The South of Iceland is home to the country´s most famous and visited attractions. With black sand beaches, numerous glacial rivers and basalt columns emerging from the sea, the region has a coastline like no other. The towns dotted along the coast are famous for their fresh seafood and restaurant culture.
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Gullfoss, Geysir and so much more
From spectacular waterfalls, to gigantic glaciers, the South has it all. The famous Golden Circle route that connects the World heritage site at Þingvellir with Gullfoss and Geysir is in the south and is simply a must-see for all visitors to Iceland.
As you travel further east along the coast you will find more sites that will render you speechless. Skogafoss waterfall, the Vatnjökull glacier and the Jökulsarlon Glacial lagoon are but just a few of the natural wonders to be found here.
The South is rich in history and culture. The area provides the setting for many of the famous events in the Sagas, and there are a number of museums and cultural centres that provide testimony to this.
Travel Guide Iceland – Reykjavík