Iceland is honestly one of the most magical places I’ve been, and the small village of Vik on the south coast swept me away. During a road trip this winter, I stayed at the family owned Puffin Hotel Vik near the iconic black sand beach Reynisdrangar. We based ourselves in Vik and did day trips along South Iceland from there – it was the perfect location.
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OUR ROOM AT PUFFIN HOTEL VIK
After a swift check-in, we were shown to our double room on the first floor. It had a double bed, a flat screen, a table and chairs. From the room, we also had a nice view of the cliff side through the big window.
The bathroom had just been renovated and featured a shower with a new shower head and a well-lit mirror and zink. Overall it was a nice bathroom and room – a wonderful place to land after a cold and rainy winter day.
GREAT NORDIC BREAKFAST
Breakfast is included in the room rate and consists of a Nordic buffet with a great selection of fruits, bread and cereals. At first glance it seems basic, but as a Dane it’s a little goldmine. In the North for breakfast we normally eat cereal or oats with milk, bread and skyr (a low-fat and protein-rich yoghurt with a thick texture) – and this buffet had it all.
Also, I never drink milk abroad, but Icelandic milk, well, that’s a different story. It’s just as good as Danish, and because since I got pregnant I’ve had extreme craving for milk, I squealed a bit when I tasted their ice-cold milk. Yuum!
As another fun little surprise we found Nesquick, which is Thomas’ all-time favorite. He was all smiles through breakfast. We both were.
A FRIENDLY HOTEL
The Puffin Hotel Vik is a super friendly 3-star hotel and the staff is very chatty and welcoming. The hotel has free Wi-Fi, free parking and a seasonal restaurant with a terrace. Plus, in the hallway there is complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and tea to help yourself to at any hour which was amazing after being out in the cold all day.
BEAUTIFUL BLACK SAND BEACH, VIK
Vik, also known as Vík í Mýrdal, is the southernmost village in Iceland with a population of about 350. It’s small. But just 10 minutes walk from the Puffin Hotel Vik is Reynisfjara black sand beach and its incredible rock formations, and across the street is a supermarket and ATM. Also, in the summer this is where to find puffins.
The hotel is close to the shore, but also to nearby popular waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the Svínafellsjökull glacier and Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon. All are worth visiting on day trips and can easily be combined.
Final thoughts on Puffin Hotel Vik? I really liked it. Both Thomas and I felt welcome and at home from the minute we arrived, and I will gladly return. Maybe next time in the summer so I can see the puffins.
A thousand thanks to Puffin Hotel Vik for hosting me and making me feel at home in Iceland. I was a guest, but all opinions are my own as always.
Have you been to Vik or would you like to?
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