The South Shore is one of Iceland’s most visited areas for a reason. In fact, lots of reasons. There’s the dramatic coastline – you could spend hour just gazing across the Atlantic from the clifftops while huge breakers, tens of metres in size, come crashing inland. Try walking behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall (but don’t forget your waterproofs) and make sure to visit the world-famous (but difficult to pronounce) Eyjafjallajökull, a volcano that sleeps beneath a glacier. Its 2010 eruption caused global interest and produced striking photos.
Head further inland to see the Thorsmork Nature Reserve, home to flat lakes, sweeping valleys and rare birdlife, such as the beloved puffin. This is a place where you can experience serene and tranquil moments, when all around is still and silent, and also witness Mother Nature at her biggest, loudest and most chaotic.