The South of Iceland is home to many of the country’s most celebrated natural wonders, including black beaches, glacial rivers, geysers and more – and all within a short drive of central Selfoss. 

Gullfoss Waterfall

55 minutes

Iceland’s most iconic waterfall and a true wonder of nature. Gullfoss is open all year around and one of the highlights of the Golden Circle.

Geysir Hot Spring

50 minutes

One of the greatest natural attractions of Iceland and part of the famous Golden Circle Tour. White columns of boiling water reaching as high as 30 meters every ten minutes.

Þingvellir UNESCO park

35 minutes

Former home of one of the oldest parliamentary institutions of the world, and a unique tectonic and volcanic environment.

Lava Tunnel

20 minutes

A unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of underground lava flows.

Secret Lagoon

35 minutes

Formed by the geothermal energy in the area this was a bathing place for centuries and now a popular spot.

Lava Centre

45 minutes

LAVA is an interactive educational exhibition exploring the art and science of geology and the volcanic systems in Iceland.


0 minutes

A journey of sights, scents and tastes, you’ll discover a 1000-year story of how a Viking dairy product became a global health food.

Reykjadalur Hot Spring Valley

15 minutes

Hot springs and colorful areas full of geothermal activity entertain along a hiking trail which leads to a hot river, perfect for bathing.

Seljandsfoss Waterfall

50 minutes

A unique and picturesque waterfall, 60 meters high with a foot path behind it at the bottom of the cliff, but with a thin cascade.

Skógafoss Waterfall

60 minutes

The breath-taking view of Skógafoss waterfall and scenic surroundings and the snow-capped heights of two towering glaciers is a major attraction.

Sólheimajokull Glacier

60 minutes

Unique access to a glacier, because it reaches down to the lowlands and it is possible to go hiking with tour operators from the parking lot.

Kerid Crater

15 minutes

A 55 m deep volcanic crater, about 3000 years old. Now filled with water, creating a lake whose steep circular slopes resemble an ancient amphitheater.

Blue Lagoon

75 minutes

Home to one of 25 wonders of the world, Blue Lagoon Iceland is a place where the powers of geothermal seawater create transformational spa journeys.


35 minutes

One of Iceland’s places of special historical interest, as it was for seven centuries the scene of the most dramatic events which shaped the political, spiritual and cultural life in Iceland.

Laugarvatn Fontana

40 minutes

Soak in the warm geothermal pools and get energized in the natural steam rooms, with the hot spring bubbling right below you.

Westman Islands

90 minutes

Aside from their incredible natural beauty, The Westman Islands have the world’s largest population of nesting puffins in summer and their own fascinating history.


40 minutes

Friðheimar Restaurant is located inside a greenhouse in Reykholt full of fragrant tomato plants. The menu is tomato-based with soups and salads – and tomato schnapps!

Black Beach Plain Wreck

55 minutes

In 1973 a US Navy plane ran out of fuel and landed on the beach of Sólheimasandur. The wreck has become a popular site to visit.