Visit the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk right behind the misty cascade, then head to the equally gorgeous Skógafoss waterfall just a short drive down the road. South of the village of Vík, make a stop at the volcanic black sand beach for dramatic views of the Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar rock formations rising above the crashing waves.
If you have the time and energy for a detour before returning to Reykjavik you may wish to drive to Reykjanes Peninsula where you can visit Lake Kleifarvatn and the bubbling mud pots at Seltún. On this detour you could also visit the Blue Lagoon (pre-booking required) for a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters.
Spend the night in Reykjavík.
Driving distance approx. 420 km / 261 mi.