The South Coast: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Vík

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The trip to Vík takes a bit less than two hours if you drive straight there. But who wants to do that, with all the wonderful sights along the way? Highlights include Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls.

Plan on 6-8 hours for this trip, depending on how long you would like to stay at each place. Total driving time is about 3 hours and 45 minutes.

The South Coast: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Vík

Eyrarbakki

Of course, we recommend starting and ending your trip in Eyrarbakki. From here, your first stop is Seljalandsfoss, less than an hour away. Your final destination is Vík, another 40 minutes down the road.

The South Coast: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Vík

Seljalandsfoss

This waterfall has a hollow in the cliff behind it, and a path that goes behind.

The South Coast: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Vík

Skógafoss

Skógafoss is another impressive waterfall, tumbling over the cliff down to sea level. There’s a path beside the waterfall going up to the cliff top and all the way to Þorsmörk.

The South Coast: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Vík

Vík

Vík has many impressive off-shore rock formations, including Dyrahólaey and Reynisdrangar.

The South Coast: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Vík

Seljavallalaug

You may want to add in a stop to this natural geothermal hot pool, tucked in a valley between Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Swim in it while enjoying the spectacular surroundings. It’s built next to a rock wall that makes up one of its four walls and the water comes from a natural hot spring close by. It’s 25 meters long, 10 meters wide, and even offers dressing rooms where you can change but no showers.

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