Little charming seafront village with rugged sea cliffs and black sand beaches, a true treasure of Iceland. Things we wanted to see but we didn’t due to the bad weather: Fjaðrárgljúfur, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Svartifoss, Skaftafell.On our third night we stayed at Fosshotel Vatnajokull, just right before Höfn. It was a very nice hotel for the price ( $103 ) for a one night stop on the Ring Road.
Vik makes for the southern most part of Iceland and damn it is beautiful. There are so many things to see here . Here is the list of must sees - Reynisfjara beach , Dyrholaey and Solheimasandur Plane Crash site. For Day 4 I will suggest to stay near Skogafoss or Vik as it will make it a little easy to go further west and will cut your journey to half .
The Black Beach is in the village of Vik in Iceland. One needs to first go to Reykjavik and from there you can head to Vik, which is approx a 2 hour drive, to see this Black Sand Beach which has been immortalized by the song "Gherua..." in the Bollywood movie, Dilwale. But beware, high tides hit this beach often, so you may not be allowed into the water. Enjoy a walk on the beach and immerse in the beautiful surrounding cliffs around.Wish I could know more about the crash landed plane and what happened then? Interested? Shall I tell you more....?It was the year 1973 and a United States DC Plane was flying in the Sky. Everything was perfect, the whether was ok and all the engines were working fine. Why then did the plane crash? Silly it may sound, but yes, the plane ran out of fuel and crashed on the black beach at Solheimasandur, in the South Coast of Iceland. But there were no causalities and all the passengers were safe. Later it turned out that the pilot had simply switched over to the wrong fuel tank.
Iceland is a country of waterfalls. If you spend enough time traveling around the island, you can see one every bunch of minutes. It really would be a shame not to come closer to some of them. On our way to Kirkjubæjarklaustur where we spent a night, we've visited the most interesting ones. Seljalandsfoss is definitely one of the most famous. One can walk behind it into a small cave and.. don't forget to take something waterproof or you're going to end up wet as I did :-D. Skógafoss is a huge one and you can walk up the hill to the point where the water starts to fall. Unforgetable.