Golden Circle & South Coast

From: € 89 € 100
Duration: ~ 11 hours

Uniting two of the most popular day tours into one magical day filled with mesmerising nature and rich history, this journey will leave you in awe of mother nature


  • Thingvellir National Park—walk through the valley where the tectonic plates are drifting apart, and trace the steps of Iceland’s early settlers where brutal Viking-age justice was carried out and the Althingi parliament was founded
  • Waterfalls—feel the raw power of some of Iceland´s most famous waterfalls: colossal Gullfoss, enchanting Seljalandsfoss and breathtaking Skogafoss
  • Geysir geothermal area—watch in awe as the geyser Strokkur launches boiling water into the air
  • Black sand beach—behold the striking basalt columns, supernatural black sand, and immense sea stacks of Reynisfjara


  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Tour Itinerary

Combining the highlights of Iceland’s Golden Circle and South Coast all into one day, this tour will leave you in awe of Iceland’s raw and rugged beauty. Embark on a journey to experience the tectonic plates, geothermal geyser area, black sand beach, basalt columns and the many waterfalls on the doorstep of Reykjavik.

A voyage back in time
The journey begins on the comfortable Gray Line Iceland coach heading east and into the UNESCO designated world heritage site, Thingvellir National Park. The birthplace of Althingi, Iceland’s parliament founded in 930 AD, this is also where the tectonic plates are slowly pulling apart to create a rift valley. 

Wet and wild
Deep in the interior of the Golden Circle is the colossal Gullfoss waterfall where several walkways take you around and up close to the two tiers of gushing water. Continuing along the scenic route, the next stop is home to “The Great Geysir” hot spring—the namesake of all geysers. The geothermal area is where the active Strokkur geyser blasts boiling water high up into the air every few minutes. 

South Coast gems
Heading onwards to the picturesque South Coast and the captivating Skógafoss waterfall, the stairs along the side allow you to walk right to the top for a spectacular view of the falls and the valley below. 

Mystical beach
At the next stop, black pebbles gradually turn into sand on the mystical Reynisfjara beach where the towering basalt rock formations can be climbed and the otherworldly Reynisdrangar sea stacks can be seen just offshore. 

Fairy-tale ending
To end the magical day, you are taken to Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you have the opportunity to walk behind the waterfall and feel the spray on your skin—a true feast for the senses.

Memories that last a lifetime 
Loaded with historical facts and captivating tales, your knowledgeable Iceland tour expert will fill your imagination and bring the astonishing landmarks to life. The pictures you take on your journey with Gray Line Iceland will become all the richer with the memories and stories behind them.

Please note

  • Family friendly tour
  • Food and beverage available for purchase at most stops
  • Restrooms at most stops
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pickup points

Not booked your hotel yet? Hotel not listed? Staying with a friend/family?

Don't worry, you can give us that information when you add this item to your cart.

Pickup Info

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4 is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail:

100 11 hours

Thank you for submitting review

Rating & Reviews

Golden Circle and South Coast in one day!


It was a great day full of information and stunning nature ... Picked up at out hotel and then a 12 hour trip along the golden circle and the south coast! Simon was a funny entertainer, informative guide and a good driver. We had just two days on Iceland and saw a lot of the southern region in just one day. Of course, there was just a short time at every location (about 30 min), but to get a small insight into it, it was very good. We can recommend the "golden circle and south coast tour" for people who have just a short time and want to see as much as possible... Thanks to Simon and Gray Line!

View more

02 December, 2018 by Mrs Anja Ehmke on Grayline Tour

Great experience.


Bus was like new. All reservations worked like clock work. Guides and driver were exceptional.

09 October, 2018 by Ms Carol Palmer on Grayline Tour


The guide was great.. very informative, and made the tour fun. It was a small group of just 5 passengers which I think was perfect.. the bus wasn't crowded and it felt more personal. We stopped at each stop for about 40-45 minutes which was a perfect amount of time to take in each destination. Would recommend!

09 October, 2018 by Ms Aisha Dashoka on Grayline Tour

Grayling makes it so easy!


Very easy and hassle-free to book online.

