Vík í Mýrdal Church of Iceland

The village of Vík or Vík í Mýrdal is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring round around the island. At one time, Vik’s black sand beach considered as one of the ten most beautiful beaches on Earth. Its stretch of black basalt sand is one of the wettest places in Iceland. The cliffs west of the beach are home to many seabirds, most notably puffins which burrow into the shallow soils during the nesting season.

The town’s church which seems to have been freshly painted, located high on a hill, is believed to be the only building that would survive if/when it encounters a flood. Thus, the people of Vík practice periodic drills and are trained to rush to the church at the first sign of a volcanic eruption (wiki)

Churches setup in this type of setting is common across Iceland and their minimalistic design gives photographers plenty of opportunities to be creative in their compositions. So, we spent about an hour photographing this church and most importantly enjoying the views on the last day of our Iceland trip

Dramatic change in the view, post snowstorm just 48 hours later
Dramatic change in the view, post snowstorm just 48 hours later

4 thoughts on “Vík í Mýrdal Church of Iceland

  1. Nice pictures and video – you really captured the church – did you get a chance to go inside?


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