South Coast and Golden Circle Tour - AdventureTripr


South Coast and Golden Circle Tour

duration: 3 days

difficulty: Easy

group size: 10

experience: Beginner


This small-group, 3-day tour is fabulous for those with limited time to enjoy the best of Iceland. You will witness the most popular adventures: spectacular waterfalls, glacier hikes, and an ice cave at Vatnajokull, Europe’s biggest glacier. Your nights are far away from towns and light pollution, giving you the best chance of seeing the glittering Northern Lights during winter time.  


- New Katla Ice Cave (summer season only)  

- Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)  

- Geysir Hot Springs  

- Gullfoss Waterfall  

- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall  

- Skógafoss Waterfall  

- Skaftafell - Vatnajökull National Park  

- Svartifoss Waterfall (summer only)  

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Day 1: The Famous Golden Circle Route

Your tour begins with the famous Golden Circle: Þingvellir (Thingvellir), Geysir and Gullfoss. Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the historic location of the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi. Established in 930 c.e., this is the oldest continuously operated Parliament in the world, situated in one of the most geologically fascinating places on the planet.  

Thingvellir is home to a rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The cliffs look out over Þingvallavatn, a very beautiful lake set within this incredible landscape.  

Next, you’ll visit the geothermal wonder Geysir Geothermal Area. Though now dormant, its neighbor Strokkur always delights. You won’t have to wait more than a few minutes to see Strokkur burst forth scalding water skywards, jumping up to 25 meters high.  

Finally, you stop at Gullfoss (the Golden Falls), the most-visited waterfall in Iceland. Witness the powerful Hvita (“White”) River roar down the two-tiered cliffs into the rugged canyon below.  

After the Golden Circle, you drive southward. On a clear day, you’ll get great views of Mount Hekla on the way to Seljalandsfoss, one of the most unusual waterfalls in the world. You can walk behind these graceful falls to enjoy the view from both sides.  

Your hotel for the night will be close to the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a fantastic base to catch the mesmerizing Northern Lights during September and April months if conditions are right. A little luck is very useful when it comes to auroras!  

Meals: None  

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On day 1, for 2 days

You will be staying at Hótel Geirland or similar in Kirkjubæjarklaustur on double occupancy basis.  



Admission fees
Guide fees
Local guide
Some meals


Alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Airport transfer
Some meals

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy for this trip is as follows:  

Any cancellation done 61 days prior to the departure day gets a full refund minus 10%. cost of the trip. This percentage reflects our cost of booking and preparing your trip.  

From day 60 until 31 you have the right to a 50% refund of cost of the trip.  

From day 30 until the day of departure, will not receive any refund.  


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$975 USD