9 – 10 hours
- Dyrhólay – puffins
- Reynisfjara shore and black sand beach
the world’s northernmost capital city
Reykjavík, Iceland’s coastal capital, serves for many Icelandic visitors as a gateway to the rugged adventure options beyond. Recharge after outdoor pursuits in one of the many geothermal springs or luxurious indoor spas. It’s also home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.
Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi is a small waterfall north of the larger falls of Seljalandsfoss in Iceland. The falls are partially obscured by the cliff rock, but hikers can follow a trail to enter the narrow canyon where the water plummets to a small pool. There is also a winding trail nearby and a wooden staircase to enable sightseers to climb roughly halfway up and view the falls from another perspective.
one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland
A unique 60 meter high waterfall on the river Seljalandsá, about 30 km west from Skógar. There is a foot path behind it at the bottom of the cliff.
is a classically-shaped rectangular waterfall that drops 60m with a width of 25m.
one of the most famous waterfalls on Iceland
Adding to its allure is that the high volume of water makes it thunder and produce a rainbow-yielding mist that often make these falls a photographer’s dream under sunny skies.
the area is a part of the recently established Katla Geopark
Located at the other end of Skógar, Kvernufoss is definitely a hidden gem. Kvernufoss lies at the bottom of a beautiful gorge and there is a short but a very enjoyable walk to the waterfall. There is a cave behind the waterfall which you can enter and observe the waterfall from a different perspective.
The Atlantic Puffin, usually simply called the Puffin, is a member of the auk family and is the most common auk in Iceland. The upright stance and black and white plumage of auks remind some people of penguins although the two families are in fact not closely related.
The total population of puffins is estimated to be between 8 and 10 million birds
Iceland South Coast Tour is your best chance to see puffins on the island.
known also as the Black Sand Beach is the world-famous shore near the village Vik in Myrdalur on Iceland’s South Coast.
Reynisfjara is a black pebble beach and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid, which is called Gardar.