GOLDEN CIRCLE AND SOUTH COAST
Tour 006: Golden Circle South Coast, Super jeep private day tour passengers 1-4: 145.000ISK.
This tour combines two of the most popular tours of Southern Iceland: This combined itinerary takes you to many of Iceland's most dramatic, beautiful and memorable attractions:
We begin the day by driving to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) the national park with the view over the second largest lake in Iceland (Þingvallavatn) towards Alþingi, the oldest parliament in the world, where Iceland’s first parliament “Alþingi” was established in 930 AD. (UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004). At Þingvellir we get good information about the area and then we will take a short but interesting walk between the tectonic plates to the famous wishing well (Flosagja) where we will test our luck (bring coins ;-).
Then we will continue towards Laugarvatn lake which is surrounded by geothermal activity and continue to the Geyser area famous hot springs. We will take a walk through this high temperature area and were you will see the geyser Strokkur erupt regularly every 5-7 minutes. Our next stop is Gullfoss, or the Golden waterfall, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls.
Then we will drive on to south coast towards the famous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajokull, next stop is the beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss, where you can walk behind the 40 meter high waterfall. We continue to the beauty of waterfall Skogafoss. Finally we head off to enjoy the great sea stacks of Reynisdrangar with the basalt rock formations at the black-sand beach, which are located near Vík í Myrdal. On the way back to Reykjavik we have a chance to stop at the Þorvaldseyri, visitors center directly under the crater of Eyjafjallajökull. Once in Reykjavik we drop you off at your hotel or at a restaurant of your choice.
Highlights: Urriðafoss, Seljarlandsfoss, Skógarfoss waterfalls, Sólheimajökull glacier, Black sand beaches, Dyrhóley, Reynisdrangar, Parliament 930 A.D. and North Atlantic Rift, Geysir hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall,
Duration: 10 hours
Available: Every day
Departures: 08:30 am
Free hotel pick up in Reykjavik
Not included: Lunch and refreshments
Optional activities: Snowmobile, ATV tour and