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Why stay in a hotel in South Iceland?

South Iceland is a region of unparalleled natural beauty, with stunning glaciers, waterfalls, and black sand beaches. Staying in a hotel in South Iceland allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in this breathtaking landscape while enjoying the convenience and comfort of modern amenities.

Hotels in South Iceland range from budget-friendly options to luxurious retreats with spa facilities and gourmet dining. Many hotels offer spectacular views of nearby natural wonders and during winter, it is a wonderful place to see the northern lights.

One of the main reasons to stay in South Iceland is the proximity to popular attractions, including the famous Golden Circle route and the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Choosing a hotel in this region allows visitors to easily explore these must-see destinations without the need for a long commute.

In addition to the natural wonders, South Iceland also boasts a rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore historic sites such as Skalholt, the bishopric of Iceland for centuries, and learn about Iceland's famous sagas, including Njal's Saga, which takes place in the region.

For those seeking adventure, South Iceland offers a variety of outdoor activities, from glacier hiking and ice cave exploration to horseback riding and river rafting.

Overall, staying in a hotel in South Iceland provides the perfect base for exploring this stunning region, with easy access to natural wonders, cultural sites, and outdoor activities. With a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and preferences, there is something for everyone in South Iceland.

Frequently asked questions

What part of South Iceland should I stay in?

When deciding where to stay in South Iceland, it's important to consider your travel plans and interests.
If you are interested in exploring the Golden Circle, you may want to stay in the town of Selfoss or nearby Hveragerdi.
If you are interested in glacier hiking or visiting the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, you may want to stay in the town of Vik or the nearby village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

What are the best hotels in South Iceland?

The best hotel in South Iceland is the Black Beach Suites, given a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars with over 660 reviews. The Black Beach Suites is a luxurious and convenient accommodation with contemporary decor and stunning sea views. Each unit has modern amenities, including private bathrooms and kitchenettes, as well as Free Wi-Fi.
We also recommend Magma Hotel, a beautifully designed hotel surrounded by Eldhraun lava fields and close to many of the region's main attractions, including glaciers, volcanoes, and canyons. The hotel offers 12 Nordic-style rooms with private patios and stunning views of the surrounding landscape, as well as on-site amenities such as a cozy bistro, free Wi-Fi, and communal board games and books.

What popular attractions are close to South Iceland?

South Iceland is home to a variety of popular attractions that draw visitors from around the world.
One of the most famous is the Golden Circle, which includes Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.
Other popular attractions in the region include the Reynisfjara black sand beach, the Skogafoss waterfall and Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.
South Iceland is also a great place to view the northern lights during the winter months, as it has minimal light pollution away from the cities and towns.
In addition to natural attractions, South Iceland offers a rich cultural experience. The region has a fascinating history and is home to numerous museums and cultural centers, such as the Skogar Museum and the Lava Centre.
Overall, South Iceland has something to offer for everyone, whether you are interested in outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply soaking in the stunning natural beauty of the region.

What is there to do in South Iceland?

South Iceland offers a wide range of activities and tours for visitors to enjoy.
Take this exhilarating snowmobiling tour on Eyjafjallajokull glacier and whizz over the mighty Eyjafjallajokull glacial volcano, while getting a spectacular view of Iceland's South Coast.
For an ultimate Icelandic experience, feel the chill of ice on this excellent 4-hour ice climbing & glacier hiking adventure on Solheimajokull.
Take a trip to one of the most photographed sites on Iceland’s South Coast on this comfortable shuttle to the DC-3 plane wreck on the black sand desert of Solheimasandur.
Explore ice caves, blue glaciers, and black sand beaches on this Katla Volcano ice caving & glacier hiking tour with a transfer from Vik.
Spend an exciting day hiking up a magnificent glacier and witness impressive ice formations on this glacier hiking tour in Skaftafell.
Get up close to the icebergs and cruise between beautiful ice formations on this affordable boat tour of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

What are the best hotels in southern Iceland for a romantic stay?

The south of Iceland is a romantic place where you will find the black sands of Reynisfjara beach, cliffs full of birds, snow-capped glaciers, and majestic waterfalls. If you want to spend a romantic time in the south of Iceland, we recommend you check out hotels such as Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon or Hotel Ranga. Everyone, regardless of their budget, will find the perfect hotel for a romantic getaway in the south of Iceland.

Do hotels in southern Iceland offer free parking, free WiFi and local breakfast?

Most good quality hotels in Iceland offer free parking, free WiFi, and breakfast is often included in the price of the reservation or as an additional option to choose. Hotels in southern Iceland offer these facilities to their guests, regardless of the season.

Should I stay at a hotel in the south of Iceland if I want to see the northern lights in the winter?

The northern lights are found all over Iceland, and you can admire them in different regions. The most important rule is to stay away from artificial city lights. Darkness helps in admiring the northern lights when the sky is clear.
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