About Hvammból

Hvammból Apartments is a small, family-run guesthouse just outside of Vík, in the heart of breathtaking Mýrdalur. We have eight studio apartments for rent where our guests can enjoy the rolling hills and endless sky in comfort. Only a short drive away you will find black sand beaches, glaciers, and waterfalls. We hope you’ll make the most of your time on the southern coast of Iceland by staying with us.

Our apartments

Hvammból Apartments offers eight studio apartments which all have a private entrance and porch. Each apartment has a large double bed, a full bathroom and kitchen, coffee, tea, and free WiFi. Bed linen and towels are also provided.

Hvammból Apartments is the ideal spot for travellers looking to unwind and enjoy the beauty of southern Iceland. Sleek and stylish, “simple luxury” is at the heart of our design. Whether you’re brewing a fresh cup of coffee or snuggling deeper into your pillow, you’re sure to feel right at home at Hvammból.


Each studio apartment features a large double bed with bed linens provided.


Each apartment features a private bathroom with shower and toiletries.

Kitchen facilities

The studio apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen with cooking facilities, refrigerator, coffee machine and a toaster.


Other facilities

Each apartment has bed linen and towels. On-site parking is available for guests and free Wifi.

Meet Your Hosts

We are Salóme and Óli, and we live at the farm Hvammból along with our children and two dogs. Along with running the guesthouse Hvammból Apartments we also raise cows and sheep, grow strawberries, and care for the fields around the home. Both natives of Vík, we’re eager to introduce our hometown to the world. We think Hvammból and the surrounding area is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. We’re sure you’ll agree once you’ve seen it for yourself.  

Sightseeing and surroundings

The southern coast of Iceland is the most popular region with foreign visitors because of its dramatic scenery and natural splendour. Hvammból Apartments location just 12 kilometres west of the village of Vík puts us at the centre of sightseeing while still giving you access to shopping and museums. Waterfalls, wildlife, and historic areas are just a short drive, walk, or horse ride away from our home.

Reynisfjara black beach

The Black Beach (Reynisfjara) is one of the most popular tourist spots in all of Iceland. It showcases a variety of unique and amazing rock formations, vibrant bird-life, spectacular views of the Dyrhólaey sea arches and- of course- black sand! The Black Beach is a 10-15 minute drive east of the guesthouse.


The Dyrhólaey promontory has dramatic sea arches, wild-life preserve and lighthouse. It’s a popular spot for birdwatchers and the view from the top is extraordinary! Dyrhólaey is only a 5-10 minute drive from the Hvammból Guesthouse and the lighthouse can be seen from the property.

Víkurkirkja Church

This church is an iconic building in Vík, 12 kilometers to the east of Hvammból Guesthouse. The church hill offers an unparalleled view of the village, ocean and the surrounding area. It also serves as a local concert venue.

Good to know



Check-in is from 16:00 and until 21:00 on the day of your arrival. Please contact us for late arrivals.



Check-out is before 11:00 on the day of your departure. You can leave the apartment keys inside the apartment when you leave.



There is free parking outside the apartments. No reservations needed.


We offer complimentary coffee and tea in the apartments.



Bed linen and towels are included in the room rate.


All our apartments have Wifi connections.

Our location

Hvammból Apartments are ideally located by Iceland’s main highway, road 1 or the Ring Road. We are located 12 km west of Vik in Mýrdalur valley, putting us in the centre of one of Iceland most popular sightseeing route with some of the South Coast’s major natural attractions within short driving distances.

We are surrounded by stunning nature and majestic landscapes, with Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara Black Beach only 10 minutes drive from the guesthouse.

Hvammból Apartments is perfectly located to serve as a base for those travelling the South Coast, or as a stop-over for those travelling the Ring Road.

With Vik village within 10 minutes drive, you’ll have quick access to services such as grocery stores, local swimming pools, restaurants, café and shops.

Great location!

This is a great location! Very close to the black sand beaches and only 15 minutes from Vik. Check in was very easy, the hosts communicated very quickly with us, and we loved staying here for two days on our trip. Overall a great place to stay for exploring the south western part of Iceland.

Had everything we needed!

Wonderful place to stay for those exploring the south coast. The kitchen had everything we needed and the hosts were kind enough to let us use their washing machine when we had spilt on it during our travels.

Super clean and warm

I have been working on a photo book of Iceland for 3 years and always stay here when there is space. A wonderful family with enchanting children and very friendly cat and dog.

A working farm, it is the perfect location outside of Vik and without the town’s light pollution so perfect for Aurora Borealis watching. Just minutes from the famous black sands beach and the cliff top lighthouse too.

The cabins are super clean and warm and a great base to visit the many sights around here.

Would definitely stay here again!

Great location, easy to find, and perfect for our one-night stopover in Vik. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. Great views, and good communication. We would definitely stay here again!

Great hosts

Overall this little apartment met our needs while staying in Vik and the host was very kind and quick to respond to our questions. It is a clean space with some nice infographics on fun things to do in the area. The water out of the faucet is super cold and refreshing for drinking although we noticed we had to take short showers to conserve hot water. Great location for seeing the sites in the south!

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+354 863 2595 / +354 892 9785


Hvammból, 871 Vík