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Golden Circle & South Coast. Private Day Tour

Reykjavik, Iceland

From $260.00

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icon12 to 13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Explore the Golden Circle and scenic splendors of Iceland’s south coast on a private full-day 4x4 trip from Reykjavik, with an expert guide. Traveling by comfortable Jeep, tour the famous Golden Circle sights of Gullfoss, Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park; and explore the stunning landscapes and coastline of southern Iceland. View the nearby glaciers, visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and trace the craggy shoreline to witness awesome volcanic plains, black-sand beaches, and epic rock formations.
  • Private Golden Circle and South Coast day trip from Reykjavik in a 4x4 Jeep
  • See the continental rift and Althingi site at UNESCO-protected Thingvellir National Park
  • Admire the Gullfoss Waterfall and view the Strokkur Geyser
  • Visit Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
  • See the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara and Dyrholaey Rock Bridge
  • Enjoy undivided attention and personalized commentary from a private guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off in reykjavik
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Departure Point

Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Capital Region

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart your Reykjavik hotel by 4x4 Jeep, and set out on your full-day trip to Iceland’s Golden Circle and south coast. As you travel, hear about the country’s history and geology from your knowledgeable guide, and gaze out at the lunar-like lava fields and volcanic peaks.

Enter the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, and skirt the shores of Lake Thingvallavatn, one of Iceland’s largest natural lakes. Stop at Althing, where the country’s first parliament gathered in 930 AD, and visit the continental rift, where the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America meet above ground.

Walk between the two tectonic ridges, and for luck, toss a coin into the waters at Silfra, a crystal-clear, fissure pool between the plates. Visit the Geysir geothermal field, home to the Strokkur geyser, and behold the bubbling pools and wait five to 10 minutes to watch one of Strokkur’s regular eruptions, sending a high plume of hot water into the air.

Continue to see the double-tier waterfall at Gullfoss, whose name translates as Golden Waterfall.

Then, enjoy a tour of Iceland’s epic south coast and marvel at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss—two of Iceland’s most breathtaking waterfalls.

Finally, journey along the south coast’s cliffs and beaches, pausing for photos of its natural wonders. View the black sand bay at Reynisfjara to marvel at its basalt cliffs and the stunning natural rock bridge at Dyrholaey.

Your tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Reykjavik.
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park is known both historically and geologically. On the one hand, this is the place where the tectonic plates of America and Europe break, and on the other, it is a symbolically important place in the history of the formation of the Icelandic nation, the place of the formation of a national assembly since the time of the first settlers of the Viking Age.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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During this stop, we will take a walk through the small geothermal valley of Haukadalur, famous for its Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. Although Geysir is inactive today, Strokkur, the largest active geyser in the country, erupts every 5-10 minutes at an altitude of 20-35 meters (60-100 feet).
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Gullfoss is one of the most famous and beloved waterfalls in Iceland, it consists of two steps. The first cascade is 11 meters (33 feet) and the second drop is 21 meters (65 feet). The walls of the canyon into which the waterfall flows reach heights of up to 70 meters (230 feet). Geologists believe that the canyon was formed by glacial outbursts at the end of the last ice age.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Seljalandsfoss is a supremely graceful waterfall, fed by the meltwater of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier. This impressive natural wonder falls about 63 meters (200 feet) into the quiet pool below, and there is a hidden trail behind the falls so you can watch the waterfall from all directions.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Skogafoss, one of the largest and most elegant waterfalls in Iceland, is 25 meters (75 feet) wide and 60 meters (195 feet) high. A waterfall of this size generates a lot of sprays, which on sunny days often creates a bright single or even double rainbow, adding to the charm of Skogafoss Falls. We will be able to walk to the base of the waterfall, as well as climb the stairs to the observation deck to see the waterfall from above.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara is the most famous black sand beach on the south coast of Iceland. Its beautiful black sand and pebbles, vertical basalt columns, powerful ocean waves and the nearby Reinisdrangar sea cliffs make Reinisfjara a truly unique place to visit.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Top Iceland Tours

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  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Generally good
, Jun 2019
We saw many areas that large tours miss, and we felt we were given a lot of time for pictures, etc. While some areas of information were sketchy (e.g. bird life), overall the information was thorough. Food and rest stops were very good.
Sergei Shramko is the Best!
, Jul 2018
Best tour I've ever taken, thanks to Sergei. He absolutely made the trip for us. Thanks, new friend!
LOVED THIS TOUR. Expensive and...
Vickie r
, Jul 2017
LOVED THIS TOUR. Expensive and worth every penny. Sergei is knowledgeable and accommodating. With him, we saw things we knew we wanted to see as well as some fabulous sights we didn't even know existed. This tour maximized the limited time we had in Iceland. Have already recommended to friends.

Product code: 19155P8

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