Tourism in Iceland is flourishing and the increase in number of visitors between years has been around 20%. The South Coast very popular among the tourists who go to Iceland. There are many interesting wonders to see there, and day tours and two day tours around the area are very popular.
On the way to the South Coast you can find Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall (The Golden Waterfall). A day trip to see these three places is called The Golden Circle, and that is one of the most sold tours in Iceland. Along the South Coast you can find Seljalandsfoss waterfall, glaciers where you can take a glacier hike, Vatnajokull national park / Skaftafell national park and the famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon where you can take a boat ride on the lagoon. Along the South Coast you will also find Skeidararsandur plains. The Skeidararsandur is an almost desert plain that is mainly made of volcanic sands, it is crossed by a glacial river- the Skeidara river. There’s no village in this region, only a few farms.
The Golden Circle
You can take a bus day tour to see the Golden Circle. This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland. Nesjavellir geothermal area, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Skalholt church.
Glaciers and Glacier hiking
You can take a glacier hike at Solheimajokull glacier and at Skaftafell national park. You can select a number of difficulty levels, from beginner to advanced. You can even try glacier climbing. Check out our selection of Glacier tours.
You can take a snowmobiling tour in Iceland all year round. You can go snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier, which is in the highlands of Iceland, or at Myrdalsjokull glacier, which is close to the South Coast. Check out our snowmobiling tours.
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, the best known and the largest glacier lake in Iceland. It is situated at the south end of the glacier Vatnajokull between Skaftafell National Park and Hofn. During the summer season it is possible to take a boat ride on the lagoon. This is one of the most popular turist attractions in Iceland. It is recommended to take a two day tour along the South Coast and visit the lagoon. See our Jokilsarlon tours here.
Self Drive Tours
It is also popular to rent a car and drive around Iceland. Some car rentals can help you design the itinerary at no extra cost, and book accommodation without any additional fees. See here our Self Drive Tours around Iceland.