• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
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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 Eyjafjallajokull and Solheimajokull 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
  • View the famous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano and Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Visit Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
  • See the Myrdalssandur Sand Flats, the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara and Dyrholaey Rock Bridge
  • Enjoy undivided attention and personalized commentary from a private guide

What You Can Expect

Golden Circle and South Coast – Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

Strokkur Geyser

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. See the natural thermal pools at Laugarvatn, and visit the Geysir geothermal field, home to the Strokkur geyser. 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; and then enjoy a tour of Iceland’s epic south coast.

Take in the glacier of Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that caused the famous air traffic delays of 2010, and if you wish, stop to pick up some of the ash left from the eruption. 

Drive to the edges of the Solheimajokull glacier, a massive blue-colored tongue of ice that’s part of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap, 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 vast plain of volcanic sands at Mýrdalssandur, and continue to 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.

Customer Reviews

Max S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

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

Vickie r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

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