Things to do in Skógar

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South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

1. South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

On this full-day tour, you’ll follow the coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glaciated wonderland that is Iceland's south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of spray at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top of the Skógafoss waterfall. Your tour begins with a drive through lava fields, passing by the active Hengill volcano, and then down to rich coastal farmlands. On clear days you’ll be able to see the Hekla volcano, and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjallajökull volcano rises majestically above the coastal mountains. Just a few kilometers off the coastline and easily visible are the volcanic Westman Islands, an archipelago of around 15 small islands, only one of which is inhabited. Stop at the Sólheimajökull glacier, which is every photographer’s dream. Next on the itinerary is the Reynisfjara black sand beach. See the powerful Atlantic waves crashing on the black sands, the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave. Next you’ll head to the coastal village of Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the island’s main ring road. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants), it is the largest settlement for 70 kilometers. On your way back to Reykjavík, you’ll stop by the powerful Skógafoss waterfall for a short walk up a flight of steps to admire one of Iceland´s most scenic views. The view takes in glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. The last stop is at the 60-meter-high Seljalandsfoss waterfall, best known for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

Private South Coast, Ice Cave, & Black Sands Tour

2. Private South Coast, Ice Cave, & Black Sands Tour

Iceland´s South Coast has many awe-inspiring features, including the beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and the stunning Reynisfjara with its unique black sand beach. Visit the top sights of the south and experience the amazing diversity of Iceland, as well as discovering and exploring various local secrets with an experienced guide. This tour is on The south coast of Iceland in a pretty little package! Tour highlights: Our special mix of popular sites and local secrets! Join this fantastic sightseeing tour discovering some of the most beloved natural attractions found along Iceland’s picturesque south coast. This is a great opportunity for visitors to Iceland who have yet to explore this stunning region, as well as those travellers hoping to maximise their holiday time in Iceland. The south coast is widely considered to be one of the most picturesque routes in the whole of Iceland, a region characterised by its rugged shorelines, distant mountainscapes and cascading waterfalls. From your vantage point on the tour bus, you are privy to this incredible scenery, gaining a real insight into just why Iceland is so desirable as a travel destination. You will be making a stop at two of the popular waterfalls found along the South Coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. These attractions are available year-round, making them a staple visit on sightseeing tours in Iceland. Both waterfalls cascading at a whopping 65 and 60 metres respectively, Seljalandsfoss differentiates itself by being one of the only waterfalls in Iceland where it is possible to walk directly behind the water. This provides for some really fun, unique snapshots. Skógafoss is wider and more powerful than Seljalandsfoss, and guests here can walk right up to the point the water crashes into the rock pools below. Further along the South Coast, you will make a stop at the hauntingly beautiful black sand beach, Reynisfjara. Here, you can observe the incredible basalt stacks built into the adjacent cliff faces, and stand in awe as the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean complement this gorgeous panorama. You will also have the opportunity to explore the nearby coastal village of Vik before heading towards Dyrhólaey. Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula that once stood separate from mainland Iceland. Now joined by a land bridge to the rest of the country, this promenade has become famous for its nesting birdlife, a dramatic rock arch and stunning views. From here, you will likely be able to see the outlet glacier, Sólheimajökull, glistening in the distance. We also visit and closely observe a secret ice cave when the conditions allow- this is included in the price. Don’t delay any further! Join this fantastic sightseeing tour today and you too can experience the many beautiful attractions found along Iceland’s South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.

Private Golden Circle & South Coast tour with 8+Attraction

3. Private Golden Circle & South Coast tour with 8+Attraction

Explore Golden Circle's and South Coast's attractions in one day including Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Black sand beach and explore Vik. 1. Thingvellir National Park is your first stop after leaving Reykjavik. Massive fissures in the Earth's surface can be seen as you look across this amazing terrain. Thingvellir National Park is UNESCO’s World Heritage site with a lot of significance in terms of historical importance. Guess what, this site has the world’s oldest existing parliament. There are crystal-clear lakes and volcanic terrains to enjoy here 2. Your next adventure will take you to Geysir, which is located in the Haukadalur valley geothermal area. The Icelandic term geysir means "gush," and this gushing hot spring is the source of gushers all around the world. Geysir Geothermal Area is a treat for those who always dreamed of witnessing a live hot spring. Located in the Haukadalur Valley, this spot is the oldest known geyser in the world 3. Gullfoss is the next location on the Private Golden Circle tour. Gullfoss (the "Gold Falls"), one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls, is supplied by millions of gallons of frozen meltwater from Langjokull, Iceland's second-largest glacier. Gullfoss Waterfall originates from Langjökull, which is Iceland’s second-largest glacier. There are multiple viewpoints to enjoy the view of this elegant waterfall. What else could travelers ask for in their tour? 4. Seljalandsfoss, Iceland, is our next destination. This spectacular waterfall, which is 66 metres high and allows you to walk around it, is a sight to behold. But be careful: you can end yourself drenched. On a clear day, the Westman Islands or Vestmannaeyjar can be seen from here. 5. Skógafoss Waterfall is our next stop. Observe the massive amounts of water cascading from this waterfall! Skógafoss Waterfall has a width of 25 metres and a height of 60 metres. Enjoy the sound of water cascading down a cliff and, if you're lucky, rainbows generated by the spray of this natural wonder. 6. The black sand beach is our next destination. You may encounter the raw and enticing energy of the North Atlantic and its masterfully sculpted basalt column cliffs in Reynisfjara, or Black Sand Beach. The site is both magnificent and deadly, and it deserves to be handled with a healthy sense of wonder and reverence. 7. Our next stop is Vik, which, despite its small population of around 320 people, has a lot to offer. You can either eat your lunch in one of the restaurants or walk down to the beach to see the famous Reynisdrangar.

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What people are saying about Skógar

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,024 reviews

Everything was really good and take you to all interesting and beautiful places and manage to see them with they light.The guides are nice and tell some interesting histories about Iceland. The only thing I didn't like is that the stops in the waterfolls,glacier...are too short,we had just the time to get to them ,take some pictures and back to the bus,very few time to admire these wonderful of nature. still with day light we came back to Reykiavik,from my point of view they should take advantage of the day light giving some more time to the see atractions. But it does worth the excursion!!!.Beautifull

This was such a great tour. The your guide was super knowledgeable, the sites were amazing and we were super lucky that the weather was perfect! It's a great way to see some of the south coast in a day.

Such a great tour! You def need waterproof clothes if you want to get close to the waterfalls! It says no jeans but doesn’t say why and we almost dismissed it and wore jeans.

Lots of fun. Definitely worth doing. The tour guide was alright but wish they spoke more when we were driving as there are so many sights in Iceland!

A long day but full of amazing sights. Wear waterproofs and pack extra socks if you really want to enjoy the waterfalls!