Must visit sights in South Iceland

Last Autumn my love and I were travelling in South Iceland and were mesmerized by the beauty and glory of this region. I already shared some of our experiences there and in the Iceland’s capital Reykjavik but this time I want to share a list of places I think everyone must visit when traveling in South Iceland. So here they are…

The Golden Circle

This, of course, is a well-known travel route in Iceland and I can assure you – it’s worth visiting. Three main objects of the Golden Circle are Þingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall, and the geothermal area in Haukadalur with its main point – Geysir. It took us a little bit more than half a day to visit all these places and they all were breathtaking.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

It’s an extraordinary waterfall because of one reason – you can walk behind it and see the water falling from the other side. Prepare to get wet, if the wind will be good for you, you won’t get soaking wet.

Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

The plane wreck is one of a kind experience which will spice up the route full of nature sightseeing. Besides, it’s not only about the plane it’s also about the walk towards it and back, which feels like you’d be walking in the middle of nowhere or on the surface of Moon.

Hrunalaug hot springs

This one might be a difficult find but follow the route precisely and you’ll get to a pretty nice place. Oh, and have a swimsuit when going there, hot springs are great for bathing.


It’s a wonderful black sand beach with a picturesque view and some sneaky waves. If you’ll be going there when raining and will wear a raincoat, choose a firm one, not something similar to a plastic bag cause that’s what we did and the wind tore it within minutes. Also, pay attention to the signs and keep your eye on the sea so that you could run away from the waves in time.

Valley of Reykjadalur

A hike in the Reykjadalur valley wasn’t on our list but we had some spare time and decided to visit this place hoping to reach the hot springs. Honestly, it was one of the most mesmerizing experiences we’ve ever had. Walking in the mountains, observing steam of hot springs all around us, and taking pics of every waterfall we walk by… And yes, we reached the hot springs which were completely different from the ones in Hrunalaug and to understand why we loved it so much imagine laying in a hot river surrounded by mountains when it’s snowing… Ah, yes, it was living a dream!

Blue Lagoon

It doesn’t matter how many hot springs you visit, Blue Lagoon must still be on your travel list. And if you think it’s pricy, then well, all I can tell you is that it’s worth the money. Enjoying the light blue thermal pool was a blast and we were incredibly happy we went there even though we had some doubts.

If you haven’t read the other posts about Iceland, I highly suggest you read the guide for road tripping in Iceland and about the waterfalls we’ve been visiting. Besides, if you’re still wondering what’s the best way to travel in Iceland, it definitely is a self-organized tour with a rented car and staying in local apartments. When we were traveling, we rented a car through Rental Cars and used Booking and AirBnB to find hotels and apartments to stay. This kind of traveling allowed us to see the most stunning places, meet the locals and enjoy Iceland to the fullest.