Bakki Guesthouse

What is the Most Beautiful Area of Iceland?

If you ask us at Guide to Iceland which part of our own country we find the most beautiful then the answer would have to be South East Iceland.

With thundering volcanoes, sparkling glaciers, waterfalls, bird cliffs and black beaches - it can only be compared to heaven. 

And there's so much fun to be had there that it's sometimes hard to decide what to see or what to do.

Most of the area has been declared protected, and within it, lies Europe's largest national park - a playground for nature lovers and adventure seekers. 

The Best Place to Stay in South Iceland

Brunnhorn mountain in south-east Iceland

If you ask Guide to Iceland where to find the best accommodation we would recommend Bakki Guesthouse, in Höfn í Hornafirdi - South East Iceland. 

Why? Because now that the news is out about South Iceland we should all try to enjoy it and at the same time preserve it.

The owner of Bakki, dr. Thorvardur Arnason - is the director of the Hornafjordur Rural Research Center - one of seven centres around the island that are maintained by the University of Iceland.

Thorri (as he is called) is also a first class photographer, and has been so kind to provide us with some of the pictures you have seen on our website.

So imagine you only had 1, 2, 3 or four days in heaven - who could better tell you where to find the juiciest apples there than the person who researches it, pictures it and protects it?

Things to Do in South Iceland

Glacier cave in Vatnajökull glacier

South East Iceland is the entry point to Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. There are endless things to do by Vatnajokull, such as exploring the glacier and its caves, see Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, admire beautiful waterfalls, hike, bike and relax. Just choose your adventure.