The South Coast & Golden Circle | Sightseeing Day Tour

The South Coast & Golden Circle | Sightseeing Day Tour
Strokkur during a routine eruption at Haukadalur geothermal area.
The powerful, yet beautiful, Gullfoss Waterfall.
Distinctive basalt columns on the black sand beach, Reynisfjara.
The black sand beach Reynisfjara, on the South Coast.
A shot from behind the waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, along Iceland's South Coast.
Overlooking buildings at Þingvellir National Park.
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Experience the best of Icelandic sightseeing with this phenomenal tour combining the picturesque South Coast route with the country's most famed tourist trail, the Golden Circle. This is a fantastic opportunity for travellers looking to maximise their time in Iceland, experiencing as many of the country's attractions in one day as they can. 

You will begin with the Golden Circle sightseeing route, comprised of the Þingvellir National Park, Haukadalur Geothermal Valley and Gullfoss Waterfall. Þingvellir is approximately forty minutes from the capital and is the only UNESCO World Heritage site on Iceland's mainland. The area is famed for its incredible scenery, exposed tectonic plates and historical importance—the world's first democratically elected parliament was formed here in 930 AD!

Next up is Haukadalur, home to the hot springs, Strokkur and Geysir. Whilst the latter now sits dormant, Strokkur continues to erupt every five to ten minutes, blasting jets of hot water high up into the air. Aside from the hot springs, there are up to forty steaming fumaroles and bubbling mud pools that only add to the valley's unique nature. 

The final stop of the Golden Circle tour is the "Queen of Icelandic Waterfalls", Gullfoss. Dropping 32 metres over two cragged "steps", you'll quickly realise why this dramatic feature is so beloved by the Icelandic population. Gullfoss is not the last waterfall of the day, however. 

Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls are considered staple stops along the South Coast. Both standing at 60 metres, Seljandsfoss holds the distinction of being a rare example of an Icelandic waterfall that can be walked directly behind, providing mesmerising pictures!

As a volcanic island, Iceland is made up mainly of black basaltic material, evident by the country's many black sand beaches. The famous Reynisfjara beach is last stop before you return to Reykjavík. It has been ranked as one of the most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world and surrounding the beach are striking basaltic formation and columns.

Don't delay any longer! Book now and you too can experience the pleasures of both the Golden Circle and South Coast sightseeing routes. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Oct.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Danish, Portuguese
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Reynisdrangar
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

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. 

  • Pickup and drop off in Reykjavík

  • English speaking guide

  • Transportation

  • Sightseeing Stops

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Hiking Boots

  • Warm Clothing

  • Wind/Rainproof Outerwear

  • Your Camera

  • Snacks and Drinks

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It was a wonderful experience visiting Iceland. We got shown around all the great and beautiful places on the island. Our guide was fun as well. He told us alot about the different places and how nature forms the basis off al their resources. I would recommend to anyone thinking about visiting and sightseeing Iceland!
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