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The Vatnajökull Region reaches from majestic Lómagnúpur in the west to scenic Hvalnes in the east. In this area, travellers can visit Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, and its surrounding area, which has a lot to offer.

Vatnajökull National Park is a magnificent area that boasts incredible ice caves, magical lagoons of floating ice, and crawling outlet glaciers, some within easy reach. Black sand beaches are a common sight in the Vatnajökull Region. The black sand is the result of the glacier grinding down its bedrock. Much of it is carried to the sea by glacial rivers where the waves, winds and currents mould it into complex scenic formations. In the most Western part of the Vatnajökull Region is Skeiðarárandur which is the largest black glacier sand area in the world.

The area offers a wide variety of restaurants, many using locally grown ingredients. In the magnificent nature of the Vatnajökull Region, everyone can find enjoyable recreation. There are options for adventure trips as well as relaxing trips both in summer and winter and for all ages. Visitors in the Vatnajökull Region can choose from a variety of activities, scenic views, historical sites and points of interest. You can choose from vast outdoor activities such as golf, bird watching, fishing, horseback riding, mountaineering, trekking, ice climbing, glacier walks, kayak tours, boat tours, snowmobile tours and super jeep tours. The area also proudly presents marked hiking trails in various areas at the edge of Vatnajökull Glacier.

Visit Þorbergur Centre of Culture or The Art Gallery in Höfn. Take a swim in the heated swimming pool in the town of Höfn or relax in the geothermal hot tubs in Hoffell.

You will be in awe while travelling along the stunning countryside in the southeast, nestled between the glaciers and the Atlantic coastline. In addition, the scenic fishing town of Höfn is well worth a visit, as it is also known as the “Lobster Capital” of Iceland.

Highlights in Vatnajökull region

ÁRNES

ÁRNES

One of Iceland’s most popular tourist areas, inland Árnessýsla boasts a wealth of natural wonders and well-marked historical sites. Hot springs and ge
ÁSAHREPPUR

ÁSAHREPPUR

Ásahreppur is a community on the western edge of Rangárvallasýsla and takes its name from  “the ásar”, natural ridges in the area. On the Ring Road th
BORG

BORG

Borg is a growing small village. There you will find a swimming pool , campsite, grocery store and coffee house.
BRAUTARHOLT

BRAUTARHOLT

A small village. Swimming pool, shop, community center and camp site.
EYRARBAKKI

EYRARBAKKI

Eyrarbakki, pop. 585, is a friendly village that used to be the largest commercial community and main harbor on the South Coast of Iceland. A large nu
FLÓAHREPPUR

FLÓAHREPPUR

Flóahreppur is a peaceful municipality situated in South Iceland, between the two large Salmon Rivers Hvítá and Þjórsá. Flóahreppur is famous for its
FLÚÐIR

FLÚÐIR

Flúðir is a rapidly growing community in the center of Hrunamannahreppur district, about 25 minutes off the main Ring Road. The area is considered to
HELLA

HELLA

Inhabitants in Rangárþing ytra (Westen Rangárþing) are 1526 (the year 2016). The borders of the district are by Ásahreppur district, from the river Þj
HVERAGERÐI

HVERAGERÐI

Great numbers of people pass through or by Hveragerði each year. With a population of about 2300 and located only 45 km from Reykjavik, Hveragerði may
HVOLSVÖLLUR

HVOLSVÖLLUR

Hvolsvöllur – Rangárþing eystra with a population of about 1800, is a vast district in central South Iceland and ranges from the highlands to the sea.
HÖFN

HÖFN

Hornafjörður is a blooming community close to the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull in the south eastern part of Iceland. The district’s most den
KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR

KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR

SkaftárhreppurSkaftárhreppur district is the center of the south of Iceland and the perfect location to stay while taking day tours to see many of Ice
LAUGARÁS

LAUGARÁS

The development of the small village Laugarás started when geothermal activity was discovered in the area. There are numerous horticultural farms in t
LAUGARVATN

LAUGARVATN

Laugarvatn is a shallow lake, about 2 km2 in size, and is located in the inlands of Árnessýsla, midway between Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir, 100 km
REYKHOLT

REYKHOLT

The development of the small village Reykholt started in the first half of the 20th century, when geothermal activity was discovered in the area. Ther
SELFOSS

SELFOSS

Selfoss, pop. 8.832 is the largest town in South Iceland and the main center of trade and industry. The distance from the capital is 57 km and various
SKÓGAR

SKÓGAR

Skógar is a small village with about 25 inhabitants. Despite its small size, it has various accommodation and restaurant possibilities. Skógar used to
SÓLHEIMAR ECO-VILLAGE

SÓLHEIMAR ECO-VILLAGE

Sólheimar is considered the oldest Eco-Village in the world. Sólheimar were established as a children's home 80 years ago, but today Sólheimar focuses
STOKKSEYRI

STOKKSEYRI

STOKKSEYRI Stokkseyri, pop. 559, is a charming village renowned for its beautiful seashore, breaking ocean waves and birdlife as well as being rich in
VESTMANNAEYJAR (WESTMAN ISLANDS)

VESTMANNAEYJAR (WESTMAN ISLANDS)

The Westman Islands are a group of islands off the south coast of Iceland. They consist of 15 islands in addition to 30 cliffs and skerries that make
VÍK

VÍK

Mýrdalshreppur is one of the three municipalities within Katla Geopark, a UNESCO Global geopark. Vík in Mýrdalshreppur is situated in the center of th
ÞORLÁKSHÖFN

ÞORLÁKSHÖFN

The main town in Ölfus is Þorlákshöfn, west of Eyrarbakki. The town is important as a port because the only viable harbour on Iceland's southern coast
ÞYKKVIBÆR

ÞYKKVIBÆR

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ÖLFUS

ÖLFUS

The main town in Ölfus is Þorlákshöfn, west of Eyrarbakki. The town is important as a port because the only viable harbour on Iceland's southern coast