South Iceland

Svínafellsjökull glacier, South Iceland

Svínafellsjökull glacier, South Iceland

The wealth of South Iceland lies in the variety of geological, historical and nature sites along with the long list of activities that can be experienced in the region. This region has geological wonders such as Geysir; the Gullfoss, Háifoss, Skógafoss, Systra and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls; Þingvellir, where the tectonic plates crack the Earth; Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull; the Kerið caldera; world-famous volcanos like Hekla, the Gateway to Hell,Lakagígar, Laki, the notorious Eyjafjallajökull and the Katla Geopark; fantasy sites like Þórsmörk and Jökulsárlón. Here are historical sites like the world’s longest-running parliament at Þingvellir; museums, churches, the Stöng settlement, the Saga centre and villages like Eyrarbakki. Activities abound. Tours take you to all the sites, including the glaciers. Horse riding tours are popular. Try the Riverjet, boat trips or kayaking; scuba diving in clear waters, skiing or caving. Independent travellers can try hiking and cycling, camping or caravanning. Winter activites are just as thrilling. Fortunately, there is plenty of accommodation available throughout the region from camping to high-class hotels and restaurants to suit every taste. A developed infrastructure helps you get the most from your trips.

Ice Cave  in South Iceland

Ice Cave in South Iceland

Airplane wrack at Sólheimasandur - Iceland

Airplane wrack at Sólheimasandur – Iceland

Mt. Þumall in Vatnajökull Glacier, Highlands of Icceland

Mt. Þumall in Vatnajökull Glacier, Highlands of Icceland

Vestra-Horn, a 454 meter high mountain and an interesting geology site composing of unstratified plutonic rock, mostly gabbro but with some granophyre. East of the mountain is a strange-shaped outcrop called Brunnhorn that stretches out to sea.

Vestra-Horn, a 454 meter high mountain and an interesting geology site composing of unstratified plutonic rock, mostly gabbro but with some granophyre. East of the mountain is a strange-shaped outcrop called Brunnhorn that stretches out to sea.

Landmannalaugar, Highland, Iceland

Landmannalaugar, Highland, Iceland

Strokkur is a fountain geyser in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country

Strokkur is a fountain geyser in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country