Location of Tour: South Iceland. Duration of Tour: 4 hours. Guidance: Self-guided. PIck up: Meet on locationThuleTravel Hikers Bus goes to and from Skógar from 15th of june to 15th of semptember, every day of the season.The bus arrives at Skógar one time every day in the afternoon. It is a good starting or ending point for hike over Fimmvörðuháls which lies between Þórsmörk and Skógar. A beautiful day hike which lies between the two glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull part of the way.
At Skógar you can visit Skógafoss, Skóga Museum, Skóga café and take a look at the the beach, which is a long black sand beach.The magnificient waterfall Skógafoss is the main attraction there and it is said that the settler Þrasi Þórólfsson threw his gold treasure chest in to the waterfall. The chest which was very heavy full of gold ended in a cave behind the waterfall. It is said that people could see one side of the chest out from under the waterfall in the old times. This quatrain was written about the treasure chest:"Þrasakista auðug erundir fossi Skóga,hver sem þangað fyrstur ferfinnur auðlegð nóga."Tranlation of the poem in modern words:Þrasachest is full of riches, lies beaneath the Skógawaterfall, anyone that arrives there first, will find riches enough.