Tour code: 2970AH12
Witness the three wonders of the famous Iceland Golden Circle on this day trip from Reykjavik. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide and learn the history and geology of each site. See the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, the bubbling pools and Strokkur waterspout at Geysir and the incredible tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park. On route, drink in Iceland’s stark beauty and learn how islanders are using its natural steam and geothermal waters to produce sustainable energy.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a Golden Circle Classic day trip from Reykjavik
  • Take in panoramic views of Nesjavellir power plant (seasonal)
  • See Thingvellir, the oldest functioning parliament in the world
  • Visit the Geysir and Strokkur hot springs
  • Marvel at the double-tiered falls of the Gulfoss waterfall

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What You Can Expect

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Depart your central Reykjavik hotel or Reykjavik cruise port by air-conditioned coach and venture into Iceland’s starkly beautiful interior of rugged peaks, pastures and volcanic plains.

Make your first stop at Nesjavellir, a power plant in the geothermal region around Lake Thingvallavatn. Take in panoramic views of the plant that harnesses the area’s natural propensity for generating power, and hear how it produces renewable energy for more than half of Reykjavik's population.

Continue from here along the famous Golden Circle, the sightseeing route that showcases three of Iceland’s most spectacular natural wonders.

Stop by at Thingvellir National Park, a region of untouched beauty steeped in ancient history. Learn how it’s home to the original, outdoor site of Iceland’s first parliamentary assembly, the Althingi, that began in 930, and see the extraordinary Thingvellir rift, where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia face each other over a narrow valley.

Snap photos as your guide explains how the plates are gradually pulling apart, and then continue to the Gullfoss waterfall. Marvel at the double-tiered falls and, with luck, catch sight of one of the famous rainbows that forms in the mists.

Next, visit the incredible geothermal region of Geysir, known for its hot springs and geysers. Take in the bubbling pools and steam vents, and see Strokkur, a waterspout that shoots to around 98 feet (30 meters) in the air.

Your tour then ends back at the original start point in Reykjavik.

Customer Reviews

Salena B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great tour to get a feel of Iceland. The guide was very informative and entertaining Didi. The pace was just right and with the weather being unusually clear for this time of year, we had great views that were breathtaking. I would definitely recommend the tour if you only have limited time and want to see some beautiful sights.

Graham H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This trip was very well organised, very interesting and informative. Our guide was very friendly and approachable. We were picked up and left off at our hotel and had no problems at all. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Neil M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Even though it was a rainy day, the land was beautiful and the tour guide was interesting.

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour

Kaya A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Amazing! Our tour guide was great and very informative. Learned a lot this trip and saw scenery and sights so beautiful I and #39;ll never forget. Definitely worth your time while in Iceland!

Zwi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Well organized.we got a lot of information.
Nice guide

Chloe N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Stunning scenery and very informative! Highly recommended!

Thomas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a big bus tour and guide and driver were great. We saw everything and since we were on time they added an additional stop at another water fall. It is a bit of a hassle getting picked up at your hotel in a small bus then transferring to a large bus, but other than that 1/2 hour it was a Reykjavik must do

TIMOTHY S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour, made better as it was clear blue skies, comfortably cold, and plenty of snow on the ground, the tour guide on the day was excellent in sorting out a mini bus to pick us up from the coach to take us to our hotel as the coach couldnt drop us off there do to access to the hotel

Phillip A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We arrived late to the pickup site and they made it easy to reschedule to the next tour. The tour guide was awesome! She even showed off her vocal skills at the end of the toir in an old church in the country. Strongly suggest this tour to anyone who is debating.

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