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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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 the country’s biggest and most beautiful waterfalls with an astounding width of 25 meters (82 ft) and a drop o...

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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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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

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

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

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Þórsmörk

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

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Vík í 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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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-seeing tour over the gorgeous South Coast of Iceland and see for yourself some......

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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

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

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Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing | Medium Difficulty

A glacier walk with introduction to ice climbing This adventurous, small group tour takes place......

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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

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

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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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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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5 Day Minibus Tour of the South Coast, Golden Circle, Highlands and Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Only have a few days in Iceland and want to see as many spectacular sights as possible? Then......

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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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Zipline Adventure in South Iceland from Reykjavik

Enjoy this eye-popping, adrenaline-fuelled zipline adventure and soar through the air like an......

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Westman Islands Private Day Tour

Visit the beautiful Westman Islands off of Iceland’s South Coast on this private day tour. This......

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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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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 Coast | Private Day Tour

You will start your adventure in Reykjavík city, where you will be picked up by either a Luxury......

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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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South Coast Day Tour | Black Sand Beaches and Waterfalls

Join this amazing day tour, which takes you to see all the classic sights on the South Coast. An......

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South Iceland & Snowmobile Adventure | Day Tour

Come along on a thrilling experience where you’ll go for a snowy ride on Mýrdalsjökull, an......

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South Iceland Waterfalls & Glacier Hiking Adventure | Day Tour

Visit the stunning Skógafoss waterfall, hike over Sólheimajökull glacier, and walk behind the......

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ATV Adventure & South Coast Attractions

Jump on the back of a four-wheeler and race across the Icelandic nature on this exciting ATV day......

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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

Join this tour for a fascinating all-day experience in the raw, natural wonders of Iceland’s......

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9 hour Day Tour to Seljalandsfoss & Thorsmork

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

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

Take a classic tour of the South Coast of Iceland, and add an exhilarating twist with a tandem......

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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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2 Day South Coast Adventure | Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with Glacier Hike & Winter Ice Cave

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

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Northern Lights and Lobster Dinner

Witness the marvel of the Northern Lights, and enjoy a traditional Icelandic lobster dinner,......

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Northern Lights and Solheimajokull Glacier Hike | Easy Difficulty

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

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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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South Coast Glaciers and Volcanoes | Super Jeep and Glacier Hiking

Visit the glaciers of south Iceland - and hike on one of them - with this thrilling super jeep......

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

Feel the fires beneath Iceland’s surface by basking in hot springs, and the ice beneath your......

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Iceland Winter Photography Tour

Join this 8 day winter photography workshop to hunt for the best light and landscape Iceland has......

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Waterfalls and Volcano Adventure | South Coast Super Jeep Tour

Witness the marvellous waterfalls of the South Coast, and travel up the volcano and glacier......

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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 and Icelandic Culture | Private Tour

Take a private tour to witness the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights, and visit the......

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Private Ice Cave Tour | Departure from Jokulsarlon

Take an exploration into one of the most marvellous creations of nature: the ice caves beneath......

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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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Eight Hours in Iceland | Customise Your Private Tour

Explore the sites of Iceland in your own time and on your own terms. This luxurious tour......

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