Today is a nature day. We drive the south coast to the east, past Hella but with a recommended stop in Hvolsvollur village where you have the opportunity to visit the interactive Lava centre, which is a brand new museum and cinema center where you can learn all about volcanoes and volcanic eruptions.
After Hvolsvollur village you head onwards and your next stop will be Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the one you can actually walk behind ! After going from the right to the left behind the waterfall, we recommend you walk down and take the path that lies on your right hand and you search for the other waterfall (Gljúfrabúi), a bit hidden in the volcanic rock. You head forward to Skogar and its waterfall. The legend says that Thrasi who lived close to the waterfall hid a chest filled with gold behind the waterfall. In old times one could see one side of the chest through the waterfall! If you want to know a bit more about Iceland‘s history we recommend the Skogar folk museum, filled with items from ancient Iceland, and turf houses you can visit. In the early afternoon, you have the possibility to go ice hiking on Solheimajokull glacier (optional and for 8 years and older). Drive on to Reynisfjara black beach, famous for the Reynisdrangar rock stacks that rise from the sea and for its basalt columns. Dyrhólaey cape is the southernmost point of Iceland. A small road takes you to the top of this 120 m high sea cliff where you often can see a large number of puffins. (Please note that Dyrhólaey is closed during nesting season from May 15 til June 23 and from mid- August the puffins will have gone to sea!). Be careful and to not go too close the sea, the waves are dangerous!