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  • Address: Skógá River, South Iceland, Iceland
Stretching 25 meters across the Skógá River and plummeting from heights of 60 meters, Skógafoss clocks in as one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls and with its clouds of spray regularly casting rainbows across the waters, it’s also one of the picturesque. One of around 20 waterfalls dotted along the river, Skógafoss marks the start of Iceland’s famous Laugavegurinn long distance hiking trail, which runs for 90 km from Skógar all the way to Landmannalaugar. Alternatively, day-trippers can take in expansive views of Skógar’s glaciers, black ash beaches and thundering waterfalls by climbing the stairway to the top of the falls.

Skógafoss is also a popular subject of local folklore, which tells that the region’s first Viking settler, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a chest of treasure in a cave behind the mighty falls. Allegedly, a local boy found the chest years later and while attempting to haul it out, pulled the ring from the front of the chest. Far-fetched as it may sound, the ring, purportedly from the chest, is now displayed in the Skógar museum.

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Full-Day Glacier and Waterfalls Hiking from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, null
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Full-Day Glacier and Waterfalls Hiking from Reykjavik

3 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

This is a superb glacier hike Iceland tour. An adventurous excursion starting and terminating in the capital city and taking in the beautiful landscape and ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $363.30
Private South Iceland Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Private South Iceland Day Trip from Reykjavik

Enjoy a private day trip along the south coast of Iceland with just you and your friends or family and your own private guide. This private tour is tailored to ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $826.47
Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour, Reykjavik, Custom Private Tours
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Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5122 Reviews

Adventure through the dramatic landscape of Iceland during this full-day tour of the southern coastline. Explore lava fields, icebergs, and glaciers with help ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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South Coast Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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South Coast Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 243 Reviews

If you want to see the true Iceland then the south coast of the country is the place to be. Magnificent waterfalls, black sand beaches, puffins, glaciers, ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.00
South Coast of Iceland - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik by Jeep, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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South Coast of Iceland - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik by Jeep

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 112 Reviews

Waterfalls and glaciers - some of the greatest sights in Iceland. This tour goes through the lowlands of South Iceland with their diverse landscapes of lush ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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South Shore Adventure Day Tour in Small Group, Reykjavik, Private Sightseeing Tours
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South Shore Adventure Day Tour in Small Group

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Tour the popular South coast of Iceland with Iceland's diverse nature at its best: glaciers, cliffs, waterfalls, and black beaches. Iceland is famous for its ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Day Trip to South Iceland: Glaciers, Volcanoes and Waterfalls, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Day Trip to South Iceland: Glaciers, Volcanoes and Waterfalls

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Your ultimate day trip starts from Reykjavík. Enjoy a private minivan drive along the South coast and it’s magnificent waterfalls, glaciers, black sand ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $1,255.00
Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier from Reykjavik

This exciting snowmobiling adventure takes you to the top of the spectacular Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where you will have a breathtaking view of South ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $255.00
Glacier Hike from Reykjavík, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Glacier Hike from Reykjavík

Join one of Iceland’s most popular day trips from Reykjavík, along the south coast of Iceland which takes you on a spectacular guided trip along rivers, ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $246.00
South Coast of Iceland Private Day Trip by Luxury SUV, Reykjavik, Ski & Snow
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South Coast of Iceland Private Day Trip by Luxury SUV

Embark on a tour of the South Coast of Iceland and uncover the secrets of Volcano Eyjafjallajokull (Last eruption: April 2010), visit the astonishing ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,100.00

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