08 October, 2018 by Ms Priyanka Sharma on Grayline Tour



This was an amazing experience! We got to see all the amazing waterfalls and black sand beach, that was unreal! We had a lot of time to explore the different locations and learned a lot about them. Our tour guide, Dagmar (I think) was excellent! During the drive to the places she shared many great facts about Iceland and what it’s like living there. She also shared personal stories which was amazing to listen to. I was traveling alone so she’s offered to take pictures of me which was very kind! I highly recommend this tour!

View more

29 September, 2018 by Ms Alexandra Forninge on Grayline Tour

Fantastic tour!


Excellent tour guide, comfortable mini bus, and amazing sights!

29 September, 2018 by Mr Trevor Currie on Grayline Tour

The best tour and knowledgeable guide of Iceland ever!


Booking online with Gray Line in advance is easy and guarantees you a seat on the day of travel. Be advised, the Gray Line ticket office in downtown Reykjavik Iceland is not currently open as construction activity is taking place all around. Buy your tickets in advance like I did online enjoy more time doing whatever else you want during your stay in Iceland!

View more

23 September, 2018 by Mr Gregory Ziolkowski Jr. on Grayline Tour

Grayline are comprehensive and professional


Grayline were professional, thorough, and the booking was easy, with all the tour options listed. The only one doing this particular tour in Iceland, and seemingly also the most reasonably priced in Iceland.

22 September, 2018 by Mr Procheta Mallik on Grayline Tour

Great tour.


Good tour guide. Enjoyed the scenic stops.

21 September, 2018 by Mr Lloyd Brewer on Grayline Tour

Comfortable minibuses, reliable, knowledgeable tour guides.


Reliable, lovely and interesting tour guides and great experiences. Ordered direct online and no problems faced. First time I’ve used your company. I liked the small minibuses which were comfortable. Also answered all my queries quickly and politely via email. Will definitely use again.

21 September, 2018 by Mrs Katherine Turner-Payne on Grayline Tour


Excursion intéressante, dense. Beaucoup d'anecdotes et de détails de la part de notre guide. Je recommande cette prestation.

10 September, 2018 by Ms Christelle JAMOT on Grayline Tour

Recommended tour company


I would recommend Grayline tours, it’s easy to book online. They pick up on time and the drivers and guides are very courteous. The Golden Circle and South Coast tour we took was great, it’s perfect for anyone who only have a short time in Iceland. We learned a lot of little trivia about Iceland from our guide. He was so nice.

View more

07 September, 2018 by Mr Hermes Villamor on Grayline Tour

Easy booking process


It was simple to find the tour I wanted and make the booking. The tips and reviews were also useful in setting my expectations for the tour.

06 September, 2018 by Ms Jeanette Pasuizaca on Grayline Tour

Everything went very well


They were on time for pick up, and we had a great guide.

05 September, 2018 by Ms Jean Doyle on Grayline Tour

A Great Experience


The tours were all conducted in a very professional manner . The driver/guides were well informed and they were on time each day. We took 4 tours in total and the same applies to all of them. As a travel agent I have found Gray Line to be the one I recommend to my clients.

03 September, 2018 by Ms Ann McCarthy on Grayline Tour


Highly recommend this tour

01 September, 2018 by Mr Michael Davis on Grayline Tour

great trip and great guide simon


EASY to use, on time very helpfull staff

01 September, 2018 by Mr Thomas nielsen on Grayline Tour



31 August, 2018 by Mrs Teresa Hutter on Grayline Tour


Booking online was really easy.

27 August, 2018 by Mr Julien Matthey-Vasquez on Grayline Tour


Very smooth and easy booking process

23 August, 2018 by Mr Reginald Belgrave on Grayline Tour


Very knowledgeable & safe driver.

21 August, 2018 by Ms Marjorie Roti on Grayline Tour

Streamlined and smooth booking experience


The website was easy to navigate and gave great detailed overviews of the itinerary.

20 August, 2018 by Ms Ariella Lvov on Grayline Tour

Excellent, long-day tour.


Hallie is a wonderful host and guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend any tour given by him.

19 August, 2018 by Mr James BARTELT on Grayline Tour



Had a great Golden Circle and South Coast tour! Our guide was super friendly and informative. Pick ups were on-time and busses were top notch.

