Southern Iceland at a glance
Outdoor enthusiasts will feel right at home along the Southern Coastline of Iceland. Activities in the summer include hiking, horse riding, swimming and boat trips.
In the winter there is a great opportunity to head out to search for the Northern Lights in a variety of different ways such as ATV, Snowmobile or by car.
Experiences in Southern Iceland
Silfra SnorkellingExplore the underwater world between continents!
South Shore Quad BikingExplore the Southern Coast of Iceland by Quad Bike!
Golden Circle TourExperience some of Southern Iceland's most majestic natural wonders.
Aurora Hot TubRelax under the Aurora in a Hot tub
Hotel RangaOne of Southern Iceland's hidden gems - Hotel Ranga.
Ion Adventure HotelStay in the heart of the wilderness in Southern Iceland in this luxury modern hotel.
Blue LagoonRelax in the geothermal waters of the magical Blue Lagoon.
Whales of Iceland MuseumExperience the whales of Iceland and learn all about the species that live in Icelandic waters.
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, is it's largest city and lies along the Southern coast. Reykjavik is home to some of the world's most famous tourist attractions such as the Blue Lagoon and the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvítá River. Follow the coastline further around the island and you will find amazing secluded hotels such as Hotel Ranga or Ion - the perfect locations for an out-of-city stay in this beautiful country.
Destinations in Southern Iceland
Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.
There are many flights to and from Iceland all year round. International flights arrive at Keflavík International Airport, just to the south of the city. There are no railways on Iceland but the city centre does have bus services as well as taxis. Reykjavik also boasts two seaports where many cruise ships dock.
Despite its name Iceland is not necessarily that cold. Winter temperatures are an average of 3.6°C, and summer temperatures average around 15°C
Reykjavik and Iceland is world famous for its geology and geography. With huge mountain ranges and an active geothermal country with many geysers, hot springs and volcanic formations to be found – it is a breath-taking landscape for those after an adventure.
Iceland offers some of the best waterfalls in Europe, such as the Dettifoss regarded as the most powerful waterfall in the whole of Europe.
With a latitude of 64° north, Reykjavik offers a perfect base from which to embark on an Iceland northern lights adventure.
Wild horses still roam areas around the city. A third of the island lacks any sort of vegetation which gives the landscape a unique feel. Much of this barren land is covered in ash from recent volcanic eruptions.
There are many species of whale present round the shores of Iceland. Also many species of fish also thrive in the Icelandic waters with diving tours available to discover this underwater world.
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