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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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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.
The Lighthouse trail
Off the beaten track, with easy reach from Keflavik airport, lies the South Coast Lighthouse Trail. It is a travel route that draws attention to the coastal scenery south of the Golden Circle. Visit three unique seaside villages: Þorlákshöfn, Eyrarbakki, and Stokkseyri, highlighting the history and culture of the area as well as activities and nature. The route is just under 50 kilometers, stretching from Selvogsviti lighthouse to Knarrarósviti lighthouse.
The Volcanic Way
The Volcanic Way is a way to explore South Iceland and Reykjanes, focusing on volcanoes and their surroundings. Eight major volcanoes lead the way, telling you the story of how they shaped the land and its people.