14 August, 2018 by Mr Scott Smith on Grayline Tour


The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He told us personal stories that helped us to connect ourselves to the tour and kept us engaged. I highly recommend doing the Golden Circle and Southern Coast tour!

10 August, 2018 by Ms Nicole Ogata on Grayline Tour


Amazing scenery, incredible guide and awesome driver. Excellent day!

09 August, 2018 by Mr Gregory Janes on Grayline Tour


Willy was a fantastic guide who was truly passionate about showing our group through Iceland! Both the sites on the Golden Circle and South Coast were perfectly timed, and Willy had many interesting facts! I would completely recommend this tour!

08 August, 2018 by Mr Keegan Scott on Grayline Tour


Had a great tour. Disa is a fantastic tourguide!

07 August, 2018 by Mr Kim Chee on Grayline Tour

Amazing tour with the South included


Booking was quick and easy via mobile and everything happened on schedule the morning of the pickups, all very efficient.

02 August, 2018 by Mr Christopher Mcloughlin on Grayline Tour

Easy, fast booking.


Very easy and fast. I had no problem booking exactly what I wanted with just a few clicks.

31 July, 2018 by Ms Tanya Schuck on Grayline Tour

Long, mais une bonne retour pour le prix!


C’est un tour fabuleux, un guide Simon, intéressant.

30 July, 2018 by Mr Annie Drapeau on Grayline Tour

Espectacular tour


Excelente tour ! Organizado a la perfección. Simon fue mi guía y fue genial. 100% recomendable

26 July, 2018 by Mr Diego Cecchini on Grayline Tour

Great tour and guide


Tour hit 6 key spots. Water falls, geyser, continental divide, black beach. Long day, but got to see both sides of Iceland. Tour guide was very informative and funny. Drop off back at home was very convenient. Right on time pickup too.

11 July, 2018 by Mr Paul Fenaroli on Grayline Tour

Golden Circle and South Beach


Easy to use and book.

10 July, 2018 by Ms Kat Murphy on Grayline Tour

Fantastic trip with amazing value


We had the Golden Circle & South Coast tour 2nd of July. We would like to thank our guide Tanya, who was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire trip. Eleven hours is a really long tour with a changing and challenging weather, but she was happy and helpful and insightful the entire time. We had a really small timeframe at Iceland and we don't know if we make it back there in years or decades so this was for us fantastic. She helped us to enjoy the entire day. Thank you again. I hope you tell her that she did fantastic job.

View more

05 July, 2018 by on Grayline Tour


Jan - was a wonderful tour guide on Gray Line's new Golden Circle & South Iceland tour. He did a great job sharing with us the rich history & culture of Iceland and introduced us to many beautiful locations along the way. Highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in enjoying Icelandic summer day tour.

29 June, 2018 by Mr Wayne Sakamoto on Grayline Tour



Fantastic!!!! A must do trip round the most beautiful parts of a truly beautiful country, Our driver/guide Jón was brilliant, he was polite friendly and extremely knowledgable, I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the best parts of Iceland in one day,

15 June, 2018 by Mrs heather nichol on Grayline Tour


I needed some assistance and grayline consultants assisted very well. Easy to order

13 June, 2018 by Mr Arturas Mecuta on Grayline Tour

Be prepared for a change of plan.


The service was cancelled at short notice without any reason. However the tour I did go on was good and both guides were informative. The tour which I ended going on was the golden circle and Fontana which I really enjoyed.

10 June, 2018 by Mr Stephen Lofty on Grayline Tour


Very easy to book. With some many tour options to various areas such as the Golden Circle, it can be hard to compare tours.

07 June, 2018 by Mr Stephen Martin on Grayline Tour



Awesome day tour!! The driver was amazing and very punctual with the schedule. Highly recommended.

05 June, 2018 by Mr LUAN ARTHUR DIAMANTE on Grayline Tour

Special Offer

Check availability

Date of Travel

We accept these major credit cards.

Cards we Accept

  • No booking fees or any hidden cost.
  • Instant booking directly from supplier.
  • Best price guarantee!

Why book with us?

Our promise is to offer great products and superior customer service. If you need to cancel, make changes or help planning your vacation you can count on us to be there by your side.
Secure SSL payments