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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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3 day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights

3 day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights

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In this tour, you’ll get the chance to see 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 where you’ll try ice cream, free of charge. On the second and third 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 and enter a blue ice cave in it. If nature allows, even the magnificent Northern Lights.
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Glacier Lagoon & South Coast. Private Day Tour

Glacier Lagoon & South Coast. Private Day Tour

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Travel to the magnificent Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and around the South Coast of Iceland on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Have the option to upgrade to include a boat tour of the lagoon to see the icebergs up close. You can also take a walk on the black sands of Reynisfjara beach, hike around the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and Dyrhoaley. Travel in a private vehicle with your own private guide who provides informative commentary as you spend a day in this breathtaking landscape.
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik

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Take in the incredible natural scenery at Jökulsárlón, Europe's largest glacial lake, on this 14-hour private eco-tour from Reykjavik. With your guide, pass Skaftafell National Park, then visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Þorvaldseyri Volcano Museum. Once at Jökulsárlón, watch huge icebergs calve off Vatnajokull and opt to book a boat ride on the lake. During the return trip to Reykjavik, visit Skógafoss waterfall and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this private tour that includes round-trip transportation from Reykjavik.
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Combo - Private Golden Circle and the South Coast Tour from Reykjavik

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The Golden Circle and South Coast are two of Iceland’s most popular regions—they’re full of natural attractions and remote beauty—but few tours visit both in one day. This tour does just that, taking you to see the waterfalls, parks, geysers, glaciers that make up the major attractions of the regions. Plus, you’ll skip crowded bus tours and travel with a private guide and driver.
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South Iceland Tour from Reykjavik with ATV Adventure

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Home to cascading waterfalls and sweeping black-sand beaches, southern Iceland is a haven of outdoor adventure. On this tour, zoom through south Iceland’s great outdoors by powerful all-terrain buggy with your guide. Take in top attractions including Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Skógafoss waterfall, and experience high-octane thrills in the Icelandic wilderness. Safety kit and round-trip travel from your Reykjavik hotel are included on your tour.
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 4 Day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes & Northern Lights

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Discover the natural wonders of Iceland on this epic tour, taking in all the highlights of southern Iceland. Explore the wild landscapes and fishing villages of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula; take in the highlights of the Golden Circle route; and stop at South Coast sites including Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Diamond Beach. Along the way, enjoy a glacier hike in the Skaftafell National Park and visit an ice cave.
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Northern Lights in Iceland - 5 Nights - 6 Days. Coach tours

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Iceland is brimming with natural wonders and one of the most sought-after experiences is seeing the Northern Lights, only possible during the winter months. With this tour, take in all the highlights of South Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, and the Golden Circle. Plus, journey along the South Coast; stop at waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches; and time your Northern Lights tour to ensure the best chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis.
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Private South Coast Tour with a Professional Photographer/Guide

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South Coast Iceland: Spectacular Private Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover the waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches of Iceland’s South Coast on this unforgettable full-day tour. Enjoy a personalized itinerary and the undivided attention of a private guide as you traverse the wild landscapes of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier and explore Vík, Iceland’s southernmost village. That’s not all: learn about Icelandic volcanoes at the LAVA Center, then admire the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, stroll the black sands of Reynisfjara, and get a glimpse of traditional Icelandic life at the Skógar Folk Museum.
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Glacier Hike from Reykjavík

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Katla Ice Caves from Reykjavik

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Guided Full-Day Tour of Iceland's South Coast & Glacier Walk

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Iceland Complete: Around Iceland in 10 Days

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Get a comprehensive overview of Iceland on this 10-day tour on the famous ring road. Discover the rugged terrain of Iceland as you explore the volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and mountains that dot the landscape. See famous landmarks like the Golden Circle, the Skogafoss and Seljalandfoss waterfalls, the East Fjords and much more as you interact with locals during your farm stays in the countryside.
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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, Black Sand Beaches, Waterfalls & more

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Explore the natural wonders of Iceland's south coast without the stress of driving or hassle of traveling with a large group tour. This private tour is exclusively for your party, ensuring a more intimate experience of such attractions as waterfalls, black sand beaches, majestic rock formations, and towering mountains.
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South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik with 1 hour of Snowmobiling on a Glacier

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The Mysterious South Coast Private Tour

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3 Day South Coast, Golden Circle and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

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Amazing South Coast tour

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Skip the hassle of group tours, and having to wait for other guests, and discover the highlights of Iceland's south coast, as well as some hidden spots, on this private guided tour from Reykjavik. See the famed Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you can walk behind, as well as Skogafoss waterfall and third 'secret' waterfall hidden inside a mountain. Other highlights include Solheimajokull glacier and the black-sand beach and basalts of Reynisfjara.
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South Iceland Day Trip with Tandem Paragliding from Reykjavik

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South Coast of Iceland- Private Tour with a Professional Photographer

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This is a private tour for up to 4 people. Please contact us directly for bigger groups. Explore the South Coast of Iceland at your leisure with a professional photographer/guide who can assist you in getting the best shots for your photography portfolio or help you capture memorable memories for you and your family or friends. This tour is private to your group and we only use comfortable 4x4 Jeeps to show you the breathtaking beauty of the South Coast with its endless black sand beaches and countless waterfalls.
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Iceland's South Coast & Northern lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

Iceland's South Coast & Northern lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Follow the North Atlantic coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glacier covered wonderland that is Iceland's south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of spray at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall see Skógafoss Waterfall from above. In the evening you will become a Northern Light Hunter. The Northern Lights are a spectacular natural phenomenon, and being in their presence reminds us of just how extraordinary our planet is. It is the type of experience that makes standing outdoors in the middle of the Arctic winter worthwhile.
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  • 14 hours
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Private Jeep Tour - Dakota Plane Wreck, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach

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Prepare for a full day of adventure visiting the highlights of Iceland’s southern coast. Explore natural landmarks such as the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Reynisfjara Beach, and Diamond Beach. You will also hike to the Dakota Plane Wreck, the remains of a United States Navy DC-3 airplane that crashed on Sólheimasandur, a black sand beach, in 1973.
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