Information about South Shore

Reynisfjara is a beautiful example of a beach on the South Shore.

The South Shore refers to the southern coastline of Iceland and it is one of the country’s most popular sightseeing routes.

The South Shore is most often referred to as the South Coast, and it has a wealth of attractions to draw visitors. Waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss face out towards it, as do glacier tongues unfolding from Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull.

The beaches of the South Shore are beautiful, and renowned for their powerful breaker waves and notorious sneaker waves. While the former are incredibly beautiful from a distance, the latter can be very dangerous.

This is especially the case at Reynisfjara. This beach is stunning, with black volcanic sands and dramatic lava formations in the form of the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. However, visitors must heed the warning signs and stay away well away from the water, due to the fact that sneaker waves have swept many out to sea here before.

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Attractions nearby South Shore

DC3 Plane Wreck

The DC Plane Wreck is a famous site located in South Iceland, its rusting shell laying on haunting black sands. The wreckage is a particularly belov...

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Sólheimasandur

Sólheimasandur is a vast area of sand and gravel along the South Coast of Iceland, between the cliffs of the interior and the modern shoreli...

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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

Skógar, in South Iceland, is a tiny village and popular stop for travellers. It has a population of about 20 people, features a regional muse...

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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 ten kilomet...

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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 newest craters in Iceland, alongside its neighbour Móði. Formation of Magni Magni was created during the 2010 erupt...

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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

Flickr, Photo by Pavel Karafiet Móði, along with its neighbour Magni, is one of the two newest craters in Iceland. Formation of Mó...

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Fimmvörðuháls

Fimmvörðuháls Pass is one of Iceland's most popular hiking trails. It made the world news when the Eyjafjallajökull eruptio...

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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

  Gígjökull is one of the two glacier outlets of Eyjafjallajökull. The other is Steinholtsjökull. Eyjafjallajökull...

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Reynisfjall

  Reynisfjall is a tuff mountain on the South Coast of Iceland. It is five kilometres (three miles) long, 800 metres (2625 ft) wide and 340 metr...

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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 &iac...

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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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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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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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Tours near South Shore

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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The Northern Lights in Comfort | Luxury Minibus Tour

Don't miss your opportunity to join this brilliant Northern Lights hunting tour, travelling by......

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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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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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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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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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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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South Coast: Fire & Ice | Glacier Hike, LAVA Volcano Centre Exhibition, Waterfalls & Black Beach

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

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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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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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South Coast | Private Day Tour: Glacier trips extra

Book this tour of the South Coast to discover Iceland's lowland areas, diverse landscapes......

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

Come along on this exciting tour in a small minibus to explore historical, cultural and natural......

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Geothermal Helicopter Tour | Glymur Waterfall & Thingvellir National Park

Join this tour for a flyover of the geothermal wonders which power the nation. This tour is for......

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Helicopter Tour | Eyjafjallajokull Glacier & Fimmvorduhals

Jump into a helicopter to see Iceland from above, including the very volcano which made the......

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Private Super Jeep Tour | Tailored to Your Interests

Travel the country at your own pace on this luxurious private Super Jeep tour. Tailor the......

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Paragliding Tandem Flight in Vik

Take to the skies with a thrilling tandem paraglide ride over the South Coast of Iceland. This......

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The South Coast | Maximum Group Size of 4

Join this South Coast tour for breathtaking views of glaciers, black sand coastline and lava......

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Northern Lights Hunting on Eyjafjallajokull Glacier | Super Jeep Tour

Come along on this adventurous Northern Lights hunt on top of Iceland's most infamous glacier;......

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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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Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon and Fagrifoss Waterfall| South Iceland Super Jeep Adventure

Amazing Super Jeep tour. See the breathtaking Fjaðrárgjlúfur Canyon and the beautiful Fagrifoss......

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Anywhere in Twelve Hours | Private Super Jeep Excursion

Explore Iceland in depth, in your own time, and on your own terms, on this Super Jeep tour to......

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The Wonders of South Iceland Sightseeing Flight

Take this flight-seeing tour over the gorgeous South Coast of Iceland and see for yourself some......

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Under The Volcano | Super Jeep Tour from Vik

Explore the incredible world of Iceland's glaciers and volcanoes. On this tour, you'll have an......

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Lava ATV Tour from Thorlakshofn

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

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

Join this incredible 4-day Super Jeep tour exploring the Valley of Þórsmörk where you will......

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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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South Coast Day Tour for Cruise Ships

Make the most of a day in Iceland with this immersive exploration of the South Coast. This tour......

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Full Day Tour to Vatnajokull | Snowmobiling and Sightseeing

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Golden Circle Under The Midnight Sun | Sightseeing Tour

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Black Beach Bird-Watching Tour

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The Power Challenge Circle Tour | Kayaking in South Iceland

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

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Robinson Crusoe Kayaking | Guideless Kayaking near Stokkseyri

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