South Iceland is brimming with fascinating natural wonders like waterfalls, volcanoes, lava formations and hot springs. You have complete freedom on your Hotel Ranga and Northern Lights Adventure to visit the places that you want to see most. Suggestions include;
The Golden Circle Tour
Visit three of Iceland’s most popular sites in one inclusive tour. Starting off with Þingvellir National Park, explore the unusual volcanic formations, including the rift between two tectonic plates. Afterwards, continue to Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most spectacular falls in Iceland, before finally arriving at Geysir Hot Springs to see the vents and geysers that spout boiling water into the air.
South Coast Sightseeing
The south coast of Iceland is arguably the most varied. During your journey you will see Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers, several remarkable waterfalls, noisy bird cliffs and black lava beaches which are ideal for enjoying some fresh air. You might also spot some iconic turf houses, or visit the Folk Museum.
Take the reins and explore the unusual terrain as you trek through one of the hot spring valleys. Be sure to pack your bathing suit so you can enjoy a swim in the natural thermal river.
If you fancy getting up close and personal with one of the glaciers, why not try an exciting glacier hike? With crampons on your feet and an ice axe in hand, you can explore the caverns and crevasses of the glacier with ease. There may even be an opportunity to try ice climbing. Search for the Northern Lights
At the Hotel Ranga the Northern Lights are often spotted, but if you want to be more proactive, you could take a drive after nightfall to go in search of the Aurora. As you journey across remarkable terrain, you will no doubt find some incredible viewpoints which would make seeing the Northern Lights an even more exciting experience.
Perhaps one of Iceland’s most famous locations, the Blue Lagoon provides visitors with a unique and relaxing experience. Bathing in the milky waters in the open air, let the warmth of the lagoon relax you. You may be tempted by some of the spa treatments that are available, and if you visit in the evening, you might even see the Northern Lights appear overhead.
This area of South Iceland is particularly beautiful. With terrain that looks more like the Moon than the Earth, the only way to really appreciate it is to go hiking. The coastline is utterly charming with lighthouses and bird cliffs bringing a unique character.
With Hekla volcano dominating the skyline, delve into the history of the Vikings when you visit the ruins of Stong. These Viking farms were smothered in volcanic ash during Hekla’s eruption in 1104 and as such, they have been remarkably preserved.