The South coast of Iceland is filled with amazing landscapes
The Ring Road, the main road in Iceland, leads you around the country while passing different things every corner you take. Refreshing waterfalls (some more hidden then others), volcanic landscapes, steaming natural hot baths and icy glaciers. And that’s just a small taste of everything Iceland can show you.
One of the main things you can do easily do (even in one day) from the capital Reykjavik, is the ‘Golden Circle’. Here you can see the famous waterfall Gulfoss, see the geysers erupt in Geyser and walk around the beautiful Þingvellir National park.
If you wanna go further than this (and you definitely want to!) and follow the South Coast, make sure you don’t miss the following 3 places:
1. Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
One of the most amazing places in nature I have ever visited, must be the Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland. At the start of my roadtrip along the South Coast of Iceland, just next to the famous Ring Road, you find this 65m high waterfall. You already get an amazing view from walking towards it, getting a nice fresh breeze walking next to it (read: definitely getting a slight shower) and then the most amazing part: being able to walk behind it. I find water to always have a magical power when you look at it, hear it, see it..
2. Jökulsárlón glacier lake
This place is a natural reminder to always keep on dreaming!! Of adventures, of experiences, of new discoveries.. whether it’s summer destinations with sandy beaches or icy glacier lakes like this amazing natural lake in Iceland. Can’t believe it’s about one month ago that I was walking around here, wearing my scarf, hat, warm socks, gloves…and with a big smile on my face. Worth it!
3. Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon
This canyon is something not as well written about in the travel guides, not as huge and famous as the above mentioned places. Although, it’s the starting scene of Justin Bieber’s video “I’ll show you” (found that out afterwards when exploring the hashtag #Fjaðrárgljúfur and finding justin bieber everywhere haha). Anyway, if nature has some parts of the world that are better in making you get totally in touch with the world around you, this is the place. Couldn’t believe my eyes when we walked through the flat grass, did a couple steps more, looked down and saw this amazingly blue water.
I loved going to Iceland in this period (end of May), just before the start of peak season and just after the really cold period. Perfect for hiking (although some multiday hikes are only accessible in summer), warm enough to camp outside and… it never gets dark! So you can still travel in the light around midnight..
If you ever go to Iceland (again), don’t forget to visit these places!! I just absolutely loved them.
The Dreamy Discoverer