Daytour Landhotel Lava Center – Seljalandsfoss -Skógafoss – Reynisfjara

June 1, 2024 By Blog Comments Off

Day tour Landhotel
lava center - seljalandsfoss - skógafoss - reynisfjara

A day tour combining visit to Seljalandsfoss, the Lava Center, Skógafoss, and Reynisfjara (Black Beach) offers a vast exploration of South Iceland’s natural wonders and geological exploration of Iceland volcanic activity. This day trip takes you along the southern coast of Iceland,  with impressive landscapes, from powerful waterfalls and volcanic exhibits to the dramatic Reynisfjara (The Black Beach).

Lava Center

The Lava Center in Hvolsvöllur is an interactive museum dedicated to Iceland’s volcanic activity, earthquakes, and geology.

There you will learn about Iceland’s volcanic history, the nature of eruptions, and the country’s unique geology through interactive displays.

The exhibits, including simulations of eruptions and earthquakes, provide you with a deep understanding of Iceland’s powerful geological forces.


Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, knowned by the unique path that allows travellers to walk behind the cascading water.

Walk behind the waterfall: The trail takes you behind the 60-meter tall waterfall, offering a unique perspective and excellent photo opportunities.

The ability to walk behind the waterfall and feel the mist is a thrilling experience. The views from behind the waterfall, especially during sunset, can be breathtaking.

Nearby is Gljúfrabúi, a hidden waterfall inside a canyon, is also worth a visit. It is only 500 m away from Seljalandsfoss.  Don´t miss out on exploring this hidden gem.


Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s largest and most iconic waterfalls, known for its impressive height and powerful flow.

Stand at the foot of the waterfall to experience its full power and take in the misty atmosphere.

A staircase leads to a viewing platform above the waterfall, offering stunning views of the falls and the surrounding landscape.

The sheer power and beauty of Skógafoss, along with the chance to see rainbows in the mist on sunny days, will make it a highlight of your day tour.

Reynisfjara (Black Beach)

Reynisfjara is a dramatic black sand beach near the town of Vík, famous for its striking basalt columns, sea stacks, and powerful waves.

Explore the unique hexagonal basalt columns at the base of Reynisfjall mountain.

View the Reynisdrangar sea stacks, which, according to legend, are trolls turned to stone.

The contrast of the black sand against the crashing waves, combined with the unique geological formations, makes Reynisfjara one of the most photogenic areas in Iceland.

Please be very cautious about the waves, where the ocean at Reynisfjara can be unpredictable and powerful, so visitors should stay well back from the water.

Tour Itinerary

Morning: Depart from Landhotel

Start early to make the most of the day. Have a healthy breakfast before your tour. Note Landhotel offers take-away lunch packages.

First Stop: Lava Center

Drive approximately 25 minutes to Hvolsvöllur. Spend around 1-1.5 hours at the Lava Center learning about Iceland’s volcanic activity. Please check their opening hours, you might have to alter the order of the tour and visit the Lava Center on your way back from Reynisfjara.

Second Stop: Seljalandsfoss

Spend about an hour exploring and walking behind the waterfall and a must visit Gljúfrabúi.

Third Stop: Skógafoss

Continue driving for about 20 minutes to Skógafoss. Allocate around an hour to explore the base and hike to the top of the waterfall.

Lunch Break:

Consider stopping in Skógar or Vík for lunch. There are several dining options offering traditional Icelandic food.

Final Stop: Reynisfjara (Black Beach)

Drive approximately 30 minutes to Reynisfjara. Spend around an hour exploring the beach, basalt columns, and sea stacks. Please be cautious about the waves.  There are information lights before you enter the beach which will inform you about status of the waves each day.

Afternoon: Return to Landhotel

Head back to Landhotel, which is about a 1.5 hours drive from Reynisfjara.

Images credit to Maps Of Iceland