South Iceland is by far the most popular destination among foreign visitors in Iceland. South Iceland is filled with natural wonders and possibilities, such as waterfalls, rivers, lakes, hot springs, lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, geothermal pools, amazing hiking trails and outdoor adventure opportunities all year around. Adventure seekers will find spectacular activities in South Iceland; white river rafting, hiking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, glacial climbing, boating, kayaking and more.
The Thórsmörk natural reserve in South Iceland, is one of the most beautiful places in the country, surrounded by natural boundaries like mountains, ice caps and glacier rivers. Situated between glacier Tindafjallajokull and the glacier Eyjafjallajokull, Thorsmork is a popular destination for hikers. Eyjafjallajökull in South Iceland became world famous in April 2010 when it erupted and caused chaos in air transport in most of Northern Europe. These areas are often difficult to reach, limiting access to heavy duty four-wheel drive vehicles.
Jokulsarlon in South Iceland is an extraordinary sight of blue icebergs floating through opaque blue water. The magnificent glacial lagoon has been the setting of Hollywood films such as the Bond film "Die Another Day" and Lara Croft in "Tomb Raider". for its exquisite mountain scenery. Many of Iceland's biggest glacier rivers run into the Atlantic Ocean on the country's southern shore. Along the way to this amazing coastline in South Iceland, visitors pass charming villages such as Vik and Kirkjubaejarklaustur, the Skaftafell National Park and the vast desert of Skeidarasandur. River rafting in the swirling waters of glacial rivers is a challenge as well as an unforgettable experience. The trips go through majestic canyons in several rivers in South Iceland.
Horseback riding is an integral part of the traditional Icelandic scene and the naturally gentle Icelandic horse provides excellent riding opportunities, especially through the wild and otherwise inaccessible areas of Iceland. A purebred descendant of its Viking ancestors from the 9th century, the Icelandic horse is a product of isolation and and a thousand years of breeding for good riding qualities. Riding the sure footed Icelandic horse in South Iceland´s rugged nature is a delight. Riding through mighty canyons, waterfalls, colorful mountains, smooth flowerey heath land, powerful glacial rivers and lava fields make memories that will last a lifetime.