South Coast & Waterfalls

DISCOVER ICELAND

The Land of Ice and Fire

A smooth drive along highway 1 South from Reykjavik will take you through some magnificent scenery and bring you to spectacular waterfalls, hot springs and more.

Enjoy a full day tour and return back to Reykjavik to relax in our hotel.

 

Hveragerði and Reykjavdalur

Explore the small town of Hveragerði then continue with a climb up to Reykjadalur. Reykjadalur which means "the Smokey Valley" is a wonderful nature path that has plenty of hot springs and streams. This tour can be done in four hours and is considered an easy hike. You can have a swim in the natural springs or just enjoy the wonderful scenery. The tour can also be done on horseback!

Selfoss

Seljalandsfoss, a breathtaking waterfall that is worth a trip to all year round. Get your courage up and take a walk behind the Seljalandsfoss falls. The gorgeous hiking tour towards Þórsmörk (Thorsmork) starts here.

Vík

Vík í Mýrdal, also known as Vík, means inlet or cove. This quaint fishermen's town of less than 400 residents is a tranquil place to stop over. Enjoy the black sand beach and Reynisdrangar, a beautiful set of basalt sea stacks with a spectacular view - especially during sunset.

Skógafoss 

Visiting the Skógafoss waterfall is a must during a South Coast adventure. Climb up the stairs for an aerial like view of the waterfall and Skógá River. There's a path by Skógá that leads to some of Iceland's most famous glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull also known as E15 that erupted in 2010 and blocked air traffic in all of Europe and Mýrdalsjökull. The path can be trekked in a day, in the right season, to Þórsmörk. 

We also recommend visiting the following places: 

  • Geysir
  • Gulfoss - waterfall
  • Þingvellir – the oldest parliament in Europe, and the meeting point between the Euroasian and North American tectonic plates
  • Seljalandsfoss – one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland- make sure to walk behind the falls
  • Skógafoss – an impressive waterfall which is equally worth viewing from the top or bottom 
  • Eyjafjallajökull – the infamous volcano that caused all flights in Europe to halt for three days in 2010
  • Plane crash on the Sólheimasandur black sand beach
  • Dyrhólaey – the most popular cliffs on the South Coast
  • Vík í Mýrdal – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From this amazing black sand beach you can see cliffs which look like towers from the sea
  • Reynishverfi beach – this stony beach with columnar basalt resembles a huge staircase. This natural phenomenon was created by the gradual cooling of lava