Adventures in South Iceland

Iceland is full of amazing landscapes that attract visitors from all around the world. There are a lot of opportunities for adventure and exploration. Even though the country is wonderful, South Iceland is said to be more tourist-friendly and accessible when compared to North Iceland.

Adventures South Iceland offers

Whale watching Adventures South Iceland Reykjavik

Ensure that you don’t miss out on the gorgeous whales that Reykjavik has. Whales are the largest creatures on planet Earth and the best time to see them is during the summer season. This is the time when visitors have the chance to watch the White-beaked dolphins, the Minke whales, and even the Humpback whales.

Diving between two continents in Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park is a location that one shouldn’t miss as this is the place where you get to witness the boundary between two continents. The Silfra Fissure is a special place for snorkeling and diving between the two continents, namely North America and Eurasia. Silfra is situated at the center of the national park. One can witness the division of the two continents while diving or snorkeling.

Relaxing in the hot river above Hveragerdi

Do visit Hveragerdi, a small Icelandic town where the hot river passes through the valley. Hot rivers are hard to find, but you have the chance to take a bath in this hot river called “Varmá.” Hike your way through the green valleys and geysers to make it to the hot river. It provides you with once in lifetime experience as you bathe in it.

HikingAdventures South Iceland

  • Hiking through the colorful highlands of Landmannalaugar-The best option to uncover Landmannalaugar is to go along the Laugavegur trail from the hot springs region. Landmannalaugar is popular for its wide range of landscapes that are covered in an incredible 55 kms track. This track or trail is usually finished in around 2 to 4 days with possible stops at Álftavatn, Hrafntinnusker, Hvanngil, and Emstrur. Landmannalaugar can be reached reachable by bus or car during the summer season.
  • Hiking the Fimmvorduhals trail between Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjokul Glacier-One of the very popular trails in Iceland is the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail (around 24 – 30 kms). This path provides you with a challenging trek in versatile terrain along with fantastic sights of the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve and the Southern Coast of Iceland. This trail passes in between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökul glacier, then goes towards the lava fields from the other part of Þórsmörk.

Swimming under a volcano in Seljavallalaug, Iceland’s “secret pool.”

Seljavallalaug is a sheltered outdoor pool (25 meters) in South Iceland. This pool was constructed in the year 1923, and it is referred to as “Iceland’s secret swimming pool.”Seljavallalaug can be reached by a 15-minute hike from Iceland’s Road 1. The pool can be found on the map, under the well-known Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The perfect period to swim is between May and September.

Exploring the hidden Gljúfrabúi Waterfall

The hidden waterfall known as Gljúfrabúi happens to be the neighbor of the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall. There is absolutely no reason to miss the Gljúfrabúi waterfall as it is hiding behind a huge cliff. Gljúfrabúi is 40 meters high and can be noticed in its entire splendor by crossing a small river and then climbing up the cliff. Gljúfrabúi can be reached from the same road as the Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Glacier walk on Solheimajokul Glacier

The glacier walks on Sólheimajökull glacier is probably the coolest walk on the southern island. Sólheimajökull is neighbor to one of the largest glaciers in Europe called Mýrdalsjökull. This glacier walk is for individuals who are ready to take their adventure to the next level. You are going to be advised by an experienced guide during the entire trip on the glacier. All the required equipment will be handed to you at the meeting point.

Tandem paragliding Adventures South Iceland over the beautiful village of Vik

The small town called Vik i Myrdal is regarded as the most attractive and secure place in Iceland. Vik is enclosed by various mountains and hills, the trembling ocean, black beaches, and a wide variety of bird species.

Ice cave tour at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

The ice cave tour in Jokulsarlon will enable an individual to discover the hidden chambers nearby Vatnajökull glacier. These ice caves are rare to occur naturally and remain for a short period of time. The ideal time to opt for a cave tour is between October and March.


Adventures South Iceland offers give you several opportunities like hiking, cave touring, paragliding and so on. Do not miss them, visit Iceland.

Leave a Reply