South Iceland offers a great variety of day trips from the capital Reykjavik. Maybe the most famous of them is called the "Golden Circle" with a visit to a geyser, Gullfoss and Þingvellir, but it is only one of many.
South Iceland is a real gem for tourists seeking to enjoy the most spectacular sights that Iceland has to offer. Þingvellir National Park is one of nature's masterpieces and the only place on earth where the tectonic plates of the Americas and Europe meet above the ground. The place is also known as the former home of the world's oldest parliament, Halt'ingi.
South Iceland is home to Iceland's most active volcano, Hekla, also known as the "Gateway to Hell". Approximately a 20 minute flight off the south coast (or 35 minutes sailing) are the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) which are an ideal destination for a day trip or even to spend a few days.
Vestmannaeyjar is one of the world's renowned bird-watching centers. An hour's drive from the capital Reykjavik, South Iceland is the gateway to a fascinating world of outstanding nature and unforgettable landscapes that will remain in your memory forever.
South Iceland's Official Tourism Website - South.is