Icelandic Road trip – Beautiful waterfalls in South Iceland

After a good lunch at Urriðafoss waterfall, we continued further away on the ring road 1 to finally reached Seljalandsfoss waterfall (roughly one hour later).

There is a little path to go behind the waterfall, but you will end up wet if you do it, believe me, we saw so many people completely soaked !! It is a very picturesque waterfall and it is worth a stop. Next to Seljalandsfoss are 3 other waterfalls you can simply walk to. Gljúfurárfoss is the biggest one and drops down behind a mini narrow slot canyon but people often don’t bother to go that far. We did and it was nice, we spotted interesting vegetation as well.

30 km later, we stopped at Skógafoss waterfall, another famous waterfall of the South coast.

A trail leads to the top of the (via metal stairs to the right of the waterfall) and up the Skógá river valley. It is a beautiful view but it was challenging to climb all these steps ! Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters and it appeared in the film Thor, the Dark world :3 A lot of tourists were packed there, as it is easily accessible from the main road, even with a regular car :-) We had a lot of fun taking that picture of us  :-)

Enough waterfall for that day, it was time for us to go towards Vik.. and the famous black sand beach !

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