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#1 of 145 things to do in South Region
Wow wow wow this was just breathtaking the waterfall is amazing you cannot our into words how beautiful this is in person it’s like something out of a nature programme It’s so dramatic and amazing to experience
The Golden Circle tour gets its name from the rainbows above the Gullfoss waterfalls (I quote our tour guide) and yes with the amount of water coming over the falls, the spray and a brilliant sunny day there are p...
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#2 of 145 things to do in South Region
Parking is on the left side and you need to walk a little bit up to the edge of a cliff to view both waterfalls and the view of the canyon.
One just has to be careful, take it easy, stop and re assess if in doubt, check car clearance to avoid the rough sections of the road, take your time, keep a good distance from other cars and you will get there.
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#3 of 145 things to do in South Region
It is a very beautiful waterfall and if you walk upp the staircase and continue walking along the track you will experiance some really nice and peacefull nature with amazing views
The best part was the fantastic beautiful hiking trail on top of the mountain, that took us a long a roaring river that ended at another great waterfall.
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#4 of 145 things to do in South Region
If you are able to balance along them, using the cliff wall on one side if necessary, and squeeze around the other tourists coming in the opposite direction, you will be rewarded with an amazing waterfall hidden f...
This one is a gem - the nearby falls at Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss may be more well known but I enjoyed this one the most being able to get right inside the cave to be all around the water.
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#5 of 145 things to do in South Region
Awesome day exploring Sólheimajökull with Icelandic Mountain Guides and expert guide, Michal Z. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting southern Iceland!
It was an amazing experience to walk around this beautiful glacier!! Our guide Pepe was very cool, funny and passionate!! it was a real pleasure to do this walk with him and share his passion for the glacier and t...
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#6 of 145 things to do in South Region
This is a wonderful trek over moderate terrain that can be completed in as quickly as two days - for the super-fit and ambitious - or three to five for those who are taking their time and enjoying the gorgeous sce...
On the restaurant front, we really enjoyed the meals at Volcano Hut in Thorsmork at the end of our trip - 4,500 ISK for dinner buffet with soups, salads and mains (wine and beer also available); breakfast also buf...
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon

#7 of 145 things to do in South Region
Walk along both side of the canyon and make sure you walk under - the water is crystal clear and it is an amazing view Just be careful on the narrow cliffs, this made me nervous so have good shoes and watch where...
Stumbled on this short walk after quick conversation with a restaurant staff person - so glad we went, easy and quick drive off the main road, easy walk, stunning views.
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#8 of 145 things to do in South Region
... & Beaches Day Trip).....Loved this stop at Reynisfjara’s beautiful black sand beach with the spectacular Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt!! Mother Nature at her best!!! Wonderful vistas!! Enjoy!!
This beach has a little bit of everything; there are pillars in the water, columns on the beach that you can climb, and a cave that shields you from the rain/wind & makes an awesome backdrop for photos.
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#10 of 145 things to do in South Region
Stunning nature and a great variety in the scenery with lava fields and different mountains.
Highly recommend this day detour if you're feeling a little more adventurous and want to get away from the crowds of tourists.
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#11 of 145 things to do in South Region
Incredible and spectacular waterfalls near the main road 1. Easy to get there, beautiful waterfall and the most amazing part is that you can walk right behind the waterfall.
... and at the very end is a breathtaking hidden gem - channel your inner Indiana Jones and take the stepping stones or wade in the river into the cave/ravine at the end of the path, where you'll find Gljúfrabúi!
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#12 of 145 things to do in South Region
The basalt column formations are amazing - they remind me of Fingal's Cave in Scotland or Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland - and of course the amazing rock formations just off the coast around the bend are a m...
However this one is very special & unique with the huge lava caves, and the column formations make for some great family photos!!! Very peaceful & beautiful beach with so much to check out on shore!
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#14 of 145 things to do in South Region
Iceland doesn’t have a lot except beautiful expanses ”endless sky, amazing sunsets”, extraordinary beauty”waterfalls, black sand beaches, geysers”, perfect relaxation”hot springs, warm pools, hot tubs, great after...
Along this campground trail you visit, pingvellir National Park, Oxararfoss waterfall, Haukadalur and its Geyser and thermal pools, Gullfoss waterfall, Kerio Crater Lake and Seljalandsfoss waterfall falls.
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#17 of 145 things to do in South Region
... take pictures of puffins very close to you, see the Reynisfjara beach, but also a huge unspoilt black sand beach on the other side of the cliff, as well as amazing rock formations with very interesting shapes.
Driving here requires a short detour from the main south coast road and although the road is perfectly accessible across a causeway by 2wd in summer months, it adds around 30 minutes travelling time to Reynisfjara...
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#18 of 145 things to do in South Region
The walk to the hot springs is quite a strenuous upward path (take proper shoes) but definitely worth it for the sights along the way and the warm water river bathing at the top (really keen hikers can go further...
The trail offers really great views, while walking past waterfalls, cliffs, boiling water springs surrounded by snow, and in the end you are treated to a dip in the warm waters of the river (about 50 min hike from...
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#19 of 145 things to do in South Region
Amazing Myrdalshreppur glacier walks, see such a big figures of ice, beautiful colors thanks to a sunny day, unbelievable, also the snowmobile tour another amazing experience.
Then, equipped with crampons and helmets (I had also rented walking poles) we set off on foot for a short but adventurous hike to the glacier.
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#21 of 145 things to do in South Region
Great walking in all seasons through beautiful scenery to be rewarded with a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs.
It is about a 2-3 mile hike (easy hiking/gravel path) to the part of the river where people can go in and relax in the warm river water.


#22 of 145 things to do in South Region
I have always take geysers for granite as I am from US, and we have Old Faithful, but it is amazing to realize that only 5 countries have geysers, Russia, Chile, US, Iceland and New Zealand.
After visiting the Þingvellir National Park and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, I headed further into south-west Iceland, to visit Geysir, a famous hot spring in the geothermal area of Haukadalur Valley.
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#25 of 145 things to do in South Region
It’s one of those places that you either love it or hate (very marmite) it depending on your outlook on nature and how beautiful and wondrous she is xx in the heavy snow there was areas of sloppiness but overall w...
The hot springs of different shapes and sizes are amazing, the Strokkur geysir was erupting every 4 minutes, the weather was nice and sunny.
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#29 of 145 things to do in South Region
A 1 Hour Tour on the glacier and a visit to an ice cave, a hot coco after the Tour and a great drive to the glacier will blow you away.
Snowmobiling across the glacier was fun but the secret ice cave we were taken to was awesome.
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Heimaey Island
#30 of 145 things to do in South Region
Great hiking extremely rewarding views
Amazing views.
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#37 of 145 things to do in South Region
... fabulous (the Westman Islands, Eyjafjallajökull, Tindfjallajökull and Hekla) The caving experience is really enjoyable and everything is very well done highlighting the beauty of the caves formations and colours.
Great guide explaining formation, history and all other the facets of the lava tunnel.
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#51 of 145 things to do in South Region
Open: 15th May to 30th of October TIPS:- Skip the hike, join a tour that takes you to the plane, 2 hours walking in the same terrain isn’t as much fun.
It may be busy with other tourists but if you're lucky it will be empty (like with me ) The pictures you can take as well as the rare experience of exploring an abandoned plane wreckage is what make this a must...
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Arnarker Cave

#78 of 145 things to do in South Region
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