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Trip ideas

Ready to explore the South Coast? Planning your trip is half the fun, but if you want some suggestions, you will find some really good ideas below. How to get there, what to visit, seasons and roads, those insider tips ... 

South Iceland has a diverse and spectacular natural environment with great attraction that is easy to access and experience all year round. In South Iceland, glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, and untouched highlands can be found.

 

The Waterfalls of South Iceland
Ever wondered why we travel the world for waterfalls? Is it to hear the thundering noise of a thousand crashing drops, instantly followed by a thousand more? Is it our hope for the sun to come out and paint a rainbow in the cascade's spray?
Birds and birdwatching in Southern Iceland
Southern Iceland has a great deal to offer birdwatchers throughout the year. It has a wide variety of habitats including extensive wetlands, seabird colonies, highland oases, and unusual coastlines.
UNESCO Sites of South Iceland
Did you know that no less than four areas in South Iceland have been designated as UNESCO areas? That‘s right; we have a UNESCO Global Geopark and three UNESCO World Heritage sites, covering almost 25% of Iceland’s area!

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Lighthouse trail
The South Coast Lighthouse Trail is off the beaten track, with easy reach from Keflavik airport.
The Golden Circle
The Golden Circle area reaches from Selvogur west of Þorlákshöfn to the east of the town of Hella, along the seaside, and into the highlands. The area is as vast as it is diverse; there is a wide variety of attractions but the main three are Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, and Geysir.