Monday, 14 May 2012
After being a bit out there for a few days, coming to a village with a population of 300 was seemed kind of jarring. Vik was a cute little hamlet by the sea, and it's the last place where you could get a proper bite to eat that didn't involve nibbling lichen off rocks. The Volcano Hotel was totally worth the splurge. Like everywhere in Iceland, the host were gracious. The added bonus in this case being they can really cook. A dinner of perfectly cooked Icelandic lamb and potatoes hit the spot. This was a really nice area to explore. The ocean violently carves out the volcanic coastline into a work of art. Lovely black sand beaches abound. A glance behind your shoulder and you could see volcanoes and icecaps and more glaciers. The cliffs were filled with thousands of nesting gulls. The pairs were taking turns incubating eggs while the other would go out for seafood.