Drive along the south coast today and visit worthwhile stops along the way, including the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon and the Dverghamrar "elf cliffs." Then, check out the volcanic black sand beaches* near the village of Vík í Mýrdal and the 120 metre-high promontory of Dyrhólaey** with its spectacular rock arch, jagged bird cliffs and awe-inspiring views along with the Reynisdrangar basalt columns jutting out of the ocean. It is ideal today to join some of the optional activities available in the area such as glacier walking, snowmobiling or horse riding.
Spend the night in the Selfoss area.
Driving distance: 200 km/124 miles
* Caution should always be exercised when visiting Reynisfjara beach near Vík due to powerful rogue/sneaker waves and the strong undertow current. Always stay far back from the water’s edge and never turn your back to the sea.
**The cliffs at Dyrhólaey are closed from mid-May until late June due to the puffin nesting season.