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Golden Circle and South Coast – Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Visit the Golden Circle and South Shore of Iceland on a private 13 hour day tour. Take a walk between continental plates in Thingvellir National park, visit Geysir valley and Gullfoss waterfall, go behind Seljalandsfoss and fill a mist of Skogafoss waterfall, discover black-sand beaches of Reynisfjara and more. This tour is suitable for those who want to do the most during their day.
- 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
- Tours of more than 4 may be operated in minibus or separate SUV´s
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Pingvellir, Thingvellir 801 Iceland

Thingvellir National Park is known with both historical and geological meaning.

The Mid Atlantic Ridge comes over Iceland, dividing a country into two parts belonging to American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and Thingvellir is a part of fissure zone on the tectonic plate boundary. The valley at Thingvellir contains the largest lake in Iceland, Thingvallavatn.

Thingvellir is also Iceland’s cradle of Democracy and the birthplace of Althingi parliament. The direct translation of Thingvellir is Parliament-fields. Althingi is the oldest extant parliament in the world, established around 930 and continued as a general parliament assembly until 1798. Althingi performed its duties at Logberg in Thingvellir, meaning the Law-rock, which is where most of the speeches were held. Iceland declared it‘s official independence from Denmark in 1944 at Thingvellir on the 17th of June, making this date Icelandic national day.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Strokkur, Haukadalsvegur, Geysir Iceland

Geysir is a famous hot spring in the geothermal area of Haukadalur Valley, found in south-west Iceland. Though Geysir itself is rarely active these days, Haukadalur Valley boasts a plethora of hot springs and geysers, including the powerful Strokkur, Smiður, and Litli-Strokkur.

Strokkur is, arguably, the country’s most famous hot spring, shooting vast jets of boiling water from 20 meters (65 feet) up to 40 meters (130 feet) high. Don’t worry about missing this incredible spectacle of nature, as Strokkur erupts every five to ten minutes; just make sure to have your camera ready.

Geysir is much larger, but years can go by between eruptions here; it is currently in an inactive phase. When it does erupt, the water can shoot up in the air as high as 70 meters (230 feet).

At the southern part of the valley, Thykkuhverir, you’ll find various bubbling mud pots. These spooky brown cauldrons are fumaroles that boil up through the loose ground; after a dry spell, these mud pools are likely to transform into a hardened fumarole.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland

Gullfoss (translated to ‘Golden Falls’) is one of Iceland’s most iconic and beloved waterfalls, found in the Hvita river canyon in south-west Iceland. The water in Hvita river travels from the glacier Langjokull, before cascading 32 meters (105 feet) down Gullfoss’ two stages in a dramatic display of nature’s raw power.

The waterfall consists of two stages. The first, shorter cascade is 11 meters (36 feet), while the second drop is 21 meters (69 feet). The canyon walls on both sides of the waterfall reach heights of up to 70 meters (230 feet), descending into the great Gullfossgjufur canyon. Geologists believe that this canyon was formed by glacial outbursts at the end of the last ice age.

In the summer, approximately 140 cubic meters (459 cubic feet) of water surges down the waterfall every second, while in winter that number drops to around 109 cubic meters (358 cubic feet). With such energy, visitors should not be surprised to find themselves drenched by the waterfall’s mighty spray.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Hella Iceland

Seljalandsfoss waterfall is a supremely graceful waterfall located in the South Coast of Iceland. This spectacular natural wonder drops around 60 meters into the otherwise tranquil pool below and a hidden path leads you behind the waterfall so you can view the fall from a complete 360° angle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar Iceland

Skógafoss (Skogafoss waterfall) is one of the largest and most elegant waterfalls in Iceland, it has a width of 25 meters and the cascade drops 60 meters. A waterfall of this size generates a lot of spray which often creates a single or double rainbow on sunny days, adding to the charm of Skogafoss Waterfall.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dyrholaey, Vik Iceland

Dyrholaey “Door Hill Island” or the Arch with the Hole is an incredible promontory on the South Coast in Iceland. With a stunning and historical lighthouse and stunning views over the black beaches and surrounding glaciers, this is a must do on the Ring Road in Iceland.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Black Sand Beach, Vikurbraut, Vik 870 Iceland

Reynisfjara Beach is the most famous black sand beach on the South Coast of Iceland. Its beautiful black sand, powerful waves, and the nearby Reynisdrangar sea stacks make Reynisfjara a truly unique place to visit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik,

Pickup outside of Reykjavik is available at additional cost.

Departure time:

8:00 AM

Duration:

13 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Max S

Best tour I've ever taken, thanks to Sergei. He absolutely made the trip for us. Thanks, new friend!

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Vickie r

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.

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Leslie Z

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.


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Golden Circle and South Coast – Private Day Tour from Reykjavik
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Visit the Golden Circle and South Shore of Iceland on a private 13 hour day tour. Take a walk between continental plates in Thingvellir National park, visit Geysir valley and Gullfoss waterfall, go behind Seljalandsfoss and fill a mist of Skogafoss waterfall, discover black-sand beaches of Reynisfjara and more. This tour is suitable for those who want to do the most during their day.

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$121.1

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