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The Highlights of Iceland in 3 days. Operated all year.
The highlights of Iceland in 5 days. South coast, golden circle & Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Crystal Ice Caves & Glacier Hike.
4 day winter tour to explore all the best locations in Iceland.
2 day winter tour to explore all the best locations in south Iceland.
Visit all the most popular sightings and activities in 5 day winter tour.
Skaftafell National Park, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, Reynisfjara black sand beach & Vík Village
Most popular 3 day winter tour in Iceland.
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2 day winter tour to the south coast.
Skógafoss is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is located on the beautiful and popular south coast and a must stop for anyone traveling to Iceland. The waterfall is situated on the Skógá River. The waterfall […]
Skógafoss is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is located on the beautiful and popular south coast and a must stop for anyone traveling to Iceland.
The waterfall is situated on the Skógá River. The waterfall is very powerful and one of the biggest waterfalls in the country. It has a width of 25 meters (82 ft) and a drop of 60 meters (200 ft).
Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. It’s a beautiful sight to see the powerful waterfall in the background and the rainbow in the front.
The cliffs the waterfalls drops down from are the reminders of the former coastline of Iceland. This is the boarder between the highlands of Iceland and the coast.
At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls. Fimmvörðuháls is one of Iceland’s most popular hiking track. The hike goes from Skógafoss and all the way to Thorsmork. The stairs will lead you all the way up to the top. The stairs can be a little bit heavy but if you make it to the top the view is breathtaking and totally worth all the stairs.
Once you are up there take your time to take in the view and admire the waterfall. If you have more time we recommend you to keep on walking the trail a bit further uphill. You will discover more beautiful waterfalls along the way and the view will be even better the higher up you get.
According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later. They were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum, though whether it gives any credence to the folklore is debatable.
Skógafoss is very easy to find. The waterfall is located next to the ring road and you simply can’t miss it when driving along the south coast.
Distance from Reykjavik: 2 hours 10 minutes
GPS: 63.53205, -19.51137
Most tours that go to the south coast will take you to Skógafoss waterfall. The waterfall is one of the most popular travel destination in Iceland so everyone wants to go there. You can find variety of day tours and multi day tours that will take you here. You can find all the tours here above.
If you have not booked your accommodation yet, we highly recommend that you go on one of our multi day tours to the south coast. On the multi day tours you will be staying overnight in a country hotel in the area. A lot of other beautiful locations will be on your way on the multi day tours and many of them also include some great activities. You can choose between activities like natural ice caves, glacier hiking, and more. You can go on tours that are from 2 days and up to 8 days that will take you to Skógafoss waterfall.
Another option that you have is to rent a car and drive there on your own. The drive to the Skogafoss from Reykjavik is around 2 hours and 10 minutes. Therefor it can easily be done in one day. We highly recommend that you take some time to explore all the other beautiful locations in this area.
If you would like to make the most of your time driving around Iceland, we can highly recommend that you check out our personalized road trip plans and have a local plan your self driving trip.Share this tour
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