Private 12-Hour Combo Tour of Golden Circle and South Coast from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
12 hours
Mar. - Sept.
Minimum age


Journey into the most famous natural attractions of Iceland on this combination 12-hour private tour of the Golden Circle and South Coast. Travelers looking to maximize their day while seeing waterfalls, glaciers, geothermal fields, coastal areas, and more will love the jam-packed itinerary of this experience.

Your day tour in Iceland begins with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation or desired location in Reykjavik. With a friendly guide leading the way, you'll benefit from their extensive knowledge and expertise as they share insights into Iceland's history, geology, and culture.

As a private tour, you'll enjoy the flexibility and comfort of traveling at your own pace in a spacious vehicle. Say goodbye to rushing and hello to a tailor-made itinerary that suits your preferences.

The Golden Circle and South Coast are renowned as two of Iceland's top destinations. To maximize your day in the country, you'll have the opportunity to explore not just one but both regions through this private tour from Reykjavik. 

Starting with the Golden Circle, you'll visit the iconic Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its geological and historical significance. In this area, you can walk between two continents because it's home to a rift valley separating the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.

Next to visit are the spectacular Geysir geothermal area and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. Geysir is home to bubbling hot springs and the famous Strokkur geyser, which erupts with hot water every five to 10 minutes. 

Gullfoss, on the other hand, is the most popular cascade in the country thanks to its two-tiered flow and heavy mist that often creates rainbows.

Continuing your excursion to the South Coast, you'll encounter more breathtaking natural wonders. 

Enjoy seeing two more waterfalls through Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, both with an outstanding height of 200 feet (60 meters). While you can go behind the water curtain of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a staircase beside Skogafoss will let you admire it from the top.

Next, explore the Solheimajokull glacier, where you can witness the effects of glacial movement up close. Although you won't hike atop the glacier, the guide will take you on an excellent viewpoint to admire and photograph the icy terrain.

From here, the adventure takes you closer to the coast, where you'll visit the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Vik village, and the Dyrholaey peninsula.

Reynisfjara, Iceland's most iconic black sand beach, is famed for its striking basalt columns and long stretches of volcanic sands. Meanwhile, Vik is the southernmost village in mainland Iceland, known for its charming streets, souvenir shops, and scenic ocean views.

After a satisfying back-to-back sightseeing, the guide will drive you back to Reykjavik, marking the end of this 12-hour journey.

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to experience the best of the Golden Circle and South Coast in one day with the convenience of a private guide. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Private transfer from Reykjavik
English-speaking guide
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What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Comfortable walking shoes

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The itinerary will include stops where you can buy lunch and snacks.

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