The South Coast Skógafoss waterfall Hálsanefshellir Skógar museum Reynisdrangar The South Coast

The South Coast – A unique day tour from our guesthouse

A popular day tour in Iceland, which offers a magnificent and diverse experience of Icelandic nature, is the South Coast tour. The black sand beaches, the ocean and the coastline, the glaciers, the birdlife and the nation´s history are just examples of what you will experience during this tour. You begin the day by driving from Lambastadir Guesthouse to the waterfalll Urridafoss. Urriðafoss is a waterfall located in the river Thjorsá in southwest Iceland and is the watermost waterfall in Iceland. In the early days of power companies plans were to build a power plant in Urriðafoss and make a railway to Reykjavík from the waterfall. It did not happen but now Landsvirkjun Power is planning to build hydropower stations on the lower part of Þjórsár river, at Urriðafoss. In the community there is no consensus about the project and it is pending. From the waterfall Urridafoss you drive towards east and throughout the historical area Rangarvallasysla, the setting of the medieval saga Njalssaga. You will drive to Seljalandsfoss, a beautiful, high waterfall you can walk behind. From there you continue the trip to Skogar, where there is another big waterfall, Skogafoss, and there we recomment you to visit the Museum of transport and an old historical museum, where you will have the possibility to see traditional sod farmhouses and other reconstructed buildings. There is also a museum shop and a café. You should drive to Dyrholaey, a promontory reaching out into the ocean, displaying magnificient birdlife. From Dyrholaey there is a short drive to Vik in Myrdal where we recomment rest for a while. At Vik yu can walk by the coastline and visit a souvenir shop, which specializes in woolen clothes. If you have time we recomment you to visit the coastline west of the mountain Reynisfjall which is called Reynisfjara or the Bay of Reynir. From there you return to Lambastadir Guesthouse if you are going to stay there for another night. – See photo gallery here>>>>