, we were driven through a myriad of landscapes of natural beauty as you can see from all the photos I've posted on this page. This is the "greenest" part of Iceland from what we had seen in the 6 days we were there.

Once upon a time, Vik was isolated by the cliffs from all parts of Iceland. The eruption of Mt. Katla in 1660 changes all that. The beach south of Vik was then named one of the 10 most beautiful island beaches in the world by Islands Magazine (1991).

  • Last visit to Vík: Jun 2002
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  • EUROPAPILLON's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2007 at 3:07 AM

    wrong for me ... but what a relaxing green !!?! What about the "noise" of this beautiful waterfall?

  • ligaya's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2007 at 11:58 AM

    hehe i voted correctly! amazing view Sharrie.

  • LauraWest's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2007 at 5:46 PM

    Beautiful waterfall & greenery!

  • jayjayc's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2007 at 11:46 PM

    was choosing between GreenLand & New Zealand. prefer to look at the answer first before i place my post. and both guesses are wrong.. ahaha cheaters really will never have a good luck.. ahahaha relaxing photos -jayjayc

  • wulanda's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2007 at 10:37 PM

    hmmm.. i voted new zealand...hehehe it's wrong

  • ChristaV's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2007 at 12:07 PM

    Silly me, I also thought it was Ireland. Never imagined that Iceland could also be green. Thought it was covered in snow and ice only

  • aloha088's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2007 at 2:00 AM

    yes, I was right! Even I've never been to Iceland this amazing waterfall and green is undoubtable! I would love to go to Iceland, it must be a wonderful. I love your photos - cheers, Jacqueline

  • mollymoo0oo0's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2007 at 3:46 AM

    aah... such a beautiful photo, i couldn´t be sure between iceland and NZ and voted for the latter :) anyway, looks like you went to a beautiful part of the world, thanks for sharing! m.x

  • lina112's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2007 at 7:36 AM

    Ouchhhhh, i voted the wrong one. Beautiful pic. Lina

  • bruingirl's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2007 at 12:25 PM

    Ahh....my guess was wrong - I thought Ireland. Oh, well! BEAUTIFUL picture! I can't believe how green it is! holy cow!


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