Two of the most well-known waterfalls of the south shore are Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. At Seljalandsfoss you can walk behind the curtain of water and appreciate a wonderful viewpoint, whilst Skogafoss is a breathtaking natural spectacle. At 25 metres wide and with a drop of around 60m it is one of the biggest on the island and is frequently used as a filming location.
Another highlight of the south shore is the incredible glacier Myradalsjökull, Iceland's fourth largest ice cap. It spreads over 700 square kilometres and covers Katla, a huge active volcano that has been recorded as erupting roughly twice each century with its last eruption in 1918. It is here that you can really appreciate the gigantic scale of Iceland's powerful natural forces.
Also, on the south coast, you will find Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano whose ash cloud caused a great deal of travel disruption a few years ago. Whilst the volcano is very calm these days, the small nearby museum has a delightful exhibition on how the eruption affected the local people and the neighbouring farmlands. Hekla, one of the islands most active volcanoes is also close by. Our Iceland – Icons and Auroras of the Southwest and our Iceland - Natural Wonders and Northern Lights holidays both let you experience these many natural wonders for yourself as well as giving you opportunities to hunt for the Northern Lights.