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Skógafoss
Stretching 82 feet (25 meters) across the Skógá River, into which its teeming waters plunge 197 feet (60 meters) from a rocky cliff, Skógafoss clocks in as one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls. Its clouds of spray regularly create vivid rainbows—often double rainbows—across the waters. The waterfall is also an important site for local folklore.

The Basics
As one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls and one of its most picturesque, Skógafoss is a must-see on any trip to the south coast of Iceland. Visits to Skógafoss are typically included on guided tours—private or group—of Iceland’s south coast, most of which depart from Reykjavik. Those tours usually also include visits to nearby Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara, Thingvellir National Park, and other sites around the Golden Circle. Upon arrival, climb up the fall’s staircase for a sweeping view of the surrounding landscape and learn about the entertaining folklore associated with the site.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Skógafoss is a must-see attraction for nature lovers and those who want to check off Iceland’s most important sites.
  • Waterproof clothing is recommended—Iceland’s weather changes quickly and you can get soaked by the spray, especially when it’s windy.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces. 
  • The climb to the top of the fall’s stairway is fairly demanding, but there are also plenty of photo opportunities from the bottom.

How to Get There
Set on Iceland's south shore, Skógafoss waterfall is about 93 miles (150 kilometers) from Reykjavik along Route 1 (the Ring Road), which makes for a simple day trip from the capital. You can rent a car in Reykjavik and make stops along the Ring Road, or skip the hassle of driving and book a guided tour that visits Skógafoss as part of a southern Iceland day tour that includes Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off.

When to Get There
Iceland’s most important attractions are all at their busiest in summer. Beat the biggest crowds by arriving early in the morning or at night—during the height of summer, it is still light out around midnight. If you can brave the cold, you’ll have an even quieter experience in winter, when you’ll see surrounding icicles and snow with a chance at spotting the northern lights as well.

Skógafoss and Icelandic folklore
Skógafoss is a popular subject of local Iore, which tells that the region’s first Viking settler, Thrasi Thórólfsson, buried a chest of treasure in a cave behind the mighty falls. Legend has it that a local boy found the chest years later and while attempting to haul it out, pulled the ring from the front of the chest. According to the story, this ring is now displayed in the nearby Skógar Museum.
Address: Skógá River, South Iceland, Iceland
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Overnight South Coast and Glacier Lagoon Tour with Glacier Hike

Overnight South Coast and Glacier Lagoon Tour with Glacier Hike

Make the most of your time in Iceland on this 2-day, 1-night tour from Reykjavik. Journey along the south shore to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon at the edge of Vatnajökull ice cap, the largest in Europe, stopping at some of Iceland‘s main attractions along the way, including the volcanoes of Hekla and Katla, Eyjafjallajokull glacier, and Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Finish with a thrilling hike on Svínafellsjökull glacier.
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Pink South Shore Safari

Pink South Shore Safari

The South Shore Safari will take you through the breadbasket of Iceland on your way to the gems of the south. You’ll see the villages and farms of the southern flat lands before we arrive at the mountain ranges. In clear weather you can see volcanos and glaciers that have erupted 9 times in the last 50 years, the latest of which was the infamous Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010 that stranded millions of travelers all around the world..
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South Coast: Small group glacier hike, fire & ice with dinner at Viking lodge

South Coast: Small group glacier hike, fire & ice with dinner at Viking lodge

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Have you ever heard of an island far away in the North Atlantic ocean named Iceland? The island of fire and ice. If you have and are planning on visiting, then you have to take the South Coast tour to see all the volcanoes that has built Iceland from ground. Hike on top of one of Icelands glaciers and see the spectacular waterfalls. The South Coast of Iceland has all the best Iceland has to offer. Visit places like Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind. Skógafoss waterfall with the hidden treasure underneath it. See the Black Sand Beach where Game of thrones was filmed at. Hike on top of one of the largest glacier in Iceland, have hot chocolate there & Icelandic pastry, make new friends and so much more. We specialise in small group tours, or semi private tours. We have 12 people max in this tour so you can ask your guide anything and make new friends. We highly recommend this tour.
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Two Days of Magnificent South Coast With Ice Caves and Northern Lights

