Golden Circle and South Coast. Day Tour

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This incredible tour takes you around the Golden Circle and the South Coast in one day to visit the main attractions of Iceland’s two most popular routes.


  • A perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Visit the most popular tourist attractions in one day
  • Explore waterfalls, hot springs, black sand beaches, and ocean cliffs


The tour starts from Reykjavik, and heads to Thingvellir National Park. We shall walk along the Almannagja fissure in the Thingvellir, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates diverge. Thingvellir served as a parliament place for centuries, from the early Viking settler’s time to the late 18th century. We will then continue to the Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most stunning landmarks. The falls are 32m/100ft high and are divided into two steps, the falling water flowing through a long, rugged canyon. The HvitaRiverr forms the waterfall, flowing from the Langjokull glacier. In summer, when the amount of meltwater from Langjokull is exceptionally high, it increases to an average of 140 cubic meters per second. The next stop will be in the Haukadalur, the Valley of Geysers, one of the main attractions of the route. Here, the Strokkur geyser spews a mixture of hot water and steam up to 20-30m/65-100ft every 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, the other hot springs in the area, led by the great Geysir, are quiet but colorful. After visiting the three foremost attractions of the Golden Circle route, we head to the South Coast towards Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Its height is 63 m/210ft, and it is stunningly beautiful. It offers walks along the trail behind the waterfall, which is especially beautiful on a sunny day when you can see the rainbow. We shall then drive east along the farms at the foot of the former coastline in the Eyjafjoll area and arrive at the mighty Skogafoss, a 60m/200ft waterfall fed by Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers. This majestic waterfall is one of the most visited places in Iceland, and for a good reason. After visiting the waterfall, we recommend stopping for lunch in Skogar. Next, we continued our journey and stopped for a walk along the coast of Reynisfjara beach, near the village of Vik. It is considered the most impressive black sand beach in Iceland, with unique vertically shifted basalt columns reminiscent of a stone-stepped pyramid. In the water opposite the beach, you will also see the stunningly shaped basalt rocks of Reynisdrangar. Afterward, we will turn around and take the road back to Reykjavik. Please note: the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.


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