South Iceland is one of the popular destinations for travellers both for short trips or long trips as it has multiple travel attractions and it is also part of the Ring Road. The Southern regions have multiple towns along road number 1 (the main road of Iceland) and the largest town is Selfoss which has a population of 7,616 people.
This part of the country has various attractions and activities for travellers to explore whether it's the geothermal area, the glacier, the National Park Þingvellir or multiple waterfalls on the road for you to fill up the memory in your camera. But this region is also well known for Northern Lights spotting as it’s remote from the city lights which make it perfect to capture the Aurora with the beautiful attraction on it.
Let’s find out our top spotted Northern Lights location in the South of Iceland!
As mentioned, Selfoss is the largest town in the southern regions. Being the largest town does not mean the town is crowned, it has only 6% of the population of the capital city. The town is located around 50 km away from Reykjavík and it’s situated between Hveragerði and Hella. It's perfect for travelers who want to stay in the lovely town before continuing their trip toward the south coast as it has various restaurants, café and shops.
Höfn is the blooming town location in Hornafjörður. The town is situated at the end of the south coast before the East. Höfn is located close to Vatnajökull, the largest glacier of Europe and the famous Mt. Vestrahorn is just around 16 minutes from the town. Find out how to get to Vestrahorn.