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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (50 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Multiple rentals House #535515
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    Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (71 reviews)
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      • Studio
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      Multiple rentals House #535515
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      Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (19 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • Sleeps 4
        House #1112527
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (39 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          House #541604
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Cottage #1427429
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              Exceptional! 5/5
              (4 reviews)
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              • 8 BR
              • 5 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 20
              Chateau / Country House #3969806
              4
              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (38 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #93742
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                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (28 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Cottage #1467892
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                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    Villa #6270528
                    4
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 7
                      Cottage #280709
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (12 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #445267
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                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (39 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Farmhouse #818745
                          39
                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (10 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            House #821492
                            10
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (24 reviews)
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                              • 5 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilets
                              • Sleeps 12
                              House #951133
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                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (72 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #893491
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                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (13 reviews)
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                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  Cottage #980266
                                  13
                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Villa #989084
                                    15
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (16 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      Cabin #990623
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                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (41 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cabin #3506102
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                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (57 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          Cottage #1004781
                                          57
                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (14 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Villa #3516901
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                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (46 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              House #2052798
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                                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                House #2042295
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                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Cottage #3523754
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                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #3533304
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                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (17 reviews)
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #1128928
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                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        House #3597510
                                                        15
                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Villa #3606805
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                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #3611833
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #1261589
                                                              8
                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #1285236
                                                                5
                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                  House #3696494
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #3756546
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      House #3806256
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                        Cottage #3830777
                                                                        16
                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (26 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #3790003
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                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            House #3612677
                                                                            9
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              Farmhouse #661531vb
                                                                              1
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (33 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cabin #3900073
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                                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  House #3909053
                                                                                  11
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #1675854
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (25 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #1722214
                                                                                      25
                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (25 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        House #2408957
                                                                                        25
                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 16
                                                                                          House #731553vb
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Villa #4016322
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 11
                                                                                              Villa #4019298
                                                                                              11
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #1871840
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Chalet #4021889
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #4068827
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (28 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #1987092
                                                                                                      28
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Absolutely wonderful!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Heaven! What a beautiful chalet in a most stunning setting.....we had a wonderful Easter weekend here, totally relaxed. The sun never stopped shining, we saw the Northern lights, waterfalls, Geysir's, volcano etc etc. Would 100% recommend this place to family and friends, Iceland is just incredible! Thank you Björn! :)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      fantastic accomodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great time in Iceland helped by this lovely property. Eating and drinking out is expensive in Iceland; well you don't have to with this property. It has a large table which comfortably sat 8 of us ( and it could extend further if req'd ). From the table, you have wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. the kitchen is excellent, and there is a larder cupboard, which is already stocked with essentials, such as condiments, oils, spices etc and much more. The house is also in a great location for exploring the Golden Circle, with the Kerid volcano crater being only about 10 minutes away. The hot tub was great, with plenty of room for 8. We didn't get to see the northern lights though properly unfortunately.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017