From the iconic red roof church to the black sandy beaches, Vik Iceland is a great place to visit. We spent quite a bit of time in exploring Vik. It is hard to pick a highlight from Vik, though if pressed, I would have to say the sea stacks were my favorite. I absolutely love the sound of the surf hitting the rocks as the waves roll over, spraying water and salt into the air. I am always in awe of the immense power of the sea and the calming sounds it makes.
Sunset was the goal in Vik, though the weather did not cooperate. We still managed to spend an hour on the beach. Taking photos and watching the sea birds. A couple of girls rode by on horseback for their evening ride. How spectacular would that be to ride your horse every evening along the sea shore at sunset?
We stopped a little shop and bought souvenirs for the folks back home, and of course a little something for me. I bought Icelandic wool hats for me and my family. I have to say they are the warmest hats we have ever worn. The store had a big window on the second floor where you could look down and watch how all the wool products are made. Very interesting process when you see all the strands of wool being woven into your hat.
We also enjoyed dinner in Vik at the Halldorskaffi restaurant. It was a quaint little restaurant off of the main street. The setting was homey, the staff was super friendly and the food was superb. I had fish and a couple of the other girls had veal. With all the sheep in Iceland, veal is definitely a specialty. I also splurged and had a piece of chocolate cake. I am gluten-free, but found that I tolerated flour based products pretty well in Iceland.
After dinner, we headed back to our cabin, to plan our last day in Iceland as we headed back to the airport. Six days really were not enough time, it went so fast and there was still so much more to explore. I would like return to Vik in better weather, of course I’ve already been there so do you go back or find new? That is always a tough question for me.