Enjoy the exquisite south coast today. Experience the volcanic black sand beaches* near the village of Vík í Mýrdal and the 120 metre-high promontory of Dyrhólaey** with its spectacular rock arch, bird nesting cliffs and amazing views over the unique Reynisdrangar basalt columns rising out of the ocean.
Visit the stunning Skógafoss waterfall where you can trek the stairway to the top for a fresh perspective over the area, and stop at the graceful Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk right behind the flowing water.
For the more adventurous travellers, we recommend a stop at the nearby Gljúfrabúi, known as the hidden waterfall thanks to its secret location inside a canyon.
End the day driving toward the Golden Circle area, which you will be exploring tomorrow.
Spend the night in the Golden Circle area.
Driving distance approx. 145 km / 90 mi.
* Caution should always be exercised when visiting Reynisfjara beach near Vík due to powerful rogue/sneaker waves and the strong undertow current. Always stay far back from the water’s edge.
**The cliffs at Dyrhólaey are closed from mid-May until late June due to puffin nesting season.