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Small Group Comfort Golden Circle and South Coast in One Day | 4x4 SUV Tour

The massive rock arch at Dyrhólaey peninsula on the South Coast bathed in the summer sun's rays.
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Reykjavík
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English, Swedish
Available
All year
Minimum age
5 years old

Travel in comfort and style as you marvel over the magnificent landscapes of the famous Golden Circle and the stunning South Coast. This incredible opportunity is conducted in an SUV, guaranteeing a maximum group size of six, under the guidance of a knowledgeable, friendly local. Any seeking to pack as many natural wonders into their day as possible should not miss this tour.

After being picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik in your comfortable vehicle, you'll start your day with the magnificent Golden Circle route. The first destination on this trip is the historical Þingvellir National Park, which sits between two dramatic tectonic plates. The edges are clearly visible and marked by deep cracks in the ground on both valley sides. The area is also noted for its birch forests, ravines, lava landscapes, and crystal-clear water from underground rivers,

Furthermore, this is the place where the Viking settlers established what is now the world's longest-running ongoing parliament.

After Þingvellir, you'll be driven to the Geysir Geothermal Area. This colorful, hilly landscape is broken with steaming and spouting hot springs; Strokkur is particularly spectacular as it blows boiling water up to 20 meters high into the air every five minutes or so.

Next is Gullfoss, one of the island's best-known waterfalls. It cascades in two steps into a deep canyon and is fuelled by the enormous glacier of Langjokull (which is visible on clear days). 

While most tours end after marveling over this site, you will instead begin a second trip along the beautiful South Coast.

You will start this with two more waterfalls, as beautiful as Gullfoss but strikingly different.  Seljalandsfoss has a cavern you can walk into to view it from behind, while Skógafoss is very powerful and throws off a massive cloud of spray in the air. These waterfalls sit in the shadow of the notorious subglacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull.

If the weather permits, you'll see this ice cap - as well as Mýrdalsjökull and Sólheimajökull - as you drive further along the South Coast. Even if it does not, you'll still be able to marvel over the stunning coastline.

Your next attraction is Dyrholey, a set of cliffs with a mighty rock arch. Though stunning year-round, it is particularly incredible in summer when it becomes home to thousands of nesting puffins. Finally, you will head to Reynisfjara, a black sand beach with unusual basalt columns, powerful waves, and the striking rock formations of Reynisdrangar, which are said to be frozen trolls.

After these two sightseeing adventures, you'll be escorted in style and comfort back to your Reykjavik hotel, with the chance to marvel over the South Coast sites in reverse as you do.

Don't miss the opportunity to see Iceland's most iconic attractions with a guaranteed small group by booking this full-day SUV excursion. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Free pick-up.
English and Scandinavian speaking local driver-guide
Admission to all attractions

Activities

Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Outdoor shoes
Great expectations

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Expect weather-changes

We will stop for refreshments.

Wool keeps you dry and warm. Cotton keeps you wet and cold.

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