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The Golden Circle and South Coast Waterfalls Private Tour from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    Leave your Reykjavik hotel by Super Jeep, a rugged 4x4 designed to cover challenging terrain, and set off on your private tour. Along the way, hear about Iceland’s history and geology from your professional guide, and gaze at the stunning lunar-like volcanic countryside.

    Enter Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, and see Althing, the site of Iceland’s first parliament in 930 AD. Continue to the park’s continental rift, where the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North lie above ground, and take a walk between the two rocky ridges.

    Then, visit the Geysir geothermal area in Haukadular. Stroll around the boiling pools and steam vents, and see the Strokkur geyser erupt, sending a flume of water into the air every five to 10 minutes.

    Continue to Gullfoss, considered the queen of Iceland’s waterfalls. Take in the fall and look for the rainbows that can appear above the two cascades as they plunge into a gorge.

    Drive off-road to see the Langjökull glacier, and choose to take an optional snowmobile ride (own expense). View the hothouses of Fridheimar to learn about Iceland’s greenhouse horticulture, and continue toward the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, famous for the 2010 eruption that disrupted European air traffic, to witness two of Iceland’s southern waterfalls.

    See the Seljalandsfoss fall, whose waters crash down 196-foot (60-meter) cliffs. Admire the cascade, and depending on road conditions, follow the footpath behind the curtain of water.

    Then, view Skogafoss, one of Iceland’s biggest falls. Measuring 82 feet (25 meters) wide and with a 196-foot (60-meter) drop, this thundering fall is breathtaking. If it’s sunny, watch for the double rainbows that can form in the clouds of water spray.

    Later, journey back to Reykjavik where a hotel drop-off rounds off your tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located hotel in Reykjavik
    Please contact the local operator directly after booking to confirm your exact pick up location
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
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    Inclusions
    • 4X4 SUV
    • Private Guide
    • Walk between continents
    • Viking parliament
    • Strokkur geyser
    • Gullfoss waterfall
    • Eyjafjallajokull
    • Seljalandsfoss
    • Skogafoss
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Strokkur
    • Entry/Admission - Seljalandsfoss
    • Entry/Admission - Skogafoss
    • Entry/Admission - Gullfoss
    • Entry/Admission - Fridheimar
    • Entry/Admission - Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
    Exclusions
    • Food and beverages
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • In Iceland all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account.
    • Subject to weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Bring warm clothes and your camera
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

    We have just returned from an amazing trip to Iceland which would have turned out very differently had we not booked with Arctic Advanced. Before we left the UK, Diana was very helpful and easy to chat to whilst suggesting the best trip for our...More

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