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Visit North Iceland is responsible for marketing and promotion of North Iceland which is a friendly and tranquil area with a population of 36 thousand, including Akureyri, the largest town outside Reykjavík, and a number of historic coastal towns. Most visited attractions are Vatnajökull National Park, where you find Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall and lake Mývatn geothermal region with hot springs, volcanic areas, craters, geothermal nature baths and amazing lava formations. We have magical winters with Iceland‘s most popular ski area, energising off-piste skiing and 13 Yule Lads (Santas) on top of unique locations for Northern Lights observation.

The three areas of South Iceland

Golden Circle Area
Golden Circle Area
Katla UNESCO Global Geopark and Vestmannaeyjar
Katla UNESCO Global Geopark & Westman islands
Vatnajökull Region
Vatnajökull region


  • Lambing Season in South Iceland: A Celebration of New Life

    The Icelandic sheep holds a rich history in Iceland, dating back over a thousand years.
  • Black Sand and Basalt Columns: Discovering Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey

    Discovering Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey on Iceland's stunning south coast is an experience like no other.
  • Museums and Exhibitions in South Iceland That You Won't Want to Miss!

    If you're planning a trip to South Iceland, you will want to experience some of the incredible museums and exhibitions that are found in the region.
  • Discover the culinary treasures of South Iceland

    Iceland is known for its breathtaking landscapes, from glaciers and waterfalls to black sand beaches and volcanoes. But did you know Iceland is also home to a thriving food scene?

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Practical Information

Icelandic Water
Icelandic Krona and Creditcard use
Icelandic Weather
Road Conditions in Iceland
What to Pack for the Seasons
Things to know about COVID-19

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