Golden Circle & South Coast

From: $ 111 $ 111
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

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  • 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

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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:

$ 111 11 hours

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!

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02 December, 2018 • by Mrs Anja Ehmke

Great experience.


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

09 October, 2018 • by Ms Carol Palmer


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

Grayling makes it so easy!


Very easy and hassle-free to book online.

08 October, 2018 • by Ms Priyanka Sharma



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!

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29 September, 2018 • by Ms Alexandra Forninge

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