South of Iceland

Much of Iceland's history can be found in the rivers, glaciers, churches and museums that cover the landscape.

The Lava Tunnel
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

The Lava Tunnel

The Lava Tunnel Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufar­hóls­hellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is easily ...
LAVA – Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

LAVA – Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre

LAVA “Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre” will reveal the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland only 20 million years ago. LAVA is dedicated to the unique ...
Skógar Museum – Skógasafn
History MuseumsNatural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Skógar Museum – Skógasafn

Skógar Museum is a time capsule of Iceland’s past: explore our cultural heritage with folk crafts, turf farms, Viking age artifacts, historic fishing boats, indoor-outdoor museum grounds ...
The Saga Centre
History MuseumsSouth of Iceland

The Saga Centre

Welcome to the Saga Centre! The Saga Centre is a cultural Centre for the region of Rangárþing eystra. The Saga Centre offers visitors a unique op­portunity to explore the vast and ...
Thorbergur Centre of Culture, The
East of IcelandHistory MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Thorbergur Centre of Culture, The

Thorbergur Centre of Culture was built in memory of the famous Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarson (1888–1974), who was born in Hali. Thorbergur centre is an interesting cultural heritage ...
LÁ Art Museum
Art Museums/GalleriesSouth of Iceland

LÁ Art Museum

The museum has been an important venue of modern and contemporary art since 1963. Feel free to explore art, relax in the Café, browse through art literature and children have their ...
Geothermal Energy Exhibition
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Geothermal Energy Exhibition

The Geothermal Energy Exhibition at the Hellisheiði Power Plant. The Hellisheiði Power Plant is the largest, single-site geothermal power plant in the world that has tremendous potential to ...
Hornafjörður museums
Art Museums/GalleriesEast of IcelandHistory MuseumsLibrariesSouth of Iceland

Hornafjörður museums

Hornafjörður Art Museum opened at a ceremony on Friday, June 24, 2011. The museum is located at City Hall Hornafjörður in an old fire station and the opening exhibition was the works of ...
Strandarkirkja
ChurchesSouth of Iceland

Strandarkirkja

Many people visit Strandarkirkja, which stays open throughout the summer and on weekends in spring and autumn. Also, it is often open on weekends in winter. The church custodian receives ...
Women’s Book Lounge, The
LibrariesSouth of Iceland

Women’s Book Lounge, The

The Womens library, or the Women’s Book Lounge is an educational museum dedicated to the writings of Icelandic female writers. Formal opening was in April 2013. The goal of The Women Book ...