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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.

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    Multiple rentals House #535515
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      House #2052798
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        Multiple rentals House #535515
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          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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          Cottage #4159969
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            Cottage #6506292
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              • 3 BR
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              House #1112527
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 4 BR
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                House #291457
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 2 BR
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                  House #541604
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 2 BR
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                    Cottage #1427429
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                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #1093556
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Cottage #1722214
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                          • 8 BR
                          • 5 BA
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                          Chateau / Country House #3969806
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                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Farmhouse #818745
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 3 BR
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                              Cottage #893491
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Cottage #93742
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #1467892
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                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                    • 2 BR
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                                    Cottage #445267
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                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #822504
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                                        • 3 BR
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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! 5.0/5
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                                            • 3 BR
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                                            Cottage #1987092
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                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Chalet #1994924
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                                                • 2 BA
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                                                House #4191064
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  Cottage #1871840
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                    Cabin #3506102
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                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                      House #4151221
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        • 4 BR
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                                                        House #2042295
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 5 BR
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                                                          House #951133
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                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                            Cottage #3523754
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #3752497
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                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                • 5 BR
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                                                                Villa #4143748
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  Cabin #990623
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cabin #3900073
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      House #3597510
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        House #4154429
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #3611833
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                                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                                            Cottage #1285236
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                              Cottage #3830777
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Townhome #3801450
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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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                                                                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #1675854
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cabin #4243132
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                                                                                      Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Villa #3618414
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                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Chalet #4021889
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #3533304
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (23 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #3790003
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                                                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                                                Villa #3606805
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                                                                                                Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  House #3612677
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                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    House #3909053
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                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                      Cottage #980266
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                                                                                                      Spacious winter warmth

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin although spacious feels very warm and welcoming. Our 19 month old son loved having room to run around and huge windows to watch the Icelandic ponies from. Very comfortable bed. Great location to explore the golden circle. A must is The Secret Lagoon (cheaper, quieter and closer than the Blue Lagoon). Gullfoss and the Geysir are especially close. We only used the hot tub once. It wasn't particularly warm, but I guess that's the nature of the thermals! We still enjoyed our soak and looking up at the starry night . The kitchen area though small is well equipped. We managed fine, a large group however, may struggle. My only negative would be cleanliness. The kitchen, bathroom and general bedroom/ living area were very clean. It's smaller things like under sofa cushions were dirty with food crumbs (discovered when retrieving lost toys) . The windows (internally) smeared and their ledges at floor level were also dusty. To be fair, probably not something most would notice or care about, but having a toddler I did. Perhaps this is more the fault of previous guests not cleaning up after themselves than Kristín's ! We didn't see the Northern Lights but this would be the perfect cabin to view them from.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Cosy cottage in very good location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful white Christmas in Kristin's cottage. Everything was as described or better! The beds were very comfortable and it was great to have a tub outside to scout for northern lights (although we were unlucky and did not see any). Kristin was very helpful, always responding to messages within an hour or so. She also provided several instruction manuals to the cabin and guides for how to get there and to other locations around the cabin and in Iceland. We would definitely recommend going here and are already planning on coming back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Very comfortable, spacious home.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It is a challenge to find the house in the dark, in a blizzard, without any tracks to guide you, and no other properties nearby being occupied in Winter. However, the owner (who lives in Reykjavik) came to the rescue and towed us out of the deep snow, having got totally stuck. We walked the 800 yards to the house with headtorches and kids in tow. When we finally arrived at the house, it was magic, beautifully furnished, very warm and cosy, very spacious and comfortable. (there were 7 of us (3 generations)). The house is very well equippeed with everything you can think off. The larder is very well stocked with all essential stock items. The Hot tub lived up to expectations, only the last few days, the temperature dropped to 20C. We had to be rescued once more due to heavy snow, but the owner sent a snowplough to get us out. As the property is at the bottom of a steep slope, in winter it is advisable to leave the car at the top if there is any chance of snow. The house is in a beautiful setting, quite remote. Iceland in the winter is a real adventure but well worth the effort. Once again a big thankyou to the owner for being so helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016