Prime: Golden Circle Special (Private tour).
The Golden Circle Special private tour combines two of the most popular tours of southern Iceland: The Golden Circle and the South Coast tour. This private tour allows you to experience the magnificent nature of southern Iceland in a private vehicle with your own driver-guide. The tour starts with a pickup at your accommodation in the greater metropolitan area of Reykjavik. From there the journey heads towards the southern part of Iceland which is renowned for various nature attractions and interesting exhibits.
What to expect:
- Þingvellir national park
- Geysir geothermal area
- The magnificent waterfalls Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
- Views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic glacier
- Drive through the charming villages of Hvolsvöllur and Hella
- Optional visit to the Lava centre and Skogar Museum
Þingvellir national park
The historical and geological wonder that is Þingvellir national park is home to the site of where the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Þingvellir is also home to the site of the world's oldest parliament Alþingi which was founded in the year 930 AD. Þingvellir has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list ever since.
Geysir geothermal area
The Geysir geothermal area is home to the geyser Strokkur which shoots a column of water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in a thrilling display of natures forces.
Gullfoss waterfall tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 meter (105 ft.) deep. The waterfall derives from the river Hvítá and offers exceptional scenery and views showing the true beauty of Iceland's nature.
This picturesque waterfall faces the traffic heading along the Ring road of Iceland. It's narrow and falls off a cliff above a cavern. It's quite easy to walk up to the base of the waterfall and behind it along a pathway inside the cavern.
This mighty waterfall is one of Icelands biggest waterfalls towering 60 meters high (197 ft.) and 25 meters (82 ft.) wide. By the waterfall you can visit Skogar folk museum to get a better insight into the life of Icelanders throughout history in the southern region.
We offer an optional stop at the Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur and the Skogar Museum at Skógafoss. The Lava Centre is an interactive and high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Skogar Museum is a cultural heritage collection of 15,000 regional artifacts exhibited in 6 historical buildings and 3 museums.
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What is included
Private guide and private vehicle
Pickup at accommodation in Reykjavik metropolitan area
We recommend travelers check the weather forecast for southern Iceland and dress accordingly.
This is a private tour in a private vehicle. Your driver will attend to your needs if you need any assistance. This is a family friendly tour and vehicles can be supplied with child seats included with no extra charge. We offer wheelchair accessible vehicles for travelers with limited mobility.