Iceland Southern Coast

The vast expanse of the untouched beautiful South Coast feels like a true wilderness to explore.

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Destination in detail

The south coast of Iceland is a place like no other. The island straddles the mid-Atlantic ridge creating a geologically active area which in turn produces some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Due to the latitude of Iceland there is also the chance to spot the amazing Aurora Borealis so venturing out to the south coast away from any artificial light pollution will mean you have the best possible Aurora spotting conditions. The magnificence of the south coast is not just limited to scenery, Wildlife such as whales can be spotted, making the perfect excursion for nature lovers. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a place unlike anywhere else in the world.

Location

64°09'N 21°57'W

Population

23,300

Area

24000 km2

Time Zone

GMT -1

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Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting there:

Flights to Iceland are available all year round. International flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport, which is just south of Reykjavik.

Climate:

Despite the name Iceland, it is not necessarily that cold. Winter temperatures are an average of 3.6°C, and summer temperature average around 15°C.

Geography:

The south cost of Iceland excompasses a magnificent shoreline of marshlands, bays and black sand beaches. The lava field that rests beneath the soils stretched several hundred metres offshore which protects the lowlands from the ocean waves.

Plants and Animals:

The South Coast of Iceland hosts many rare species of geothermal vegetation such as mosses and water pygmyweed. The region boasts vibrant bird life during all seasons. It is not only rich with both marshland birds and seabirds but also migrating birds such as the North Atlantic puffin. You can also see humpbacks and minke whales in Reykjavik Faxi Bay but sightings are less frequent than in the north.

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