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An aerial view of the lava fields of Reykjanes
Reykjanes

Iceland's south coast is home to some of the country's most visited tourist attractions. The coastline itself is renowned for its beauty, and the towns along the coast are famous for their fresh seafood.


South Iceland

From wonderful waterfalls, to great glaciers, South Iceland is brimming with natural with new wonders unfolding at every turn. With the Golden Circle route, connecting Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir, South Iceland is a very popular destination for visitors as these three locations have been a must-see for any tourist to Iceland for centuries. Further east along the shore, you will find Skógafoss Waterfall, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Vatnajökull Glacier, and several other natural wonders.

With the Golden Circle route, connecting Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir, South Iceland is a very popular destination for visitors

The South is rich in history and culture. Events from the Sagas are remembered in many ways along the coast, and several museums in the area celebrate Icelandic customs and heritage. With much of the country's agricultural products coming from the area, the South is also a fine testimony to Icelandic restaurant culture.

Skógafoss. Due to the amount of spray from the waterfall, Skógafoss consistently produces rainbows, usually visible on sunny days.
Hiking glaciers is just one of the many experiences available in South Iceland
There are many great camping accommodations across the south coast, with some stunning views too

Getting there

After only 30 minutes of drive from Reykjavík you will enter the western part of South Iceland where attractions welcome you instantly. Day tours with buses from the city is possible but day tours from various accommodations along the coast is available too. The whole coast, from West to the East has something unique to offer.

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