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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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              Chateau / Country House #3969806
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                  Cottage #445267
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                              Farmhouse #818745
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                                            Villa #4143748
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                                                                    Villa #3606805
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                                                                      Chateau / Country House #1675854
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          Townhome #3801450
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                                                                            Cottage #3830777
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                                                                              Villa #4016322
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                                                                                  Cabin #4243132
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                                                                                    Cottage #3790003
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                                                                                      Chalet #4021889
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                          Villa #1261589
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                                                                                            Cottage #6506292
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              House #3612677
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                                                                                                Cottage #280709
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cabin #6576068
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                                                    Villa #3516901
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                                                      Villa #6270528
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                                                                                                      Warm and homely

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent isolated location, very warm, and homely, comfortable cottage. Maja is very helpful with information of places to visit. We will definitely return one day.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous house in stunning, remote location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We absolutely loved our stay, the house and location were both beautiful. Warming up in the hot tub with the roof open and taking in the view was very special after a day of touring. Great location for the Golden Circle, it takes longer than you think to get to most places. Only very small criticism was the lack of bedding, more than one pillow case would have been helpful. Advise you take an extra towel to use in the hot tub too. Wish we could have stayed longer.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Home from Home Luxury

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Firsty, We met Martha and her husband at the agreed meeting point which was easy to find with the directions given. They were both extremely friendly and helpful. As advised we done our shopping here as it was considerably cheaper than the local shopping near the house. We found the house without any problems and were in complete awe of the surroundings and views upon arrival. Stepping inside was the same, greeted by a really warm cosy house when it was so cold outside was just heaven. Everything was immaculate and thoroughly thought through. The seating arrangements, the beds etc were all bought with only comfort in mind. The kitchen has everything imaginable and more. There are candles everywhere to add to the ambience with games, films and playstation you could easily stay at the house without getting bored. The location is perfect for visting the usual sites, we did however venture out to the black beach and small glacier out towards the east which was around 2 hours away but worth the trip. The national park etc are all within 20 minutes of the house. Just to top it all the Northern lights came out twice for us just glimmering above the house as we sat and watched on the varanda. I cant recommend this house enough or Iceland for that matter. This was our 2nd trip to Iceland and we are already planning out 3rd. Book, you will not be disappoined.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017