Two Days of Magnificent South Coast With Ice Caves and Northern Lights

Explore Iceland’s south coast on a convenient, 2-day tour of the region. Discover rumbling waterfalls, rolling valleys, black beaches, massive glaciers, tiny villages and more. Stop to traverse through ice caves, take a dip in a glacial lagoon, and potentially see the Northern Lights from your accommodations in the countryside.
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South Coast Eyjafjallajokull / guided private tour

South Coast Eyjafjallajokull / guided private tour

Home to frozen glaciers and bubbling lava fields, southern Iceland boasts many of the country’s most impressive natural wonders—but their far-flung locations make access challenging. On this tour, spin through the Icelandic wilderness with your guide, and admire panoramic views over the beautiful coastal scenery. Visit top attractions including Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Reynisfjara black-sand beach, Skogafoss waterfall, and Solheimajokull glacier—with pickup and drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel included.
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Experience Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon with your luxury car and guide

Experience Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon with your luxury car and guide

Breathtaking views – natural wonders – great hiking and unforgettable glaciers. On this trip there is also a good chance you will find yourself standing in the exact same spot as a scene from Batman or James Bond.
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6 Day Summer Circle Tour, Ring Route Tour with a Small Group

6 Day Summer Circle Tour, Ring Route Tour with a Small Group

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This 6-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head down south to the capital. While you enjoy this versatile tour you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special, such as horse riding, snorkeling, and exploring ice caves to mention a few options.
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2 Day South Coast Tour (South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon)

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A two day adventure along the south coast of Iceland. We will visit waterfalls, black beaches, glaciers and amazing glacier lagoons.
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Northern Lights Hunt and Glacier Lagoon

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This tour will take you to some of the most magnificent spots in the country; in addition to that, we will also hunt for the amazing Northern Lights. Highlights include the famous Geysir hot spring area, beautiful waterfalls, the unique Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and much more. The tour is designed to maximise your chances of witnessing the breathtaking Northern Lights. However, despite our long experience in leading groups, please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that is very hard to predict, hence sightings cannot be guaranteed.
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Southern Iceland Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour

Southern Iceland Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour

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The South Coast of Iceland has many natural wonders and quaint villages to explore. During the tour, we will travel through lava fields, past mountains, and glaciers. We will visit the Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall that you can walk behind and Skogafoss, one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. After that, we will stop by at the small peninsula Dyrhólaey. The view from Dyrhólaey is interesting: To the north is to be seen the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the see. We also will go to the Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara with its rich birdlife, magnificent basalt column cliffs and stunning sea stacks. Special offer for tours taking place in February and March For those who buy our Private South Iceland Tour taking place in February and March, we offer a free airport transfer for your departure. You need to inform us when your departure from Iceland is and your flight number.
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Glacier lagoon tour

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You are guided by a professional photographer who knows this area very well and if you are a fellow professional we share experience and if you are a amateur or beginner we teach you. Even if you only have a phone we welcome you and we share professional pictures from our trip together. During the northern light season we take picture of our guest with the northern lights to make the experience even more memorable, we also snap some photos during the trip
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South Coast Volcano and Glacier Private Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

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Take a thrilling jeep ride through the natural sights of Iceland's south coast on this private excursion. Go off-roading through the Thorsmork Valley, visit the gushing Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and see the notorious Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Learn about Iceland's icy and fiery natural environment, home to glaciers, volcanoes, and black, sandy volcanic beaches, through your guide's informative commentary. This private tour includes round-trip transportation in a Super Jeep from your Reykjavík hotel.
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4 Days South Coast, Golden Circle and Snæfellsnes (with bonus itinerary)

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In this tour, you’ll get the chance to see the beautiful Western Iceland. There, you’ll explore the hidden gem of the West, the peninsula of Snæfellsnes. It is characterized by magnificent and picturesque sites: glacial-carved mountains, endless black beaches, moss topped lava fields, volcanic craters, coastal cliffs topped off by the volcanic glacier Snæfellsjökull and the Center of the Earth. On the second day, you’ll be taken to the famous Geysir and the geothermal area, Gullfoss the powerful waterfall, Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle. You’ll also be taken to with our local favorites to visit a traditional diary farm. On the third and forth day, you’ll be taken to the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll also get the change to explore Europe’s largest glacier.
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8 Day Summer Circle Tour, Ring Route of Iceland with Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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Golden Circle & South Iceland Private Day Tour

