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Best parks in Southern Region

National Park
“Þingvellir National Park is the only UNESCO World Heritage site on the Icelandic mainland and one of the three stops on the world famous Golden Circle sightseeing route The first thing that visitors to the National Park notice is its sheer aesthetic beauty; dried magma fields, covered in Icelandic moss, sit carved by glacial springs and surrounded by a bowl of ancient mountain peaks. Two of the greatest attractions in the park are the exposed North American and Eurasian tectonic plates; it is one of the only regions in the world where you can see geology such as this on land. Visitors are encouraged to walk along the North American tectonic plate, where they can read more about the area’s fascinating formation and history, before descending into the valley below. ”
109 locals recommend
“Right next to The Family Park and Zoo in Laugardalur you'll find the less frequently visited inner-city paradise of Grasagarðurinn; the Reykjavík Botanical Gardens. The park is home to over 5,000 different species of plants, as well as an idyllic pavilion-with-a-pond café.”
73 locals recommend
“The massive stone arch of Dyrholaey is surrounded by black beaches and green meadows. It’s also full of birdlife including, you guessed it, puffins. The interesting structure of Dyrhólaey is reflected in the puffins’ burrows. Quite the little architect, the puffin will design its burrow to accommodate its pufflings perfectly. At the back they build a nest out of feathers and grass where they incubate the egg. There will also be a toilet area at the first bend in the burrow so the puffling can do its business without soiling its waterproof feathers. As the chick gets older, the toilet is moved closer to the entrance to accommodate its size. Super efficient!”
23 locals recommend
“Not for the beginner or the weak at heart, this hours-long hiking path up to Glymur waterfall at the top is invigorating but also a little dangerous at points. Cross the river over a wooden log, step through giant caves and climb the mountain with ropes, just be careful, as any slip or daring too close to the cliff won´t end in a happy tourist story.. Surprisingly, this has become sort of a hiker´s Disneyland lately! ”
18 locals recommend
“Þingvellir is on the World heritage list there you see beautiful nature and history of our country”
23 locals recommend
“Iceland's famous black sand beach. Be careful not to get too close to the ocean, the waves can be super unpredictable.”
15 locals recommend
“Heiðmörk is the principal outdoor recreational area in the capital and district. If you want to take a walk or go for a jog, Heiðmörk is close to my apartment. ”
57 locals recommend
“Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Landmannalaugar is famous for its hiking trails. Four routes lead to Landmannalaugar and one of them is accessible by regular car, though the road is rough; stones the size of fists are not uncommon”
14 locals recommend
“Iceland’s tallest waterfall, is located in Botnsdalur valley, Hvalfjörður. Leading up to it is a fabulous hiking path that should only be attempted by those not daunted by heights or challenging hikes. Glymur is in the river Botnsá that runs out of Hvalvatn, which is a lake closed by molten lava, some 160 metres deep. In Hvalfjordur in West Iceland you can stand in awe before Iceland’s highest waterfall. Standing by the fall you'll have a good view of the surrounding landcape, which is is particularly attractive, as Hvalfjordur is widely considered one of Iceland's most beautiful fjords.The walk, approximately 4 hours roundtrip, will take you from the trailhead at Botnsa river through spectacular scenery including a rock arch and will have you crossing a crystal clear river on a strategically placed log.”
13 locals recommend
“Reykjavík´s local park is just around the corner, it has a art museum, frisby golf course, beach volley ball court and more.”
42 locals recommend
“A small amusement park aimed at kids. A nice day out would be to go to this park, and the Small animal park, that is next to it. ”
35 locals recommend
“A basic little park which is occupied by young hipsters and sun-loving crowd during the sunny days. Kids come here to play frisbee-golf, volleyball, soccer and the viking game "Kubb", which can be described as a mixture of bowling and horseshoes.”
42 locals recommend
“A pearl between lava fields and glaciers, Húsafell is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Iceland. ”
5 locals recommend
“The Hotel Husafell This is worth a visit for it’s fascinating views and scrumptious tasting menu. ”
4 locals recommend
“Nature bath in Hengill area. It is around an hours drive from Reykjavik. Hiking path from Hveragerdi. ”
19 locals recommend
“A nice little Forest, first trees planted on the Icelandic Independence day, 17. june 1944. If you are curious about what an Icelandic forest looks like.. or just want a nice picknick spot, surrounded by awe inspiring mountains, this place is worth checking out.”
1 local recommends