This is The Reason Why You Should Visit Southern Iceland at Least Once In Life

Southern Iceland region is a favorite destination trip for many foreign tourists. Because of its uniqueness, it becomes its own benchmark to attract tourists in large numbers. Throughout the year, you can find everything interesting about Iceland here.

You can see the journey of history from the ancient to the new era. Here, you will always have the desire to travel outside throughout the season. There are many trade businesses that develop, culture and creative arts that are a pity if you just miss it.

A beauty of southern Iceland landscape

Beautiful Landscapes in Southern Iceland Tour

But the most amazing part is the beautiful landscape that will only happen in your dreams. The landscapes stretch from the steep mountain to the blue sea there. You can see amazing northern lights on long dark cold nights. Or see pearl-white snow reflected from sunlight in winter, dancing in the sky. So, you can find something that you will like anytime and provide valuable new experiences in your life.

When you do a road trip in the summer or winter, you can experience a sensational adventure that has never been in your life before. Harmonization natural, peace, and beauty are anything that can be given by the Icelandic terrain. Hopefully, you can experience it soon.

The land in spring is covered by summer leaves. Farmers from all areas of mind with their agriculture. Fishing in a river or lake, hiking trips, or riding trips transforms into a new outdoor life. Nature gives its touch in hot springs, rivers, lakes, highlands, waterfalls, volcanoes, lava fields, and many more that you can find here.

Come to the countryside in southern Iceland and discover its beauty. After winter snow, all new and colorful life surrounds the countryside. Close your eyes and listen to the breeze that gives you peace and tranquility.

Skogafoss Waterfall

Skofagoss is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland with a width of 25 meters and a height of 60 meters. This waterfall is located on the Scola river with a distance of about 150 kilometers to the east from the capital, Reykjavik.

Top view of Skofagoss waterfall

You can walk right up and feel the splash of water falling from a relatively close distance. This is because the ground surface beneath the waterfall is very flat so you can approach it. Be careful if you get too close you will definitely get soaked. Scarfo's also gives you another beauty when the sun is shining. You can see the rainbow when looking up.

Skofagoss waterfall

Then if you continue to follow the steep stairs, you will arrive at the observation deck above the waterfall. Start from this point you can see the natural beauty of the awesome landscape from the area around the waterfall.

According to the folklore that is often talked about, behind the waterfall, there is a cave as a place where the first Viking settlers buried treasure chests of gold. Years later it was reported that local resident had found the treasure. But they did not succeed in taking everything. Instead, they can only get a golden handle from the side before the chests disappear.


When you drive anywhere in Iceland, everything looks beautiful. Seljavallalaug is a natural geothermal warm water pool. You can soak while looking at the snow on a steep hillside. You will feel an amazing sensation when soaking in Iceland's natural pool. This pool is located a little up to the north.

Seljavallalaug geothermal pool

If you are from Reykjavik then to reach this location you can drive eastward along the Ring Road. You can drive for about 1.5 hours then you can switch to route 242 to park the car. On the way, you can enjoy many impressive destinations exposed along the south coast.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall southern Iceland tour
 Seljalandsfoss waterfall

You can also stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, go around and enjoy the amazing scenery there. In addition, you will pass the wonders of the large glaciers of Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull. Both are above explosive volcanoes.

The Lowland

Lowland in southern Iceland is a fertile agricultural region. There are also many sheep and horse farms here. Based on geology, this area is still young and is formed from various lava flows from several volcanoes in the last ice age. You can see that this area is indeed surrounded by active volcanoes, especially Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla.

The most famous tourist location in this area is the Golden Circle. This is a sightseeing route which is a favorite destination here. Consist of three different locations with its own uniqueness. The first is the Geyser geothermal area, which is the place where the geysers erupt and eject hot bubbles. Second is the strong waterfall Gullfoss and the third is Þingvellir National Park which is located between the tectonic plate and is a forest and lava oasis.

amazing Þingvellir national park
Top view of Þingvellir National Park

The residents living in the south are fishing. This is not the same as most early Icelandic communities. This area is comfortable with fertile soil. So that many communities inhabit this location. You can visit Þorlákshöfn which is a city with an important port. The city is the place where ferries depart for the Westman Islands.

Some other cities in the lowlands are Selfoss, Hvolsvöllur, Hella, and Hveragerði. All are located on the ring road. It is a favorite area for riding, fishing for salmon or trout, rafting, hiking, snorkeling, or just for sightseeing.

The Eastern South

Highlands, volcanoes, and glaciers appear to dominate the landscape when you visit the eastern south region of Iceland. Much younger landscapes are formed due to volcanic eruptions. This area looks very different and extraordinary. The eastern part of southern Iceland is the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier which has long covered the Katla volcano.

There isn't much farming found here. A few farms are in the mountains. This is because glacial floods can occur. You can see a vast expanse of black sand stretching from the highlands to the sea. The sand is a part of minerals from several types of glacial excavations that are sprayed and flowing during volcanic eruptions.

What happens when some glacial river water flows through this region? The answer is that they created the giant Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. In addition, there are also Sólheimajokull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers which have their own uniqueness. You can even bring a guide to climb the Mýrdalsjökull tongue.
Beautiful Mýrdalsjökull glaciers in Iceland
Mýrdalsjökull glaciers

If you want to see the original tradition of developments in Iceland then you can visit the museum in Skógar. In addition, Fímmvörðuháls, which is a famous hiking route on Iceland, crosses the area. In the southwest, there is also a beach called Reynisfjara, located in the village of Vik. This beach is very famous and spectacular in Iceland.

You can witness the beauty of the wide stretch of Reynisdrangar's black sand. The place is not far from Dýrholaey promontory. 

Reynisdrangar's black sand
Reynisdrangar's black sand

The farther east you can visit Vatnajökull National Park which has many highlands. Covering the north, east and south. This area is very beautiful. Skaftafell is also included in this section of the park.

What about the lagoon? Yes, you can find it with a trip not far from here. Iceland presents you the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Icebergs fill this deep lake.

Choose The Right Car Rental Services

Don't forget, to facilitate and give you comfort in driving, choose a quality vehicle rental service at the best price. You can choose whether to use 2 WD or 4 WD vehicles. Set your travel plan first whether it is a business trip, daily, or family vacation. In addition, stay careful on the trip and don't forget to keep caring and respect for the Icelandic nature. Save your money by always looking for discounts when renting a vehicle. Everything here is expensive, so this is wise. Hope you experience a pleasant vacation!

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