Golden Circle & South Iceland Private Day Tour

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See all the main sights in just one day on this private two-in-one tour! Two of the most popular sightseeing routes in Iceland can now be done in one day, by taking part in this ultimate Golden Circle and South Coast tour. First you will visit the Golden Circle, which includes Thingvellir National Park and the historic assembly fields, the powerful Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt from up close. Then the tour continues towards the coast, all the way to the famous black sand beach in Reynisfjara, and to two more waterfalls - Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. The private tour allows you more flexibility and is ideal for small groups and families.
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South Coast & Black Sand Beach Private Tour

South Coast & Black Sand Beach Private Tour

Your guide will show you some of the most striking and beautiful sights the south coast of Iceland has to offer on this 10 hour private day tour. From black sand beaches to glittering waterfalls cascading over ancient ocean cliffs. Historic sides with caves facing plains of black volcanic sand to icebergs which have broken off from the edge of a glacier and fallen into a nearby lagoon. 
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Iceland Southcoast Adventure

Iceland Southcoast Adventure

Take the Southcoast or southshore tour of Iceland to see Reynisdragar at the black beach. The non-manmade basalt columns are a sight to see as nature's own version of urban buildings. This is one of my favorite tours.
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Golden Circle & South Coast Private Tour

Golden Circle & South Coast Private Tour

This tour combines the Golden Circle tour and the South Coast tour. If you have limited time in Iceland this tour offers you to do both of those tours in one day. Your guide will simply show you some of the most spectacular places on the south coast of Iceland in one day. You will have a professional local guide who will be driver guiding you to those beautiful places in a comfortable vehicle. Since this would be your private tour your guide would customize each stop to your needs to make sure that you will have a nice memorably journey.
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Small-Group Jokulsarlon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Head to Iceland's southern shore to visit Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon, on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Along the way, you'll also see other natural attractions such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and Skaftafell National Park. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Private Tour Secrets of the South Coast of Iceland

Private Tour Secrets of the South Coast of Iceland

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Explore the secrets of Iceland’s stunning south coast on a full-day adventure. Travel to the top of a volcano, and learn about Iceland’s geothermal power stations. Walk behind Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s iconic waterfalls. Discover the blue ice and amazing formations of Sólheimajökull glacier. Do it all with the personal expertise of your private, professional guide.
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7 Day Around Iceland Tour

7 Day Around Iceland Tour

Seven days tour around Iceland, stopping at the beautiful nature spots on our way such as Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur and the Geyser area, Friðheimar, Gullfoss and more.
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6-days Aurora Borealis in Iceland - Roundtrip in 4x4 bus with small groups

6-days Aurora Borealis in Iceland - Roundtrip in 4x4 bus with small groups

Discover Iceland's beautiful scenery from all sides and be guided by one of the most experienced and local guides in Iceland. You visit the main sights, the beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and drive with a 4x4 highland bus in a small group. In the evening it is possible to see the beautiful Northern Lights Aurora Borealis from our wonderful accommodations.
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2 Days Tour - South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

2 Days Tour - South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

The South Coast of Iceland is famed for its wealth of landmarks and dramatically diverse scenery. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are two impressive waterfalls while the black sand beach Reynisfjara is renowned for its fascinating geology, with the Reynisdrangar sea stacks and Dyrhólaey rock arch.  Marvel at a landscape comprising of crystal clear water and floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Black Sand Beach.   • Small group tour • Highly rated and recommended by guests
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Private Golden Circle Special day tour

Private Golden Circle Special day tour

Golden Circle is Iceland's most popular day tour route giving you the opportunity to enjoy the nature and rich culture that Iceland has to offer. With the Golden Circle special tour you will also see the magnifice nature of the south coast including Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Step into the ancient viking parliament Althing before visiting erupting geysers and magnificent waterfalls. We recommend a lunch stop at Efstidalur farm restaurant, where all the produce is made on the farm, or Fridheimar greenhouse, with home made tomato soup. Your private guide will make sure you have a memorable experience.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$1,585.14
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