Skogar Vacations

6700 miles (10783 kilometers) to the southwest of South Iceland, is Skogar, a popular spot for visitors wishing to discover more of the region. If you are coming from the Keflavik International Airport in South Iceland, Skogar lies 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the south.

Many of South Iceland’s key attractions are near to Skogar, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the wonderful Elf Garden and the much-loved Hafnarfjordur Free Church. Two other interesting attractions that are nearby Skogar are the Ishestar Riding Tours and Sudurbaejarlaug.

Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area the special place it is. Visit some of the remarkable artistic and historic collections including the Natural History Museum of Kopavogur in Kopavogur. Enjoy the fascinating exhibits at the Kopavogur Art Museum in Reykjavik. Lovers of the arts will find plenty to cheer about at venues such as the Salurinn Kopavogur Concert Hall in Kopavogur.

When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of South Iceland, head to one of the many nearby green spaces. Stare out over the water and go for a long walk at one of the local beaches, for example the Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach in Reykjavik.

Grab your camera and your walking shoes explore the many fascinating attractions South Iceland has to offer. Kopavogur Church in Kopavogur offer those visiting the opportunity to better understand the part religion has played in the area.

Skogar has a long and proud sporting history. Visit Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavik, home to the Iceland national football team soccer team in winter and the Iceland women's national football team. Relive the match’s greatest moments with local sports fanatics after the final whistle blows in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.

When you’re ready to slow down after discovering the delights of Skogar, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, the Hotel Viking, Hafnarfjordur, or the Hotel Hafnarfjordur.

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