South Iceland

  • Thingvellir National Park, Iceland
  • Swirling currents move the icebergs on Jökulsárlon glacier lagoon
  • Jökulsárlón shore, Iceland
  • Svinafellsjökull, Iceland
  • Hinter der Fußgängerbrücke wird das Flusstal schmal und steil
  • Jökulsárlón shore, Iceland
  • Reynisdrangar, Vík i Mýrdal, Iceland
  • Jökulsárlón, Iceland
  • Jökulsárlón shore, Iceland
  • Skaftafell National Park, Iceland
  • Der Blick geht zurück durch das Tal, zur Ringstraße, bis hinaus ans Meer
  • Entlang der Jökulsá werden kleine Birkenwäldchen passiert
  • Thingvellir National Park, Iceland
  • Phantastische Blicke auf die Berge an der Ostseite des Vatnajökull
  • Thingvellir National Park, Iceland
  • Eldhraun, Iceland
  • Stokksnes peninsula, Iceland
  • Jökulsárlón, Iceland
  • Jökulsárlón, Iceland
  • Jökulsárlón, Iceland
  • Jökulsárlón, Iceland
  • Die steilen Hänge der Hellisskógsheiði werden von der Sonne beschienen
  • Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland
  • Reynisdrangar cliffs, Vík i Mýrdal, Iceland
  • Leuchtend grünes Moos vor der Kulisse der Lónsöræfi
  • Thingvellir National Park, Iceland
  • Stokksnes peninsula, Iceland
  • Skaftafell National Park, Iceland
  • Jökulsárlón, Iceland
  • Blick von der Ringstraße ins Tal der Jökulsá i Lóni
  • Jökulsárlón shore, Iceland
  • Eldhraun, Iceland
  • Jökulsárlón, Iceland
  • Skaftafell National Park, Iceland
  • Jökulsárlón shore, Iceland
  • Stokksnes peninsula, Iceland
  • Über der Jökulsárglufur hängen die Wolken in den Berghängen
  • Skaftafell National Park, Iceland
  • Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland
  • Stokksnes peninsula, Iceland
  • South coast, Iceland

South Iceland – A unique landscape

South Iceland is world famous for good reasons. At the foothills of the highlands, on a former steep shoreline, some of the most amazing waterfalls of the island like Seljalandsfoss or Skógafoss drop deep towards the seemingly boundless plains of the great glacial rivers, the sandurs. Rising from one of those plains, almost from sea level, is the hightest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur, in Skaftafell National Park. Bizarre peaks of volcanic origin edging broad valleys and narrow canyons and in between one of the most fascinating plateaus of Iceland – Skaftafellsheiði. A highly alpine landscape, formed by the relentless power of dozens of glaciers. They flow down from the gigantic ice cap of Vatnajökull. Amongst them is Breiðamerkurjökull, which formed a glacial lagoon of unmatched beauty: Jökulsárlón. Countless icebergs break off the ice front into the deep lagoon. They are swimming in the lagoon until they are small enough to be transported to the ocean by a short river where they are washed upon the shore again by the everlasting waves of the northern Atlantic Ocean. Driving along the ring road in the South is some kind of meditative. The area is very sparsely populated, the road is straight and the views spacious. During all my trips to Iceland, which was after all six time so far, I always came by the south coast and it was never boring to me, though I’ve seen most of the places a few times. South Iceland is also the perfect place to get started with Iceland for those of you who never have been there so far.

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