Hotel Vik i Myrdal
From a vast, open setting in the Mydalur Valley on Iceland's south coast, just a few minutes' walk from the beach, Hotel Viky i Myrdal offers views over the sea and Reynisdrangar Pillars, three columnar basalt sea stacks protruding from the North Atlantic. Incorporating elements of concrete, basalt and wood, the new hotel's ambience reflects its striking natural environs. Extensive use of glass and natural light bring the outside in, while the serene color scheme—gray, taupe, beige, dusky blue and aqua—evokes the natural realm beyond. The rooms in the main building have been exquisitely designed and furnished by Icelandic architect Gudbjorg Magnusdottir, whose vision was inspired by the nearby surroundings of sea and beach. Guest rooms have views of the ocean, sea stacks or mountains. All have king-size or twin beds with lofty cotton duvets, hardwood floors, free Wi-Fi, flat screen satellite TV, phone, desk, coffee and tea facilities, and a large bathroom with walk-in tiled shower. A spacious lounge, restaurant, contemporary bar and small fitness center comprise the common facilities.