Deciding to go on a trip to South Coast of Iceland will be like opening doors to one of the most exquisite natural sights on the planet. Between roaring waterfalls, otherworldly lagoons and black sand beaches, this famed Icelandic region will treat your eyes to landscapes like you’ve never seen before. Due to high concentration of geological attractions, holidays in South Coast will be an ideal place to start exploring the immensity of Iceland’s jaw-dropping natural canvas.
- Lying at the heart of Golden Circle, Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most majestic waterfalls. The awe-inspiring two-stage fall drops from a height of 32 meters into a dramatic narrow canyon.
- Jökulsárlón is the country’s deepest and most stunning glacier lagoon. Because of its surreal beauty, it has been used as a filming location for numerous Hollywood movies.
- Reynisfjara is the name of the iconic black sand beach the stretches south-west from the village of Vík. The volcanic beach features mesmerizing black grains, basalt columns and other intriguing rock formations.
- Nestled in the Haukadalur Valley, Geysir is Iceland’s most famous hot spring area. If you’re lucky, you just might get to witness the jets of boiling water as they gush from the ground.
- Since public transport in Iceland isn’t massively developed, the most convenient way to explore the South Coast is by car. However, there are tour buses that operate to major attractions; most of them can be found in Reykjavik. Check out our guide on some of the best car rentals in Iceland.
- July and August are Iceland’s warmest months and most tourists visit the South Coast during this period. Winters offer the opportunity to view the magnificent aurora borealis; however, the temperatures can get brutal, days are extremely short and access to certain attractions may be restricted.
- The Golden Circle is one of the most popular tourist routes for exploring southern Iceland. The 300-kilometer-long stretch of road gives easy access to numerous mountains, geysers and waterfalls. Have a look at our selection of Golden Circle Tours.
Iceland has seasonal weather, please do read our guide on the best time to visit Iceland before planning your vacation. If you are looking for more, then please take a look at our Iceland Travel Guide.