The south-west of Iceland is extremely rich when it comes to nature attractions, activities and cultural experiences. IPT can provide you with detailed travel information. Learn more about the attractions in Iceland.

Nature Attractions

Some of the many nature attractions in the area:

- Hekla volcano
- Gullfoss, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
- Langjökull, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers
- Thingvellir National Park
- Caves
- Salmon/Trout Rivers
- Natural hot spring geysers and Strokkur geyser
- Thingvallavatn, Laugarvatn and Apavatn lakes
- Lava fields
- Black sand beaches
- Caves


Some of the many activities on offer:
- Guided glacier tours
- Horse-riding and horse shows
- Warm outdoor swimming pools
- Kayaking tours
- ATV or quadbike tours
- River rafting
- Scuba diving

Iceland River Jet Safari

Cultural Sites and Museums

There are several cultural sites and museums in the area which are important to Iceland's history. There is also the opportunity for guests to visit open farms to experience daily life on an Icelandic farm.


There are numerous restaurants in the area and the quality of food is generally very high in Iceland. There are also endless numbers of little hot-dog stands, take-aways, grills and cafés if you feel like grabbing something less elaborate than a sit-down meal on your trip. More about Food & Drink in Iceland.