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South Region

4.4
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Beaches
Home to some of the country's most striking scenery and richest history, it is no surprise that Iceland's South Region ranks as one of its popular tourist destinations. The centers of medieval power and picturesque rural areas are a big draw, but few sights can complete with the region's national park. Its waterfalls, glaciers, and geological wonders have served as the dramatic setting for some of Iceland's best known sagas. Make sure to sample some local ingredients from the region, as the western part of South Iceland is considered its agricultural heartland, with especially good dairy products. Add South Region and other destinations to your itinerary using our Iceland day trip planning site, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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Places to visit in South Region

Regions of South Region

Popular things to do in South Region

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Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls Blaskogabyggd
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
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World heritage site
Thingvellir National Park Thingvellir
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Hot Spring
Strokkur Geysir
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Waterfall
Skogafoss Skogar
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in South Region

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Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall Hella
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Kerið Selfoss
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Dyrhólaey Vik
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Volcano
Icelandic Lava Show Vik
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in South Region

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Beach
Black Sand Beach Vik
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Reynisfjara Beach Vik
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Water / Amusement Park
Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool Thorlakshofn
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Science Museum
Ljosafoss Power Station Selfoss
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in South Region

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Geologic Formation
Sólheimajökulll Vik
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Thermal Spa
Krauma Reykholt
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Hot Spring
Geysir Haukadalur
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Hot Spring
Haukadalur Blaskogabyggd
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in South Region

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History Museum
The Cave People Laugarvatn
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Natural History Museum
Lava Centre Hvolsvollur
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Gallery Floi Selfoss
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Museum
LA Art Museum - Listasafn Arnesinga Hveragerdi
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in South Region

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Religious Site
Reyniskyrka Church Vik
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Strandarkirkja Thorlakshofn
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar Kirkjubaejarklaustur
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Selfosskirkja Selfoss
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min