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.

Services near South Shore

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Attractions nearby South Shore

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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Skriðuklaustur

Skriduklaustur is a culture and learning institute in the valley of Fljotsdalur in East Iceland. It is a historical site and home to the Gunnar instit...

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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

  Skogafoss is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls of the island with an astounding width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters...

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Sólheimajökull

Solheimajokull is a beautiful outlet glacier of the Myrdalsjokull icecap. Solheimajokull is a rugged glacial tounge riddled with crevasses and specta...

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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

  The 120 meter high promontory Dyrholaey is the southernmost part of the mainland, only a short drive south of the Ring Road. It offers a ...

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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 2...

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Eyjafjallajökull

  The glacier volcano of Eyjafjallajokull (1651 m) is located at the borders of the South Icelandic highlands. It featured prominently in world ...

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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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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 rock formations situated near the shore of Reynisfjara beach by the coastal village Vík í Mýrdalur on the Sou...

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Vík i Mýrdal

Vik in Myrdalur valley is the southernmost village on the Icelandic mainland, located 186 km from the capital Reykjavik. Vik is important as a ...

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Stakkholtsgjá

  Stakkholtsgja is an up to 100 meters deep and  2 kilometers long canyon in South Iceland. The canyon is located near the entrance to Tho...

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South Coast

The South Coast of Iceland is the country's most visited sightseeing route, along with the Golden Circle.  The famed South Coast shoreline...

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Mýrdalsjökull

  Myrdalsjokull is a glacier in the south of the Icelandic highlands. It is the country's fourth largest glacier,  covering nearly 600 ...

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Þórsmörk

Nestled between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull is Þórsmörk (Thor's V...

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Katla volcano

Katla (meaning “Kettle”) is one of Iceland's largest and most active volcanos. Situated in south Iceland, Katla is partially buried un...

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Katla

Katla is an active volcano situated under the glacier Myrdalsjokull in South Iceland. It is one of Iceland's most well known volcanoes. Katla&...

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Tours near South Shore

Glacier Hiking Tour on Solheimajokull

Glacier hiking tour on Solheimajokull This popular glacier day trip takes you to the magnificent......

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Small Group Vatnajokull Glacier Hike & Glacier Lagoon Tour From Reykjavik

Go hiking on Europe's largest glacier, the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier, and visit the picturistic......

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South Shore Tour and Glacier Hiking

South Iceland safari with glacier hiking Journey through the south coast of Iceland on a super......

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South Iceland Tour with Caving in Leidarendi

South Iceland safari and lava caving tour Super jeep safari trough South Iceland with lava......

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Golden Circle Snowmobile Tour

Go snowmobiling and visit the big three of Icelandic natural attractions: Thingvellir National......

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Golden Circle Tour on Monster Truck with Snowmobiling

Golden circle tour with Snowmobiling This Golden Circle with snowmobiling tour takes you to the......

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South Shore Tour with Glacier Hike

Glacier hiking in South Iceland This is one of the most popular glacier day tours in Iceland,......

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Golden Circle Tour with Snowmobiling Trip

Golden Circle safari and snowmobile tour This easy end enjoyable tour brings you to the 'big......

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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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8 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & The Golden Circle

Book this tour for eight incredible days in the Land of Ice and Fire. This self-drive excursion......

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The Wonders of South Iceland Sightseeing Flight

Take this flight over the south coast of Iceland, a truly magical area. The coastline is filled......

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Airplane Tour Over Skeiðarársandur Black Sands & Skeiðarárjökull Glacier

See Iceland’s natural wonders from a bird’s eye view - this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.......

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Amazing South Coast ​| Day Tour to the Waterfalls and Glaciers

Grab your coat and come along on this minibus tour of the south coast of Iceland. Fill your day......

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South Shore Tour in a Small Group

Get ready to explore the majestic South Shore, mainly popular because of two magnificent......

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Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing | Medium Difficulty

A glacier walk with introduction to ice climbing On this glacier adventure we combine our......

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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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Small Group South Iceland Tour

Join us for a south coast sightseeing – A great day tour from Reykjavík with a small group......

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Skaftafell Flight and Local Guide Glacier Experience

Experience two wonders in one: a flightseeing tour above this incredible land and a trip onto......

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South Coast Waterfalls and Black beach by Minibus

At this point, there is lots of decisions behind you. You’ve choosen the right flight and......

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Private Superjeep Tour | Tailored to your Interests

Travel the country at your own pace on this luxurious super jeep tour. Tailor the itinerary to......

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Thorsmork Superjeep Day Tour

Explore a valley hidden between three glaciers on this exhilarating super jeep tour to Þórsmörk.......

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Iceland Classic Set private tour

Iceland classic set is a short private tour which includes two most popular day tours and......

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Lava ATV Tour from Þorlákshöfn

Join this splendid three-hour ATV Tour where you head into the lava fields by Þorlákshöfn. You......

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Black Beach Bird-Watching Tour

Embark on a bird-watching adventure out on the open waters, on this two hour RIB boat tour of......

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Black Beach RIB Boat Trip

Join this RIB Speed Boat Tour of the black beaches of the south coast of Iceland. This coastline......

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