Our AirBnb in Vik

View out the front of the house

View out the front of the house

We were in the second cottage from the right (photo from AirBnb)

We were in the second cottage from the right (photo from AirBnb)

During our first few days on the island we stayed outside of Vik, a beautiful town on the southern coast of Iceland. We stayed in one of the Götur Cottage's which are minimalist and so darn cute. You can tell there is tons of natural light in the little houses and each window has a blind you can pull all the way down for some privacy. Inside there is a kitchen space with a table, a couch, a bathroom and a bedroom with a queen sized bed. It was just enough space to come home and crash in. It's about a 5 minute drive into town where you'll find a grocery store, multiple restaurants and the famous black sand beach. We went grocery shopping our first day and got food to make for a majority of our time there but we did go out to dinner one night at Strondin Bistro and Bar. Michael got the lamb which he absolutely loved (Iceland knows how to do lamb) and I got the "fried" Arctic Char. When you see something is fried on a menu in Iceland it's just cooked on a very high heat in oil. No deep fried mess like you find in America. (Michael and I love finding really good quality restaurants with locally sourced food that's healthy and nutritious- somewhere where we can really savor every bite- and we loved this location!)

Find the AirBnb listing here.