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Service from west to east 1. Icelandic Mountain Guides

Mýrdalsjökull

Fimmvörðuháls

By Sólheimajökull Tel: 587-9999 info@mountainguides.is www.mountainguides.is

2. Arcanum Glacier Café

and local glacier guides By Sólheimajökull Tel: 487-1500 info@arcanum.is www.arcanum.is

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3. Arcanum guesthouse

4. Travelling Iceland

by Sólheimajökulsvegur Tel: 864-1336 juan@travellingiceland.com www.travellingiceland.com

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Distances from Vík. Km Keflavík..............................234 Reykjavík..........................186 Geysir.................................170 Landmannalaugar........121 Þórsmörk............................ 91 Skógar................................. 33 Sólheimajökull................. 31 Dyrhólaey.......................... 19 Reynisfjara......................... 11

Distances from Vík. Km Vík.............................................0 Þakgil................................... 14 Hjörleifshöfði.................... 14 Fjaðrárgljúfur.................... 70 Lakagígar.........................108 Kirkjubæjarklaustur....... 73 Skaftafell...........................140 Jökulsárlón .....................193 Höfn...................................272

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13. Grand Guesthouse

Garðakot, Tel: 894-2877 gardakot@gmail.com www.ggg.is

14. Hvammból Guesthouse

Tel: 863-2595 salometv1983@gmail.com

15. Volcano Hotel

Tel: 486-1200 info@volcanohotel.is www.volcanohotel.is

20. Reynir Tel: 487-1434 / 894-9788 gistiheimilidreynir@gmail.com www.reyni.is 21. The Perfect Circle

Made by Iceland, Eyrarlandi Tel: 821-1316 madebyiceland@ madebyiceland.com

15. Mountain Excursion

Tel: 897-7737 johann@volcanohotel.is www.mountainexcursion.is

22. Gistihúsin Görðum Tel: 487-1260 elsaragnars@simnet.is reynisfjara-guesthouses.com

16. Hótel Dyrhólaey

23. Black Beach Restaurant

Tel: 487-1333 dyrholaey@dyrholaey.is www.dyrholaey.is

Tel: 571-2718 blackbeach@blackbeach.is www.blackbeach.is

17. Skammidalur Tel: 863-4310 skammidalur2@gmail.com

24. Hótel Katla-Höfðabrekka Tel: 487-1208 info@hotelkatla.is www.hotelkatla.is

18. Giljur – Tel: 487-1369 olisteini@simnet.is www.sveit.is

25. Þakgil Campsite

19. Götur – Tel: 847-8844 goturvik@gmail.com

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12. Mið-Hvoll – Tel: 863-3238

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8. Vestri-Pétursey 2 Tel: 893-9907 petursey@isl.is www.sveit.is

Skeiðflöt Tel: 571-5879 / 625-8905 farmhouse@farmhouse.is www.farmhouse.is

Skálarfjall

Daltjörn

Guesthouse Tel: 487-1316 eystrisolheimar@aol.com www.eystri-solheimar.is

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Tel: 487-1324 steig@islandia.is www.guesthousesteig.is

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Sólheimaheiðar

Skjólkambur

guides – Tel: 519-5544 info@trollaferdir.is www.trollaferdir.is

Guesthouse Tel: 487-1305 / 864-2919 booking@solheimahjaleiga.is Solheimahjaleiga.is

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Tel: 893-4889 helga@thakgil.is www.thakgil.is

(closed for winter)

Driving in Iceland in winter Three important websites you need to know: 1) www.road.is - ALWAYS check road conditions before travelling. Road.is is updated regulary on the condition of the roads. 2) www.en.vedur.is – ALWAYS check weather conditions before travelling. The weather can change quickly. 3) www.safetravel.is – Make a travel plan and get updates on alerts and warnings!

Highland roads are closed! Emergency number in Iceland is 112. Please listen to locals when they warn you about the weather and ask you to stay inside! Drive extra carefully! Driving in snow or ice can be difficult and dangerous. A thin layer of ice on the road is often almost invisible. Drive carefully, avoid quick turns and use the brakes with care.

Driving off-road is forbidden! That means also on our beautiful black sand beaches. Single-lane bridges. The actual rule is that the car closer to the bridge has the right-of-way. However, it is wise to stop and assess the situation. This sign indicates that a single-lane bridge is ahead.

Sólheimajökull – Please never go on a glacier without a certificate guide. The ice is always changing so it’s

for your own safety!

Reynisfjara black beach – Please be aware of the waves, there are sneaker waves that are large and come without a warning! – BE CAREFUL! Dyrhólaey – Please be aware of falling rocks, never go to the edge because it can collapse. Follow the paths and never go over lines, there is a good reason why it was put there!

