South Coast & Golden Circle Day Tour

The powerful, yet beautiful, Gullfoss Waterfall.
Distinctive basalt columns on the black sand beach, Reynisfjara.
The black sand beach Reynisfjara, on the South Coast.
A shot from behind the waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, along Iceland's South Coast.
Skogafoss waterfall, on the South Coast.
Overlooking buildings at Thingvellir National Park.

This tour takes you to the attractions on both Golden Circle and South Coast tour, in one day.

Thingvellir is characterized by tectonic rift valley and marks the rifting of the Eurasian and North American plates from each other. In 930 the Icelandic Parliament, the first democracy in the world, was established at Thingvellir. Thingvellir became a World Heritage Site in 2004. Öxarárfoss is a waterfall at Thingvellir which we will also visit.

You probably did not know that the english name "geyser", derives from the one and only in the Haukadalur area. The geyser Geysir itself erupts boiling water up to 70 meters, but is almost inactive now. Strokkur, only few meters apart from Geyser, erupts on average every 4 minutes.

Gullfoss, Golden Waterfall, is very close to the Geysir area, and is a beautiful waterfall. Enjoy the view from above and walk down the path to get close to the powerful waterfall.

We will visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall which is 60 m high and flowing off a cliff near Eyjafjallajökull volcano. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall, which gives an extra thrill to the visit.

Skógafoss is on of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. It is also 60 m high and about 25 m wide. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are both in glacier rivers, meltwater from Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. Eyjafjallajökull is now famous for its 2010 volcanic eruption that disrupted air traffic in Europe.

Iceland is a volcanic island, made up mainly of basaltic material that is black in color. Hence, the "Black Beaches". The Reynisfjara black beach was, in 1991, ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. On the beach there are the remarkable basalt columns. Reynisdrangar is a seastack, a geological formation made by wave erosion of surrounding material.

We arrive in Reykjavík in late evening.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Oct.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Danish, Portuguese
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Reynisdrangar
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30

Pick up starts at 08:00. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly. You can also meet your tour guides at Harpa Concert Hall. If you choose to do so, please be at Harpa at 08:20.

  • Everything is included, except lunch. We will stop for lunch.

  • Food

What to bring:
  • Comfortable shoes and water proof clothing

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South Coast & Golden Circle Day Tour

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