Best Places to See in South Iceland

Reynisfyara

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The unmissable Reynisdranger basalt stacks dominate the skyline and ocean views. For the best photo opportunities of these iconic landmarks, try arriving at sunrise — you’ll most likely have the entire beach to yourself.

Vik

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The charming village of Vik is nestled between the Myrdalsjokull Glacier and Reynisfjara Beach. This quaint little town has become an iconic landmark on the south coast of Iceland — largely due to its unbelievably beautiful church with a bright red roof resting atop a grassy hill overlooking the sea.

Seljalandsfoss

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You can do a complete walk around the waterfall. You can go behind, next to, and in front of this magical body of water. It’s also a mere 122 km (76 miles) from Reykjavik, which makes this a fantastic day outing.

Diamond Beach

If there was ever an example of nature’s dazzling beauty at its finest, it’s Diamond Beach along the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. As one of Iceland’s many black sand beaches, it’s a must-visit for every first-time traveler.

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Of all the glacier lagoons in Iceland, Jökulsárlón is the most popular, and for a good reason.

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Skógafoss Waterfall

With a width of 82 feet (25 meters) and a deep plunge of 196 feet (60 meters), it’s no wonder Skógafoss is the leading attraction of Iceland.

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