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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
    50
    Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (71 reviews)
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      • Studio
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      Multiple rentals House #535515
      71
      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (19 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • Sleeps 4
        House #1112527
        19
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (39 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          House #541604
          39
          Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (19 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Cottage #1427429
            19
            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (4 reviews)
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              • 8 BR
              • 5 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 20
              Chateau / Country House #3969806
              4
              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (38 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #93742
                38
                Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (28 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Cottage #1467892
                  28
                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (4 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    Villa #6270528
                    4
                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 7
                      Cottage #280709
                      3
                      Viewed 57 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 20 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 12 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
                            24
                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (72 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #893491
                              72
                              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 29 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
                                    16
                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (41 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cabin #3506102
                                      41
                                      Viewed 25 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 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Villa #3516901
                                          14
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (46 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #2052798
                                            46
                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (11 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #2042295
                                              11
                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                Cottage #3523754
                                                10
                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  House #3533304
                                                  13
                                                  Viewed 22 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 21 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 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #3611833
                                                        13
                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Villa #1261589
                                                          8
                                                          Viewed 13 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 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (9 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #3756546
                                                              9
                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #3806256
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 5 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 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (26 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Cottage #3790003
                                                                    26
                                                                    Viewed 20 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
                                                                      9
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 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
                                                                          33
                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            House #3909053
                                                                            11
                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                              Chateau / Country House #1675854
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 8 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 38 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 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 16
                                                                                    House #731553vb
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 19 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 31 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 21 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
                                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 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)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #1987092
                                                                                                28
                                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Villa #4105720
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Townhome #3801450
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (18 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Chalet #1994924
                                                                                                      18
                                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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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