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Everything you need to know about the golden circle and all the other amazing attractions in South Iceland!

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🥇 Golden Circle

One of the most popular drive in Iceland as it is close to Reykjavik and doable in one day - although one could easily spend several days alone exploring this incredible sights. Here are a few articles, experiences and points of interest we recommend you checking out while planning your trip.

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All You Need to Know about the Golden Circle
Wonderguide:Great overview article about the Golden Circle to plan your road trip!
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The Golden Circle: 4 Ideal Stops on the Way
Wonderguide:Good article from a local with a few recommended stops on your way.
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Snorkel Between Continents In Silfra | Free Photos
Wonderguide:Most people don't envision snorkeling in the cold waters in Iceland! However, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for outdoor adventurers
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Gullfoss Falls
Wonderguide:The best known waterfall in Iceland and for a good reason!
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Wonderguide:Incredible geothermal area with geysers and hot springs
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Thingvellir National Park
Wonderguide:A UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can stand in the fracture between the American and Eurasian continental plates.
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The Execution Trail in Thingvellir National Park
Wonderguide:Great hiking trail in Thingvellir
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⛲ Hot Springs

Iceland is well known for its spectacular natural hot springs, some of which have been modernized while others are still entirely natural and off the grid. Here are a few great ones which are accessible in South of Iceland.

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The Reykjadalur Hot Spring Hike on Your Own
Wonderguide:A local's guide on how to hike to the popular Reykjadalur hot spring on your own.
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🏔 Glaciers

All of Iceland's largest glaciers are located on or near the South Coast. North of Gullfoss, you will find the northeastern edge of Langjokull and on southernmost part of Iceland you will encounter Eyjafjallajokull, Myrdalsjokull and all of their outlet glaciers. Vatnajokull is in the southeast.

🌊 Waterfalls

Just a few of the most spectacular waterfalls you might want to stop by at during your drive around South Iceland

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🏞 Popular Attractions

These are some of our favorite stops along the South Coast.

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Fjaðrárgljúfur: A Gorgeous Canyon Made Famous by Justin Bieber
Wonderguide:This canyon is unfortunately currently closed to preserve its nature.
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Solheimasandur Plane Wreck
Wonderguide:As featured in Justin Bieber's - I'll Show You Official Video
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🍔 Local food

We have collected a few small local and cozy restaurants and experiences we recommend in South Iceland

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  1. Snorkel Between Continents In Silfra | Free Photos
  2. Gullfoss Falls
  3. Geysir
  4. Thingvellir National Park
  5. Secret Lagoon Hot Spring
  6. Laugarvatn Fontana
  7. Hrunalaug
  8. Hot Spring Tour
  9. Sólheimajökull
  10. Mýrdalsjökull
  11. Langjökull
  12. Eyjafjallajökull
  13. Gullfoss Falls
  14. Seljalandsfoss
  15. Skógafoss
  16. Gljúfrabúi
  17. Reynisdrangar
  18. Solheimasandur Plane Wreck
  19. Dyrhólaey
  20. Efstidalur II - Kaffihús/ísbúð
  21. Midgard Base Camp & Restaurant
  22. Tryggvaskáli
  23. Restaurant Geysir Glima
  24. Restaurant Sudur Vik
  25. Food & Farm Tour in Hvalfjordur
  26. Fjorubordid Restaurant
  27. Systrakaffi
  28. Minilik Restaurant

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