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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in South Iceland also enquired about apartments in Reykjavik, cottages in Northwest Iceland and cottages in Iceland southern peninsula

Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in South, Iceland your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for somewhere different to travel to in the far north of Europe should pay a visit to South in Iceland. Although not thought of as a popular tourist destination, this part of Iceland has many fantastic things to do providing a fantastic vacation. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to South, Iceland

The winter season offers some good skiing for holidaymakers in the south of the country with several ski areas to choose from. When the lakes freeze over visitors can try a spot of ice skating too. Outside the winter period there are many scenic areas for holidaymakers to go hiking, cycling and horse riding.

Swimming in the hot pools is a must when visiting the South with the Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach near Reykjavik especially popular. Various boat trips are available to provide tourists the chance to see puffins, whales and other types of marine life. Approximately 10 kilometres from Reykjavik is a highly rated 18-hole golf course.

Several bars, cafes and restaurants can be found in this part of the country with a variety of dining options including plenty of seafood and Scandinavian dishes. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from grocery stores and supermarkets. Tourists will also find stores selling arts and crafts that make for good souvenirs and gifts.

Places to visit on holiday to South, Iceland

This part of Iceland has some great places to visit including Europe’s largest national park. Skaftatell National Park has wonderful peaks, glaciers, rivers and waterfalls and is a very popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Holidaymakers should also take a trip around the volcanic islands of Vestmannaeyjar. A ferry service provides daily connections to Þorlákshöfn on the mainland

A short drive will take visitors to the nation’s capital city, Reykjavik. There are many fantastic places to visit here including museums, buildings and natural features. Museums here include the Art Museum and the ASi Art Museum. The Botanic Gardens here houses over 5,000 species of subarctic plants. A visit to Iceland would not be complete with visit to the natural springs and the volcano.

Weather in South, Iceland

The mildest time of the year in the south of the country is July and August when the average high temperature is approximately 13 degrees centigrade. The coldest month of the year is January when the average minimum temperature is approximately -3 degrees centigrade. Precipitation is quite evenly spread throughout the year. October is usually the wettest with an average of 85mm of rainfall spread over 14.5 days.

Travel to South, Iceland

Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is approximately three kilometres west of Keflavik in south west Iceland and 50 kilometres from the capital city, Reykjavik. Flights arrive here from various international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Vienna (VIE) amongst others. Several car hire firms are located at the airport including Avis, Budget, Car Rentals, Europcar and Hertz.

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              House #291457
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                House #541604
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                  Cottage #1427429
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    Cottage #1093556
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                      Cottage #1722214
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                        Chateau / Country House #3969806
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          Cottage #93742
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            Cottage #1467892
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              Cottage #445267
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                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                Cottage #822504
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                                  Cottage #1706651
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 2 BR
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                                    House #2408957
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      House #4191064
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        Cottage #1987092
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          House #2052798
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            Farmhouse #818745
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              Chalet #1994924
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                House #4151221
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  Cottage #1871840
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    House #3752497
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      House #951133
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        Villa #4143748
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Cabin #990623
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            Cabin #3506102
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              House #2042295
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                Cabin #3900073
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  House #3597510
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #893491
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      House #4154429
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                        Cottage #1285236
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #1004781
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                                                                            Chateau / Country House #1675854
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                              House #3611833
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                House #3533304
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                  Townhome #3801450
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    Cottage #3830777
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                                                                                    Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Villa #3606805
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Cabin #4243132
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                                                                                          Chalet #4021889
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #293331
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                                                                                            Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (23 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #3790003
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                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                House #3612677
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                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Villa #4016322
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    House #3909053
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Villa #1261589
                                                                                                      5
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                                                                                                      South Iceland Holiday Cottages & Homes (90)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Amazing house, views, everything we could wish for!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Perfectly located for all the attractions, amazing views of the northern lights from the hot tub. Comfy beds, everything you need!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic place to stay and what a view

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our stay in the lake house. Would love to return one day also. The view is amazing and changes all the time with the Icelandic weather. Sun to blizzard n the blind if an eye. Sitting in the hot tub looking over the lake really is special. We got very lucky with a clear sky on one of our nights and the Aurora made an appearance. Everything we needed was in the house and we enjoyed eating in. We did food shopping in sefloss which is about a 15 Min drive. Lots to see and good base location not to far from airport and close to the golden circle. Highly recommended
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic Bjalli

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Bjalli for 5 nights last week. We had a fantastic holiday. Maja is a fabulous host and provided easy to follow directions to get there, tips and advice before/whilst we were there. Bjalli was a romantic home from home with all amenities, don't expect boutique but do expect a well thought out accommodation in the wilderness of Iceland, yet with most attractions within easy drive. Friends recommended this property to us, and I would certainly recommend it to you. We wanted to be remote and explore Iceland without a travel company or tourist bus, and Bjalli proved the ideal location. Thank You Maja. We'll be back! Paul
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017