Golden Circle & South Coast | Private Day Tour

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The powerful geyser Strokkur in geothermal valley Haukadalur loves to erupt regularly for all visitors of the Golden Circle.
The cave behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall provides a stunning and alternative view of the famous South Coast.
Travelling around Iceland in a Super Jeep enables you to reach places off the beaten track.
The waterfall Skógafoss is one of the most iconic in the country of Iceland, located on the South Shore.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Þingvellir is not only historically fascinating but a geological wonder on the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
The waterfall Gullfoss is the most famous in the entire country, its name means the Golden Falls and was the namesake of the Golden Circle sightseeing route.

Embark on this private day tour aboard a super jeep that encompasses two of the most renowned sightseeing routes in Iceland, the Golden Circle and South Coast. If you want to see the most celebrated attractions of the island in just one day, this excursion is your best bet.

After a pickup in Reykjavík City, your journey begins with a drive through Nesjavellir geothermal area, seeing the magnificent landscape of the mountain road, with a clear view of lake Þingvallavatn and Iceland's second largest power station Nesjavallavirkjun.

You then continue to Þingvellir National Park, the site of the oldest running democratic parliament in the world, Alþingi. Enjoy a fascinating presentation of the historical significance of the area, before embarking on a hike through Almannagjá Gorge, where the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates are pulling the Earth apart.

Then, you'll head past lake Laugarvatn to arrive at the Geyser geothermal area in Haukadalur Valley. See the fumaroles, mud pools, hot springs and geysers, as Strokkur regularly erupts boiling water high up in the air. Your next destination is Gullfoss, Iceland’s most spectacular waterfall, where it rumbles down a two-tiered staircase into the dramatic canyon of Ölfusá River.

Concluding your Golden Circle adventure, it's time to board your super jeep again and make your way to the South Coast, first stopping at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. These gorgeous falls boast a cave behind them, which you can walk behind to look out through their cascading curtain.

Then, you drive towards Þórsmörk Valley, an oasis nesting between two glaciers, arriving at the eruption site of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacial volcano. Here, you will discover a mystical cave with a hidden waterfall inside. 

After having enjoyed this location, you will head out to the other side of the glacier to meet the farmer of Þorvaldseyri, a farmstead situated directly under this powerful volcano. Continuing, your next stop will be the spectacular waterfall Skógafoss, boasting a majestic cascade of 60 metres (200 feet).

You will then head to the Sólheimasandur sand plain, visiting the crashed DC-3 Plane Wreck that gives this otherworldly desert an apocalyptic appeal. After this fantastic attraction, it's time to make your way back to Reykjavík City.

Secure your private tour of both the Golden Circle and South Coast now, to enjoy all the most celebrated wonders of Iceland within the scope of one, adventure-packed day. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Þórsmörk, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Sólheimasandur, Þingvallavatn, Nesjavellir, Laugarvatn, Haukadalur, Þorvaldseyri, South Coast
Pickup information:

    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.

    • English guide

    • Transportation in a Super Jeep

    • Pickup in Reykjavík

    • Crampons (in winter)

    • Meals

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothes

    • Good hiking shoes

    • Hat and gloves

    • Camera

    Good to know:

    This is a private tour, operated only in small groups of 3-7 people.

    Please note that this tour is weather dependent. In case of extreme weather, the route of the tour might be altered or a certain activity cancelled.

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    Golden Circle & South Coast | Private Day Tour

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