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

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

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

Things to do on holiday to South, Iceland

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

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

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

Places to visit on holiday to South, Iceland

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

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

Weather in South, Iceland

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

Travel to South, Iceland

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

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                                                                                                    Fantastic home from home with stunning views

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had an amazing 5 nights at this lovely house in April. Good location for visiting many attractions and stunning views from the house. Hfran was very helpful when booking and whilst we were in Iceland. The house is immaculate and is a home from home with everything you could need whilst away. Highlights are too many to list. We did see the Northern lights on the last night of our trip whilst sitting on the deck. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely house.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely cottage, stunning location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This cottage was great - a home from home. It was really well equipped with everything that you could need and had plenty of space for a family of four. The cottage was very clean and well maintained and the views over the local countryside were stunning. We were fortunate to have a largely sunny week and saw several beautiful sunsets from the decking. It was in a good location for the Golden Circle sights, Selfoss, Reykjavik and the surrounding area and The Blue Lagoon. The farthest afield we travelled was the Solheimjokull Glacier for a glacier walk which was an amazing experience and approx 3 hr drive, stopping on the way at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. We also had a great day climbing Mount Esja, the mountain range next to the cottage. The hot springs of Hverageroi are an hour away and the hot river at the top of the trail was amazing for a bathe! This trail is only open in the summer. Overall a fantastic cottage in a stunning location, in an amazingly diverse country. We would not hesitate to recommend the cottage and we hope to come back to Iceland one day to do the things we couldn't fit into one week!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                    Fantastic property

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Absolutely outstanding, don’t hesitate to book, you won’t regret it. Very quiet. Wi-Fi available Built a couple of years ago and still immaculate. Fully equipped, Large American Fridge Freezer, Induction Hob, Cooker and Microwave All the cooking utensils you can think of, loads of plates etc. Beds large and comfortable, curtains in bedrooms but not elsewhere. Satellite and Large TV picks up UK channels Owner lives very close, nice to see horses in fields outside house. A couple of Km outside Selfoss which has a couple of large supermarkets.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016