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Being close to Reykjavik and harbouring many of the marquee sights of Iceland, the SW quadrant and south coast of Iceland is thronged with tourists and tour-buses. Despite this it is well-worth a visit. On our way to and from Vestmanneyjar and Þorsmork we criss-crossed through various parts of south Iceland, visiting waterfalls as well as the Sólheimsjökull glacier, a tongue of the massive Myrdalsjökull glacier that we would see from both Þorsmork and Vik. At Vik we also visited Dyrholaey and Reynisfjall with its dramatic black sand beach and the Reynisdrangar sea-stacks. This black sand beach is notorious for its dangerous rogue "sweeper" waves that have swept away several unwary tourists over the years.