Vik is located about 180km southeast of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, and is the southernmost village in Iceland.
Skaftafell National Park is an oasis located between a sandy desert and Vatnajökul glacier. The Park was instituted in 1967, consists of approximately 500 square kilometers and is home to some of Iceland's most beautiful attractions, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and flora and fauna unique to the area.
There are several places in Iceland where a person feels small compared to the nature surrounding him. One of the most prominent, if not the most prominent, is in the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe and most impressive in Iceland.
A village with a completely unpronounceable name, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, meaning Monastery Church Farm. This small village had just 160 residents and is the only village located between the towns Hofn and Vik that offers services to tourists such as a hostel, supermarket, bank and a gas station.