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

Gullfoss is one of Iceland's most beautiful waterfall, tumbling in two stages down a 90-degree bend in the Hvita river.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
12 hours
Mar. - Nov.
Minimum age
2 years old


Discover Iceland's top attractions in a single day with this private 12-hour Golden Circle and South Coast excursion from Reykjavik. Travelers keen to see Iceland's most famous waterfalls, geothermal areas, and beaches with a private tour guide should book this full-day tour now.

Your private excursion begins with a pick-up from your Reykjavik accommodation at 8-8:30 a.m. You won't need to wait for any other passengers, allowing you to maximize your sightseeing time. Private tours also ensure you have your guide's full attention and can enjoy a personalized experience.

After pick up, your driver will take you to explore the Golden Circle, Iceland's most popular sightseeing route. It's loved for its three incredible natural wonders and proximity to Reykjavik.

First up is the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Icelandic parliament was established at Thingvellir in 930 AD, making it an important place of historical significance. It's also geologically significant because it's the only place globally you can walk between two tectonic plates, a fascinating phenomenon.

The Haukadalur valley is home to the second Golden Circle site, the Geysir geothermal area. Geysir is renowned for giving the name to all other geysers worldwide! 

Although the Great Geysir is mostly dormant these days, its neighbor, Strokkur, guarantees a spectacular show. Strokkur reliably erupts every 5-10 minutes, sending a giant spray of water and steam high into the air and providing a "wow" factor for spectators.

The third Golden Circle attraction on your agenda is Gullfoss, possibly Iceland's most beautiful waterfall. Gullfoss thunders down two stages in a 90-degree bend in the Hvita river, an awe-inspiring spectacle to behold. It often features a rainbow in front on sunny days, adding to its splendor.

Next, your driver will take you to see the highlights of the South Coast, one of Iceland's most beautiful and visited regions. It's known for its spectacular waterfalls, glaciers, and beaches, and today, you'll see the most famous ones.

You'll see Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, equally breathtaking in their unique ways. Seljalandsfoss has a path encircling it, allowing you to walk behind the falls for a unique perspective. Skogafoss boasts power and beauty, and you can walk close to its base for impressive photos.

Next, you'll stop at the Solheimajokull outlet glacier. It has a lake with floating ice chunks at its base, a beautiful sight yet a sobering reminder of climate change. 

The day's final sightseeing stop is at Reynisfjara, Iceland's most famous black-sand beach. Marvel at the dramatic Reynisdrangar sea stacks rising from the ocean and the towering basalt columns lining the shore, a feast for the eyes.

After an action-packed day of sightseeing, your driver will take you back to Reykjavik, with an expected arrival time of 8:30 p.m.

If you're short on time, don't miss this unbeatable 12-hour Golden Circle and South Coast tour, covering the country's most famous natural wonders and bucket list attractions. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Professional, English-speaking tour guide
Pick-up and drop-off from your Reykjavik accommodation
Private tour experience
Free Wi-Fi in the vehicle



What to bring

Warm layers and waterproof outerwear
Gloves and hat
Good walking shoes

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