Aurora Borealis – The Northern lights First and foremost, we want you to have a safe experience while hunting for northern lights! So it’s crucial to find a safe spot. DO NOT park or stop the car in the middle of the road. All over Iceland there are pull outs and rest areas, please use them to stop your vehicle. When it is dark enough the northern lights can be seen, depending on the activity of the Aurora, from mid-August to mid-April. The most important thing is to have as much clear sky as possible. There is never any guarantee for seeing them, that depends on solar flares. Aurora predictions can be rather inaccurate, just like the Icelandic weather. Icelandic Met office‘s cloud prediction can be very useful. http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora/ Web-sites which show northern lights in real-time can be very helpful. http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/ There are no rules for when and for how long Aurora can be seen during the night. Be constantly prepared and on the look-out as the lights can disappear as suddenly as they appear. Good luck and have fun!


Service in Vík 1

1. Zipline Vik, Norður-Vík

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2. True Adventure Norður-Vík, Tel: 848-3222 gisli@trueadventure.is www.trueadventure.is

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Norður-Vík, Tel: 487-1106 vik@hostel.is – www.hostel.is

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5. Like-Vík – Tel: 551-8668 /

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898-8274 – likevik@simnet.is www.likevik.is

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7. Guesthouse Hátún 8 Tel: 848-1861 skasta15@gmail.com

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567-9845 – kosy@kosyvik.is www.kosyvik.is

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Tel: 487-1400, kolbrun@vik.is

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10. Guesthouse Carina

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Hjalli – Tel: 858-9706 booking@argyron.is

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Tel: 487-1231 leirbrot@simnet.is www.leirbrotoggler.is

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Tel: 699-0961 guesthousecarina@gmail.com www.guesthousecarina.is

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Tel: 467-1212 puffinhotelvik@puffinhotelvik.is puffinhotelvik.is

16. Kötlusetur – Tel: 487-1395

info@vik.is – www.kotlusetur.is

16. Halldórskaffi – Tel: 487-1202 halldorskaffi@gmail.com www.halldorskaffi.is

17. Einarsstaðir Homestay Tel: 849-4938 einarsstadirhomestay@gmail.com 18. Lindarfiskur – Fish store Tel: 663-4528 lindarfiskur@lindarfiskur.com 19. The Skaftfellingur Museum Tel. 487-1395, info@vik.is, www.kotlusetur.is

20. Wool Gallery Vík.

(closed for winter)

Tel: 863-7871 facebook.com/woolgalleryvik

(closed for winter)

21. The Soup Company Tel: 778-9717

25. Katlatrack Tel: 849-4404 info@katlatrack.com www.katlatrack.com

22. Sunnubraut 31 apartment

26. Víkurskáli – Tel: 487-1230

Tel: 487-1250 elisabet@icewear.is www.icewear.is

32. Golf Course

Tel: 867-0766 sunnubraut31@gmail.com

elias@vikurskali.is www.strondin.is

23. Smiðjan – Brugghús

26. Ströndin – Tel: 487-1230

30. Icelandair Hótel Vík

33. Framrás Garage

www.thesoupcompanyiceland.com Info@thesoupcompanyiceland.com

svenni@smidjanbrugghus.is www.smidjanbrugghus.is

24. Vík swimming pool Tel 487-1174 ithrottamidstod@vik.is

(closed for winter)

elias@vikurskali.is www.strondin.is

27. Ice Cave Restaurant Tel: 868-4211/788-5070, info@icecavebistro.is

28. Lava Café

Tel: 868-4211/788-5070, info@icecavebistro.is

29. Víkurprjón/Icewear

Tel: 487-1480 vik@icehotels.is www.icelandairhotels.is

31. Vík Campsite

(closed for

winter) Tel: 487-1345 vikcamping@gmail.com www.vikcamping.is

Tel: 694-1700 golf@vik.is – www.golf.is

Tel: 487-1330

34. Vík Horse Adventure

Tel: 787-9605 vikhorses@gmail.com www.vikhorseadventure.is

Travellers with mobile homes and campers please note! Please use marked camping sites and restrooms (during the wintertime the nearest campsite from Vik is either Skógar to the west and Skaftafell to the east). According to nature conservation laws travelers with campers, caravans, mobile homes and other accommodation on wheels MUST ask for permission from landowner to camp overnight outside of an organized campsite. This also applies to travelers with a tent. Please respect the wishes of locals and help us keep the environment clean by staying near restrooms.

Lindarfiskur:

Fossís:

Fagradalsbleikja:

Lindarfiskur is our fish-store. There you can go to buy fresh artic charr

Fossís is a family run icecream enterprise based at Suður-Foss farm, here in Mýrdalur. This fresh and tasty ice-cream is made from the farm‘s own milk

Sheep and Artic charr farm. Fagradalsbleikja produces artic charr in great quality which almost every restaurant in the area serves. Their sheep products are available at the farm. Be sure to have artic charr from Fagridalur while in the area.

together with the daily offer of other varieties. If you have the chance to cook on your own, Lindarfiskur charr should be on your plate!

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Map of Vik area