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Hostelling International Tripbook for

Skógar

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The tiny and quaint village of Skógar in Iceland has been a settlement since the 12th century and its hostel is now a popular stop-off point for hikers exploring Iceland’s magnificent landscape. Visit the Folk Museum to see how Icelanders lived in the past. The museum features crafts, tools, documents and an open-air element where you can see reconstructed traditional Icelandic buildings such as farm houses and a church. The museum’s curator has been awarded the Falcon Medal of Honour for his work which is the highest distinction in Iceland. One of Skógar’s natural beauties is Skógafoss Waterfall - 82 feet wide with a drop of 200 feet, this stunning waterfall is an incredible sight to behold and, if you’re lucky, you may see a single or double rainbow produced from the water spray on a sunny day. From the waterfall, hike to Fimmvörðuháls pass which runs between the glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.