Visit Southern Region

The Southern Region of Iceland is a unique destination for adventurers and sightseers alike. It's known for its dramatic landscapes, including glaciers, volcanic craters, black sand beaches, and more. The region is home to the two largest national parks in the country: Vatnajokull National Park and Skaftafell National Park.

One popular spot is Reynisfjara Beach, where visitors can explore the famous basalt sea stacks called Reynisdrangar. There are also a number of remarkable waterfalls in the area: Svartifoss waterfall in Vatnajokull National Park; Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss near Skogar; and Gullfoss Falls on the Hvita River.

Historically speaking, this region was once occupied by Vikings who settled there during the 9th century CE. This era left behind many artifacts that are now preserved at various sites such as Landnamabok (Book of Settlements) Visitor Centre at Thjorsardalur valley or Thjorsarver to learn more about their culture and history.