Kirkjubæjarklaustur is a small village in South Iceland, half way between the two main attractions on the south coast: the beautiful black sand beach at Vík and the famous Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon with its fabulous Diamond Beach.
Höfn, also known as Höfn í Hornafirði, is quite an important center for tourists who travel around Iceland’s ring road. After driving through the desolate south coast, or the barely populated areas in the East Fjords, arriving in Höfn truly feels like entering a metropolis. It sits on the shores of the breathtaking Hornafjörður, in the shadows of the largest ice cap in Europe, the majestic Vatnajökull.
The South Coast probably has the most stunning and awe inspiring landscapes in Iceland. The largest glaciers, most famous volcanoes, most dramatic cliffs and beautiful waterfalls combine to make up extremely varied landscapes which are only a few hours’ driving distance from Reykjavík.
Svartifoss is one of the most incredible and glorious waterfalls in Iceland - its name literally means ‘the Black Waterfall’. The narrow and extremely elegant cascade drops 20 m (65 ft) from a crescent-shaped cliff, composed of magnificent hexagonal black basalt columns. Read all about Svartifoss, how to get there and a few other things to do around Skaftafell.
List of the top 10 waterfalls in the south of Iceland.
Iceland is known for its abundance of waterfalls. Driving around Iceland, you will find waterfalls of all shapes and size. Some are tiny and hidden in the rocks while others are extremely powerful and hard to miss. What better way to spend your day in the south of Iceland than chasing magnificent waterfalls down the coast. We've prepared a list our favorite south coast waterfalls to help you choose the best out of all the amazing choices.
Hiking on a glacier sounds a like a chilly activity but, as surprising as it might be, it can be sweatier than you’d think. Dressing according to the weather is crucial and choosing the right fabric is key. But what do we mean by all this? Let us help you to prepare for your adventure!
Glacier hiking and exploring ice caves are among the most amazing and fun adventures you can have in Iceland. Imagine the unique, exciting and adventurous experience of trekking across an ice cap, or exploring an ice cave in a glittering glacier as stunning blue/white ice surrounds you, or even the challenge of ice climbing!
Ice caves are an everchanging natural phenomenon with fascinating ice formation and colors. Standing in a stunning ice cave within a great glacier you will feel you have gone right to the heart of this land of fire and ice. See the light pouring through fabulous transparent ice and the glorious vibrant blues swirling around you at the Crystal Ice Cave in the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. All of Iceland´s ice caves are spellbinding beauties, each one is different and every one is an incredibly precious jewel of nature.
If you want to be left gasping in wordless wonder you have to see Jökulsárlón and the incredible black sands of the Diamond Beach. The enormous ice lagoon at the edge of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is filled with the huge icebergs, these opalescent giants break away from the retreating glacier. Each iceberg is a shimmering and totally unique natural ice sculpture. You will see blue ice, sometimes amazingly bright blue hues contrasting sensationally against Arctic whiteness.
It does not matter how much you travel in Iceland, you simply cannot have enough of it. There are innumerable wonders to take in and a plethora of remarkable summits to climb – everything an adventure-seeking hiker can ask for. If you are one of such adventurers, then the Skaftafell national park is for you,...