Nordur-Vik Youth Hostel
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TripAdvisor Reviews Nordur-Vik Youth Hostel
Travel Blogs from Vik
... At the appointed hour, we got fitted with crampons and supplied with an ice axe. Transport to the face of the glacier was on an old yellow school bus -- didn't expect that.
At the foot of the glacier, we were trained in putting on crampons and on how to hold the ice axe so as not to impale other nearby people. Then on to the ice we went. Despite trepidations, it was remarkably easy and did not feel unsafe. You did need to watch your path ...
We started our day by driving to our furthest destination and then worked our way back. The first stop was at the Sagas Museum. We didn't, go inside the museum because the admittance charge was rather high and we weren't sure if the captions would be in English so onward we went. Our next stop was to Oddi so I could take yet another country church picture, this particular church had ...
... is definitely going on my list of favorite places on the face of the earth.
We then continued our way to Vík, a small village with a black sand beach. On our way there we passed by a settlement that the ancestors of one of the Snorris settled. So Megan took a picture next to the sign with her last name, Myrdal, on it. The black sand beach was beautiful. I believe that the black sand is very fine volcanic stone. It was quite windy here as well. We didn't get ...
... br> We passed through farming country most of the day and the paddocks were full of either sheep or Iceland horses. They are smaller than 'normal' horses and their manes seem much thicker. They are supposed to be a special breed and quite valuable.
.Then we stopped at the base of the mountain that had the last volcano eruption that closed all the plane flights - the name is unpronounceable - Eyjafjallajokull. The ...
... sheep grazing so high where the ground is very steep, so they must have Canadian mountain sheep blood in them!! Haha.
We drove around the base of a mountain with many caves begging to be explored. One of them even went into the mountain and through the top!!
After the waterfalls we went to the coast, where there was an incredible black sand beach that ...