Start by visiting the tiny fishing villages Stokkseyri, home of the Ghost Centre, and Eyrarbakki, on your way to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The waterfalls’ main attraction, besides the scenery, is the pathway leading behind it, giving visitors a chance to view the falls from behind.
Skogar, which we visit next, houses the very informative Skogar folk museum and is also home to the picture-perfect Skogafoss waterfall, behind which there is purportedly a treasure hidden by the settler Thrasi. As the legend goes, the ring in the Skogar church door is off Thrasi’s treasure chest, following an unsuccessful attempt to claim it in the past.
From Skogar, we take you to Iceland’s southernmost village, Vik, and the stunning black sand beach south of it, where you will see the rock formations Reynisdrangar and Dyrholaey. We then head back to Reykjavik via Solheimajokull glacier, not far from the active sub-glacial volcano Katla.