Seljalandsfoss is an unusual waterfall which cascades from ancient sea cliffs dropping down over 60 metres into a shallow pool. It is possible to take a walk behind the cascade of this waterfall and the scenery is really beautiful.
East of the waterfall of Seljalandsfoss lies fertile countryside and the beautiful glacier of Eyjafjallajokull rises to 1666 metres over sea level just north of here. This glacier is the sixth-largest in Iceland. The glacier covers the mountain top like a white cloak and the great magma chamber is located beneath the mountain - there have been 3 eruptions there in historical times, in the year 1612, from 1821 to 1823 and the most recent and famous one: from 13th April to 22nd May 2010.
The islands of Vestmannaeyjar which were formed in a sub-aquatic eruption are situated off the coast to the south. The last eruption was in 1973 but 10 years earlier the island of Surtsey was dramatically formed in a sub-aquatic eruption. That island is the southernmost point of Iceland.
We will see the waterfall of Skogafoss at Skogar. Skogarfoss cascades down around 65 metres dropping from ancient sea cliffs, it is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. At Skogar we will find two museums, a communal museum established in 1949 and a transportation museum, both are very interesting museums to visit.
The glacier of Myrdalsjokull is the fourth largest glacier in Iceland. The central volcanic system of Katla lies beneath it and has erupted on several dates in historic times, most recently on 12th October 1918. Another eruption in Katla is imminent in the near future. Southwest of Myrdalsjokull lies the glacier of Solheimajokull which is a creeping glacier from which the River Jokulsa flows down to the lowlands. We will hike up onto the glacier and see how the glacier has carved and shaped nature in the surrounding area.