On my way to the stunningly beautiful adventure to the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in East Iceland, I had a lovely drive along the southern coast. I’d strongly recommend heading east as one route you can take around the country.
On the way, you pass a number of stunning ocean views and valleys, including the charming village of Vik, which touts spectacular scenery, lava fields and a black sandy desert along the way. Below are the 5 pillars of Vik, which whether you take them late afternoon or at 3 in the morning, they will impress.
Along that road, I’d also recommend stopping at the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur to see the beautiful waterfalls and the Skaftafell National Park to take in the Svartifoss waterfall cascading down stacks of basalt columns. On your way back to Reykjavik, you should also see the 100 meter deep Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon and Kirkjugolf. Below
Below, the Church Floor at Kirkjugolf…
Sheep at Kirkjugolf
Hof which means Temple
Rusty barn at Horgslandskot
Near Skaftafell Park
Sheep near Hnappavellir farm and surrounding area