Golden Circle & South Coast | Private Day Tour

Free pickup
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees
12 hours
All year

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.


English guide
Transportation in Luxury Van 1-7 passengers
Pickup in Reykjavík
Crampons (in winter)


Super Jeep


Golden Circle
South Coast

What to bring

Warm clothes
Good hiking shoes
Hat and gloves

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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