Water and Black sand tour

This tour combines the Golden Circle and the South Coast of Iceland. We aim to be at the sights before or after the crowds for the best possible experience.



Day 1

Travel Beyond arranges a transfer from your hotel to our facility on the outskirts of Reykjavík. There the group will meet their guide; then, the guide will explain to the guests the do´s and don’ts of the tour.

On this 3-day tour, you will explore many areas that are less travelled in combination with must-see sites.

The first stop is Þingvellir National Park; the area is known for its unbelievable beauty and history. It´s where the Vikings established the parliament in 930 and where a rift valley was created by the drift of two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian plates.

From there, you drive into the interior. The route selection depends on the day's conditions. The area we explore is North of Þingvellir and South of Langjökull glacier.

Next stop is the geothermal area at Geysir, where you can explore hot-springs and see one called Strokkur erupt water up to 20-30 meters into the air.

The final stop of the day is Gullfoss waterfall, and from there, you will drive to the accommodation for the night in South Iceland.


Day 2

After breakfast, we drive east to Reynisfjara black sand beach and the village Vík. Vík is in the most Southern part of Iceland and lies between the glacier Mýrdalsjökull and the North Atlantic Ocean.

We continue further East to Mýrdalssandur, where we´ll spend the day exploring the remote area East of the glacier.

In the afternoon, we arrive at our accommodation for the night.


Day 3

We return to Reykjavík; route selection can be different depending on conditions on the day. During summer and fall, we save the best for last when it comes to areas to visit.

We will drive through a remote part of the highlands on our way back. Driving a route North of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, we will explore beautiful areas, such as Hólmsárfossar waterfall, Mælifell mountain and many more.

We estimate to be back in Reykjavík in the later afternoon. If we are travelling in winter or spring, we drive South of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and visit places like Hjörleifshöfði inselberg and the black sand beach, Seljalandsfoss waterfall and other beautiful sights.


Included in the tour

  • Return transfer from the hotel to Travel Beyond HQ

  • One modified 4×4 vehicle for max 4 persons (5 if the fifth is a child)

  • Double/twin room accommodation for 2 nights with breakfast and private bathroom

  • Lunch on days 1-3

  • Dinner on days 1-2

  • One English-speaking guide/instructor



Not included

  • Everything not listed above

  • Drinks during lunch and dinner

  • Personal Travel Insurance



Tour highlights

 Þingvellir National Park

 Geysir hot-spring area

 Gullfoss waterfall

 Skógafoss waterfall

 Seljalandsfoss waterfall

 Reynisfjara black sand beach


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