South - The Reykjavik Grapevine

South

South Iceland contains many of the most popular sights, sites and destinations in the country. Close to Reykjavík is the Reykjanes Peninsula, with the Blue Lagoon, Keflavík Airport, and many wild spots and charming villages; over the Hellisheiði mountain pass lies the tranquil farmland and small towns like Hveragerði, Selfoss and Flúðir. The Golden Circle and south coast roads are busy during the summer, and there are several glaciers dotting the coast and volcanoes silhouetted against the skyline. Vík í Mýrdal is the halfway point, and Höfn—beneath the mighty Vatnajökull—marks the gateway to the east.