Welcome to South Iceland

Take a detour to the South Iceland region only a 30 minutes drive from Reykjavik.

South Iceland is home to the most visited natural wonders in Iceland. Even you decide to arrange a self-drive tour or hop on a sightseeing tour, a drive along the famous designed Golden Circle Route is the most popular way to discover the big nature attractions. The waterfall Gullfoss, the Geyser & Strokkur and the Thingvellir National Park are the most spectacular experiences along the route.

Nature Wonders

Do you go further east along the south shore sights, natural wonders like Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, Vatnajokull Glacier and Skógafoss Waterfall is a "must see" experience.The pearl of the central highlands, Landmannalaugar is surrounded by colourful and magnificent natural scenery.


Selfoss

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its style, charm, and points of interest. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable. You will find much fresh delicious seafood offered here. Selfoss is the largest town in the region with a variety of shops, services and restaurants. 


Outdoor activities

Throughout the region, you will also find a wide selection of excitements and activities, which attracts visitors from all around the world. Regarding the season, the beautiful nature invites to scenic walks, swimming in hot pools, skiing, water rafting, fishing in the rivers, golfing or riding the small Icelandic horse, just to mention a few. Local tourist offices and operators are always stand by to help here, so you can live out your dreams here. 


The  culture & heritage 

The culture and history are very much honoured in this region. Events from the Sagas are remembered in many ways along the coast, and several museums in the area celebrate Icelandic customs and heritage. Most of the country's agricultural products coming from this area, which is a testimony to Icelandic restaurant culture.

Thingvellir National Park is situated 50 km (31 miles) to the east of Reykjavík on the northern shore of Thingvallavatn, the biggest lake in Iceland. The river Öxará traverses the national park by forming a waterfall at the Almannagjá, called Öxaráfoss.

The National Park is the national shrine of Iceland by the many beautiful and historic sites, and Thingvellir National Park became a member of Unesco World Heritage in 2004.



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South Iceland Top Highlights

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir is the most important historical site in Iceland.

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Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall is one of the most impressive highlights nearby Reykjavik.

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Geysir & Strokkur

Geysir & Strokkur

Visit one of the greatest nature attractions in Iceland, the Geysir Hot Spring Area on a Golden Circle Tour.

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of the natural beauty highlights in Iceland.

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Selfoss

Selfoss

Selfoss known as "the capital of the South".

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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Take a day trip to the south coast and experience the waterfall of Seljalandsfoss.

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Top Highlights in Reykjavik

Hallgrimskirkja Church

Hallgrimskirkja Church

Hallgrímskirkja church is one of Reykjavík's most iconic buildings.

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The National Museum

The National Museum

Regardless when you visit Iceland don`t forget a trip to the National Museum, which will leave you fully enlightened about the creation of the Icelandic nation and it´s history.

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Old Reykjavik

Old Reykjavik

Old Reykjavík is in the heart of the capital. A focal point of many historic and introductory walking tours about the town.

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Harpa

Harpa

Iceland`s biggest concert hall is also one of Iceland`s most impressive architecture Buildings.

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The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

This Lagoon is maybe the most famous attraction in Iceland. Don`t hesitate to take a break in the lagoon.

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Perlan

Perlan

Impressive Perlan is a stand out piece of architecture and modern construction in Iceland.

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Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir is the most important historical site in Iceland.
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Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall is one of the most impressive highlights nearby Reykjavik.
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Geysir & Strokkur

Visit one of the greatest nature attractions in Iceland, the Geysir Hot Spring Area on a Golden Circle Tour.
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of the natural beauty highlights in Iceland.
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Selfoss

Selfoss known as "the capital of the South".
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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Take a day trip to the south coast and experience the waterfall of Seljalandsfoss.
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Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss waterfall is "fighting" with Gullfoss as Iceland's most famous waterfall.
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Surtsey

Surtsey is an excellent example of how incredible the nature power shows off.
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Vatnajökull Glacier

Vatnajökull captivate everyone when they come here for the first time with it`s many glacial tongues.
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Vatnajökull National Park & Svartifoss

Vatnajökull National Park ranks among the largest and most beautiful parks in Europe.
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Earthquake Simulator at Hveragerði

The exhibition presents the causes and derivatives the earthquake 2008 in Hveragerði.
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Katla Volcano

Katla is one of Iceland`s most dangerous volcanoes.
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Westman Islands

Westman Islands is one of the best kept secrets in Iceland and you haven't seen Iceland until you have visited Westman Islands.
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Exciting Accommodations

ION Luxury Adventure Hotel

ION Luxury Adventure Hotel

Why not combine your natural and historical experiences in Iceland with some luxury treatment at ION Luxury Adventure Hotel.

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Hotel Borealis

Hotel Borealis

The perfect accommodation for your Northern Light holiday in Iceland.

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