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Golden Circle and South Coast - 2 day tour

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Golden Circle and South Coast - 2 day tour

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What's included, what's not

  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Pick up from accommodation
  • Driver/guide
  • Private tour
  • WiFi on board
  • Complementary Icelandic Water
  • accommodation with breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
  • Entry/Admission - Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Lunch and dinner

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all type of weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 10 years (with adults)
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Returns to original departure point
  • Departure time: 9:00 AM

What you can expect

Itinerary

Day 1: Golden Circle - Secret Lagoon

Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland
Þingvellir (Thingvellir) is a historic site and national park in Iceland, east of Reykjavík. It's known for the Alþing (Althing), the site of Iceland's parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. On the site are the Þingvellir Church and the ruins of old stone shelters. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures like the huge Almannagjá fault.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840 Iceland
We make the bread from an old recipe, we dig it into the warm ground and bake it for 24 hours,
we dig the bread up, and it's delicious! Come and see for your self!

Experience the geothermal energy first hand and try our geothermal baked bread!
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Efsti-Dalur 2, Iceland
This family farm has opened up for tourists and offers a variety of products straight from the farm, such as the famous ice cream, skyr, and feta cheese. The restaurant also offers beef from the farm and other local food.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Geysir, Geysir, South Region
Geysir, sometimes known as The Great Geysir, is a geyser in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The English word geyser derives from Geysir. The name Geysir itself is derived from the Icelandic verb geysa the verb from Old Norse
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland
The wide Hvítá river flows southward, and about a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step “staircase” and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 metres or 36 feet, and 21 metres or 69 feet) into a crevice 32 metres (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 metres (66 ft) wide and 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running down the waterfall is 140 cubic metres (4,900 cu ft) per second in the summer and 80 cubic metres (2,800 cu ft) per second in the winter. The highest flood measured was 2,000 cubic metres (71,000 cu ft) per second.

During the first half of the 20th century and some years into the late 20th century, there was much speculation about using Gullfoss to generate electricity. During this period, the waterfall was rented indirectly by its owners, Tómas Tómasson and Halldór Halldórsson, to foreign investors. However, the investors' attempts were unsuccessful, partly due to lack of money. The waterfall was later sold to the state of Iceland, and is now protected.

Sigríður Tómasdóttir, the daughter of Tómas Tómasson, was determined to preserve the waterfall's condition and even threatened to throw herself down. Although it is widely believed, the very popular story that Sigríður saved the waterfall from exploitation is untrue. A stone memorial to Sigriður, located above the falls, depicts her profile.[1]

Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. Together with Þingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, Gullfoss forms part of the Golden Circle, a popular day excursion for tourists in Iceland.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Fridheimar, Reykholt 801 Iceland
At Friðheimar, we grow tomatoes all year round, despite Iceland’s long, dark winters, under artificial lighting in greenhouses. We welcome visitors to see our greenhouses and then enjoy a taste of the crop. And now they can make delicious food souvenirs away with them, made of our tomatoes and cucumbers. We also breed horses and put on a horse show – in fourteen different languages.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, Hvammsvegur, Fludir 845 Iceland
Secret Lagoon natural hot springs are located in the small village called Fludir and are in the Golden Circle area. We have kept it natural and unique for our guests so they can get the true Icelandic feeling. The pool’s natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water stays at 38-40 Celsius all year. In the whole area there are several geothermal spots and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring. During winter, the northern lights often give a great lightshow above Secret Lagoon. What better way to view the spectacular light show overhead than relaxing in the pool’s warm water?
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in the south, somewhere in the Hella area.

Day 2: The South Coast tour and Glacier Hike

Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, 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
Only a few kilometers away from the south shores of Iceland, lies the village of Skógar along the Southern Ring Road. It is a popular summer-resort centre surrounded by unusual scenic beauty. The breath-taking view of Skogáfoss waterfall and scenic surroundings and the snow-capped heights of two towering glaciers are Skógar's major summer attractions. There are two settlements by this name. One is Ytri-Skógar (outer or western Skógar) and the other Eystri-Skógar (eastern Skógar), located at a short distance from each other. Ytri-Skógar, commonly referred to as Skógar, is the main settlement. It is an old farm and has a church from 1890. It is located between the Skógá and Kverná rivers.
The greatest attraction of Skógar is of course the beautiful 60-metre high Skogáfoss waterfall in the river Skógá. Like the legends of buried treasures of Egill Skallagrímsson in Mosfell near Reykjavík and Ketilbjörn in Mosfell near Skálholt, there is a similar legend about the settler Þrasi who is believed to have buried his chest of gold under the Skogáfoss waterfall.
If the sun conditions are favourable - one can see a vivid rainbow in front of the waterfalls. The river below the falls holds a large salmon and char population and fisherman are seen here fishing July - October. The path leading to the top of the waterfalls continues following the river upstream - where numerous more dramatic waterfalls of sheer beauty are to be found. A great hike - to say the least!
One of the finest folk museums in Iceland is situated in extraordinarily beautiful natural surroundings. The interesting local folk museum has a collection of over 6000 artifacts and examples of various types of dwellings in Iceland since the early times. The collection of tools and equipment used at land and sea is outstanding. The museum also has an old turf farmhouse, where guests can experience the standards of living in Iceland in past centuries.
From Skógar the Ring Road runs eastwards along the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, across the southern sandy plains and over glacial rivers, passes Seljavellir and continues along the soaring glaciated massive of Eyjafjöll and the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi. From here runs a 10 km long trek along the river Skógá over the Fimmvörðuháls Pass between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers to the mountain oasis of Þórsmörk.
Skógar is a place to explore the natural diversity of the south or, if the weather is good, to spend a holiday amid beautiful and rugged landscapes. It is also very close to the ocean and the unique black beach.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Solheimajokull Glacier, Vik Iceland
This is an informative and easy glacier walk on Sólheimajökull glacier. Your certified and experienced glacier guide will lead you through a frozen wonderland of different shades of glacier ice. The spectacular colors of the ice can be white, blue or crystal clear. You will safely view deep crevasses and water cauldrons, along with other interesting features of the glacier. During the glacier hike, you will have plenty of photo opportunities. Additionally, your expert guide will share their wisdom about the ever-changing landscapes of the Icelandic glaciers, their formation and how these icy giants are connected with the surrounding volcanoes and mountains. No technical skills are needed for this tour and you will be provided with all the necessary glacier walk equipment. This is a great, family-friendly way to experience an Icelandic glacier.


Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes

Stop At: Black Sand Beach, Vikurbraut, Vik 870 Iceland
Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal.
With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches. In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet.
Reynisfjara is found around 180 kilometers (112 miles) from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, and is a popular stop-off for those taking a sightseeing tour along the popular South Coast.
Duration: 40 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

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  • Reykjavik Capital Region

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    • Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Capital Region Traveler pickup is offered Ports Sundahöfn Skaffabakki
    • Reykjavik Capital Region

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