Things to do
Waterfall chasers are spoilt for choice in Sudurland. If you’ve dreamt of walking behind one, Seljalandsfoss is utterly magical – whether it’s surrounded by a carpet of grass or snow. Time it right at the classic-looking falls of Skógafoss and you could see a rainbow in the spray. But nothing quite beats the magnificence of mighty Selfoss and Gullfoss. You’ll need your camera on panorama setting for both.
Forget white shores and swaying palms. The beaches of Sudurland are much more dramatic. Make for the black sands near Vik, marked by striking rock formations. Folklore says these basalt crags are trolls, turned to stone by the sun. Further southwest you can unearth hidden caves, swirling with more local legends.
Take a super jeep or snowmobile ride across Myrdalsjökull glacier. Hike, climb and skirt the rugged crevasses, frozen cauldrons and sinkholes of Sólheimajökull. Or go ice caving in man-made but magnificent Langjökull. Iceland is an ever-changing landscape and Sudurland is one of the best places to see nature at play.