Information about South Shore

From Reykjanesta and the next 100 km onwards, the south shore is characterized by lava formations constantly battered by the wild ocean waves (‘brim’ in Icelandic). For the next 300 km after that the shore consists of sands with hardly any harbours.

South Shore

Along with the powerful brakers, there is rich birdlife in the lava shore area. As for the sand shores, despite the lack of harbours, people would set off for fishing there anyway, at tremendous risk and this would indeed often result in great losses of life.

Among excellent places for a hypnotizing view of the massive white brakers, that may reach tens of meters into the air, are Reykjanesta, Grindavik, Strandakirkja, Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri.

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Attractions nearby South Shore

DC3 Plane Wreck

The DC Plane Wreck is a famous site located within the black sand desert of Solheimasandur, South Iceland. The wreckage is a particularly beloved sp...

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Sólheimasandur

Solheimasandur is a vast area of sand and gravel along the south coast of Iceland, between the cliffs of the interior and the modern shoreline. It was...

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Skogar Museum - Skógarsafn

Photo from the Skógar Museum Skógar Museum is a cultural heritage museum in south Iceland. Located near one of the most popular waterf...

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Kvernufoss

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Kvernufoss is a waterfall with a drop of 30 metres (98 feet) in South Iceland. Considered a h...

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Skógar

Skogar, in South Iceland, is a popular destination for travelers. It has a population of about 20 people, features a regional museum and and is close ...

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Skógafoss

Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s biggest and most beautiful waterfalls with an astounding width of 25 meters (82 feet) and a drop of 60 me...

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Sólheimajökull

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of the mighty icecap of Mýrdalsjökull on the South Coast of Iceland. It is one of the mo...

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Seljavallalaug

 Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, photo by Johannes Martin. Seljavallalaug is an outdoor swimming pool in South Iceland, roughly 10 km east ...

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Þorvaldseyri

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by Matt Riggott Þorvaldseyri is a historic farm located beneath Iceland’s most famous volcano,...

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Magni

  Magni is one of the two youngest craters in Iceland, along with Modi. The craters are situated between glaciers Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjalla...

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Dyrhólaey

Dyrhólaey Peninsula is a 120-metre promenade famed for its staggering views of Iceland’s South Coast, as well as its historic lighthous...

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Móði

  Modi is one of the two youngest craters in Iceland, along with Magni. These two craters are situated between glaciers Myrdalsjokull and Eyjaf...

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Fimmvörðuháls

Fimmvorduhals is one of Iceland's most popular hiking trails. It made the world news when the Eyjafjallajokull eruption started there in 2010. T...

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Eyjafjallajökull

The glacier volcano of Eyjafjallajökull is notorious the world over for causing havoc to air travel in 2010, and stumping television anchors ev...

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Gígjökull

Gigjokull is one of two glacier outlets from the glacier volcano Eyjafjallajokull, the other being Steinholtsjokull. The 2010 Eyjafjallajokull erupt...

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Reynisfjall

Reynisfjall is a tuff mountain on the South Coast of Iceland, which is 5 kilometres long, 800 metres (2625 ft) wide and 340 metres (1115 ft) tall at i...

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Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í M&y...

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Reynisdrangar

Reynisdrangar are impressive rock formations situated near the shore of Reynisfjara beach by the coastal village Vík on the South Coast of Ic...

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Þórsmörk

Nestled between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull is Þórsmörk, the Valley o...

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Vík í Mýrdal

Vík í Mýdral, or just Vík, is the southernmost village on the Icelandic mainland, located 186 kilometres (110 miles) fro...

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Tours near South Shore

8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip......

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Day Tour to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Join the adventure on this magical South Coast tour to the majestic icebergs of Jökulsárlón......

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Solheimajokull Glacier Hiking and South Coast Tour | Easy Difficulty

Climb upon Sólheimajokull glacier and witness the amazing South Coast of Iceland on this......

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Svinafellsjokull Glacier Hiking Tour

Add an exciting twist to your vacation with a fun and easy hike across the ice cap of......

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South Shore Tour | Small Group Size

Jump aboard a minibus for an exploration of the waterfalls, black sand beaches, and glaciers......

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Northern Lights and Solheimajokull Glacier Hike | Easy Difficulty

Ascend an ice cap, eat a traditional Icelandic meal, and hunt for the Northern Lights in this......

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Solheimajokull Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing | Medium Difficulty

Join this exciting glacier walk with an introduction to ice climbing on the breathtaking......

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Walk Through Ice and Fire | Glacier Hiking and Hot Springs | Medium Difficulty

Explore the land of Ice and Fire on this small-group day tour from Reykjavík. You will hike......

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2 Day South Coast Adventure | Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with Glacier Hike

Join this two-day tour to see the beautiful Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and hike on an outlet......

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Thorsmork Super Jeep Day Tour

Explore a valley hidden between three glaciers on this exhilarating Super Jeep tour to Þórsmörk.......

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South Coast day tour | Waterfalls, glacier hiking, and ice climbing

Jump aboard, for an immersive day tour of Iceland’s incredible South Coast. Combine sightseeing,......

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South Coast Waterfalls and Black Beach by Minibus

Join this exciting and intimate Minibus tour exploring the majestic waterfalls and black sand......

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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Westman Islands, Puffin Tour & Whale Watching

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South Coast & Paragliding | Adventure Day Tour in a Super Jeep

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South Coast | Private Day Tour: Glacier trips extra

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The Northern Lights in Comfort | Luxury Minibus Tour

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South Coast | Fire & Ice - Glacier Hike, LAVA Volcano Centre, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

Find out first hand why Iceland is nicknamed the Land of Ice and Fire, with this exciting day on......

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9-Hour Day Tour to Seljalandsfoss & Thorsmork Valley

Step right up for this tour of one of the most beautiful, untouched wilds of Iceland, the valley......

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Geothermal Helicopter Tour | Glymur Waterfall & Thingvellir National Park

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6 Day Summer Self-Drive | Hidden Gems under the Midnight Sun

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The South Coast | Maximum Group Size of 4

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West and South Iceland Day Tour | History, Culture and Nature

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Black Beach RIB Boat Trip

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Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon and Fagrifoss Waterfall| South Iceland Super Jeep Adventure

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Private Super Jeep Tour | Tailored to Your Interests

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Northern Lights Hunting on Eyjafjallajokull Glacier | Super Jeep Tour

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Anywhere in Twelve Hours | Private Super Jeep Excursion

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10 Day Summer Self-Drive in Iceland | Explore the Best Ring Road Attractions in Depth

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Lava ATV Tour from Thorlakshofn

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The Wonders of South Iceland Sightseeing Flight

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Paragliding Tandem Flight in Vik

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Eight Hours in Iceland | Customise Your Private Tour in a new Mercedes Benz V-class luxury minivan

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12-Hour Landmannalaugar Tour & Hot Springs

Take a day of your Icelandic vacation to explore Landmannalaugar and Hrauneyjar, at the edge of......

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Full Day Tour to Vatnajokull | Snowmobiling and Sightseeing

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Under The Volcano | Super Jeep Tour from Vik

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Black Beach Bird-Watching Tour

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Golden Circle Under The Midnight Sun | Sightseeing Tour

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4-Day Northern Lights Adventure | South Coast with Glacier Hike

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Waterfalls and Volcano Adventure | South Coast Super Jeep Tour

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