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Hidden Wonders
Discover the beauty and wonders hiding beneath the surface as you venture into the depths of Iceland's caves
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Why people love South Iceland

It is strongly recommended to participate in this itinerary for global warming. I don’t know when the glaciers will collapse. Every year, the blue ice caves are presented in different places in different places. Although you can go on your own, it’s hard to be true without professional guidance Enjoy in it
It is strongly recommended to participate in this itinerary for global warming. I don’t know when the glaciers will collapse. Every year, the blue ice caves are presented in different places in different places. Although you can go on your own, it’s hard to be true without professional guidance Enjoy in it

Top sights in South Iceland

With its mix of icy glaciers, rugged mountains, volcanic foothills, and green meadows, South Iceland offers travelers memorable landscapes and unforgettable experiences. In South Iceland, you can easily lose track of time as you explore and discover its natural wonders like the Sólheimajökull glacier, the Fjaðrárgljúfur river canyon, and the Katla volcano. Though you’ll spend much of your visit in the outdoors, you should also stop by the nearby towns to get to know the locals, who will be more than happy to help you find the best things to do in South Iceland.

Thingvellir National Park

Located northeast of Reykjavik, Thingvellir National Park is where the Vikings created the world’s first democratic parliament, making it one of Iceland’s most historically-significant sites. Check out the spectacular view of the park from the visitor center before you start hiking through the valley, created by the meeting of the Eurasia and North American Continental plates. At the park, you’ll see a variety of geological features such as rivers and waterfalls, as well as historical artifacts like stone foundations of ancient structures. Snorkeling and diving sites are also available at this natural park.
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Gullfoss Falls

Situated on a 90-degree bend along the Hvitá River, the iconic Gullfoss Falls is a majestic sight to witness! One of the most popular attractions in South Iceland, both locals and tourists visit to watch the sheer force of the water as it tumbles down into the canyon. On sunny days, the spray of the water can even create a rainbow or two, making it an even more magical experience! It is recommended to wear a raincoat if you plan on getting near the water and warm clothes to protect yourself from the cold, especially on windy days.
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Seljalandsfoss

The tall and breathtaking Seljalandsfoss waterfall stands out from the surrounding scenery, making it easy to spot as you approach it from the Ring Road. Once you finally arrive, marvel in awe at the sight of the water, which originates from a glacier, plummets from a height of 200 feet. Nearby is a cave that is best visited in the afternoon, when you can watch the sunset paint the falls a wonderful orange color. Bring a waterproof raincoat or poncho and boots during your trip to the falls - otherwise, you’ll wind up drenched from head to toe!
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Skógafoss

This 62-meter high waterfall on the Skóga River, which marks Iceland’s former coastline before it receded seaward throughout the years, can be seen from two different perspectives: from the foot of the falls that’s shrouded in mist that create the occasional rainbow or from the viewpoint above, accessible after climbing a set of stairs. If you’re going to the foot of the falls, remember to bring a waterproof raincoat! Camping spots and a hiking trail can also be accessed directly from the waterfalls by outdoor enthusiasts.
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