Vík town is the southernmost village in Iceland. It is an important service centre for inhabitants and visitors to the southern coastal strip between Skógar and west edge of Mýrdalssandur, since Vík is the largest settlement for approximately 70km around the area. It is a progressive little trading centre with diversified small industries. Vík is a beautiful little village, without a harbour, short distance from the shore continuously pounding surf. Very picturesquely situated below the east facing slopes of Mt. Reynisfjall with rich bird life in summer. A large colony of Arctic terns nest on the gravelly ground a little east of the village.