Gulfoss waterfall, Iceland’s biggest sight.
South Iceland Attractions
The country’s most popular region for tourism containing its most famous attractions in what is widely known as the ‘Golden Triangle’, and conveniently situated near to Reykjavik.
Gullfoss – a famous waterfall north of Skalholt of 35m which drops into a one mile long canyon below. Nearby is a pretty area around the gorge of Bruarhlod on the Hvita River.
Great Geysir and Strokkur ‘Butter Churn ‘ – Geysir used to spout off regularly but following an earthquake it now has less predictable outbursts and is of little interest. The nearby ‘Stukkar’ geyser has taken over the tourist entertainment role, spewing forth great quantities of water up to sixty feet in the air every few minutes.
Gufudalur ‘Steam Valley’ – north of Hveragerdi has a lot of geothermal activity including Gryla geysir.
Hveragerdi ‘Hot Springs Garden’ – a very touristy town which has a small geysir and geothermal area plus a large greenhouse called ‘Eden’ with tropical plants in it.
Walk to Hengill or Selfjall peaks and the heated stream Klambragil from here.
Hekla ‘Hooded’ Volcano – the most revered volcano in Iceland gets its name from the cloud which tends to hang around it superb cone.