South Shore Private Tour

                            Waterfalls, Black Sand, Volcanoes & Glaciers. The South Has it All!

Don’t Miss the Highlights of the South

There is a reason why the South of Iceland has become so popular. You get the lunar-like highlands. The green and lush countryside. The volcanic Westman Islands. The famous waterfalls and ancient glaciers…all within short travel distance.

So this is a perfect day tour to do from Reykjavik. If you want to extend your adventure the tour can be combined with Snowmobiling, Glacier Hiking, Horse Riding, Zip Line, Paragliding, ATV Tour. Just let us know, and we will make it happen!

Make sure that you don’t miss the famous highlights of the South Coast!

Itinerary

You will see black beaches, basalt columns, huge waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, Icelandic horses and colourful, rough scenery. We have mad a basic itinerary, which includes the highlights of the South Shore.

If you want to extend your adventure the tour can be combined with Snowmobiling, Glacier Hiking, Horse Riding, Zip Line, Paragliding. ATV Tour. Just let us know, and we will make it happen!

Seljalandsfoss

We start out with two amazing waterfalls. First, the famous Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which we will do an exciting hike behind to hear and feel the roaring power of Mother Nature.

Adventurous folks will be thrilled by the next waterfall inside the cliffs, which hides a magical, fairytale-like world. This is where we often encounter hidden people and other beings.

Eyjafjallajokull

We continue past the famous volcano and glacier Eyjafjallajokull, which became famous for closing down air traffic in 2010.

Lava Centre

We visit the newly opened Lava Center where we will learn everything about volcanoes and their immense powers and how they have and are still shaping Iceland.

Skogafoss

Our next stop the stunning Skogafoss Waterfall – famous for its magic rainbows! So bring your camera!

Reynisfjara Beach

Then it is time to go to the beach. Iceland’s most famous black volcanic beach: Reynisfjara Beach with its basalt formations and columns that have inspired many landmarks like Hallgrims Church, Harpa music hall and our National Theatre. This is also the summer-home of puffins and thousands of other birds, which we will spot flying above our heads.

 

This tour includes:


Transport

Private Guide

Entrance Lava Center

Add on extra activities

  • Snowmobiling
  • Glacier Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Zip Line
  • Paragliding
  • ATV Tour
    Contact us to hear more details about pricing for these add-on activities. 

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“A Must do in Iceland!”

5 of 5 stars

A lot of what makes Goecco so incredible has already been said, and it is all true. It didn’t feel like a tour, it felt like heading out on an adventure with new friends. I never thought I’d be singing the Banana Boat Song overlooking a glacial lagoon at dawn, but I did–the tour had that feel of spontaneous fun the entire way.

We did the two days Glacial Lagoon/South Shore tour, and it was hands-down the best part of a week in Iceland (including finding a Reykjavik bar pouring free drinks for two hours).

Our guide, Teitur, was incredibly knowledgeable but was as enthusiastic as though he were seeing everything for the first time. We pulled off the road to find secret caves, hike through the lava fields, run to a sea cave, and much, much more. My only regret is that I didn’t contact Goecco and say “I have six days in Iceland–just take me where you think I should go.”

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“Glorious South Shore Tour”

5 of 5 stars

This was a blast, a full day tour that hits all of the main south shore sites. We didn’t have alot of time in the country so this tour fit the bill perfectly. We stopped at so many beautiful and unique places it was hard to take it all in.
Teitur was our guide and his obvious affection for all things Icelandic was contagious. 
There are so many natural wonders in this country it simply takes your breath away. You have real sense of what it must have looked like when the earth was new (with all the volcanic activity it looks like it will continue to surprise and amaze, this is a country that is still in the process of being born). We absolutely loved this tour. The “hidden pool” is not for the faint of heart but if you want a true Icelandic experience jump on in, the water is fine.

Darien, Connecticut 

Don’t take our word for it, here are few Tripadvisor comments on the Iceland tours.

 

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“Iceland Wonderland Private Tour with Goecco”

5 of 5 stars

 
Iceland wonderland private tour
 
 

We are family of 4 (kids 12&10) who travel a lot and are always looking for new adventures off beaten path. This time we booked 3 days private tour with Goecco and we had just a dream vocation! Our driver guide Atli was the best guide we ever had. He met us at the airport at 6am (even though Goecco warned us that earliest pick up was 9am). His knowledge of the places he showed us, his constant attention to every detail, his concern about our safety- and about our fun- was truly one of a kind. This man is a walking encyclopedia- he told us so much about the history of Iceland, glaciers, volcanoes, even types of rocks we came across- and kids loved his stories about trolls and old heroes!

Atli went above and beyond taking us to more places than we ever dreamed to see- and doing his best to beat the crowds (successfully so!). In spite of busy Christmas vocation week he made us feel that we were alone in the beautiful wonderland of Iceland- we found ourselves in an icy cave with waterfall, listened to the glacier slowly moving in the dark of the night and hiked up the glacier where there was no one- just sun, wind and ice… truly unforgettable experience! Atli’s kindness and sense of humor made us feel that we knew him for a long time- and we are looking forward coming to Iceland again in summer and hopefully see our friend again.

Simon B., Ontario, Canada


 

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“Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland”

 
5 of 5 stars
Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland
 
 

We would give Goecco and our tour guide Atli 6 stars if we could for our fabulous private tour of South Iceland. Understanding that a private tour is not for everyone, we still think the value was incredible as we did so many things we never otherwise would have or could have without the flexibility of being on our own, combined with our guide Atli’s enthusiasm to show us every nook and cranny the South coast has to offer.

We saw all the popular tourist sites mentioned on Goecco’s website and then made countless stops in between and beyond that only an experienced guide would be able to show us. We modified the itinerary/order of activities on the fly based on the weather and even went to the same place twice if we could get better pictures. Goecco was extremely responsive and honest about cost and options all the way through the process and they were able to accommodate specific requests – like fitting in a glacier snowmobiling excursion on the last day.

Most important to the experience was our guide Atli, who went out of his way time and time again to share the beauty and culture of Iceland with us every step of the way. “No” was not in his vocabulary and even the little things he did made the biggest difference (from allowing us to use his phone as a mobile hotspot while on the road to making sure we had plenty of drinks and snacks for the longer drives). He shared all of the photos he took over our three days immediately after the tour and we look forward to staying in touch with him about Iceland and beyond. Our thanks again to Goecco and Atli for an amazing experience.

ETB8285, New York City, New York

 


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“The only way tour in Iceland”

5 of 5 stars

The only way to tour

To those of you reading this review. If you haven’t yet, flip for the private/semi-private tours. The personal attention and relaxing conditions are SSSSSOOOOO very much better than the monstrous public tours…. miss the huge crowds at the sites, the over crowded busses, and the lack of one on one….

Absolutely Awesome time.

George S.

 

Here is What to Expect From our Private South Shore Tour