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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Want to see some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland on a day trip from Reykjavik? From spouting geysers, tumbling waterfalls and ancient volcanoes, the popular Golden Circle Classic full-day excursion by coach will introduce you to Iceland's world-renowned pristine natural beauty surrounding the capital.

Highlights

  • Golden Circle Classic day trip from Reykjavik
  • Nesjavellir power plant (not guaranteed during winter)
  • Thingvellir, the oldest functioning parliament in the world
  • Geysir and Strokkur hot springs
  • Gulfoss waterfall
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik area hotels and guesthouses

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What You Can Expect

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

The tour begins with a visit to the Nesjavellir power plant, a geothermal area in the picturesque landscape of Lake Thingvallavatn (this part of the tour may not be included in winter). This really is "green" renewable energy, as more than half of Reykjavik's population gets its energy from the Nesjavellir geothermal plant.

Your tour also includes a visit to Thingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament Althingi was founded in 930, making it the oldest functioning parliament in the world. It is here that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet.

Your tour continues to the beautiful waterfall of Gullfoss, a highlight of any visit to Iceland, along with the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. You will also visit Skalholt church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops.

On your way back to Reykjavik you'll travel through fertile agricultural areas to the charming village of Hveragerdi.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellently varied

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour and escort were excellent. Tour was informative and scenery was beautiful. It would be helpful if you indicated in your ads and vouchers who the tour operators were as it would make it more comfortable to contact them in Reykjavik. I found that the Grey Line people were very helpful, gut their buses have minimal legroom compared to those operated by FlyBus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour guide was excellent.....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide made the long trip enjoyable. He set rules in the beginning but that was only for our benefit so we would be on time and able to view all of the sights. You stop about 3 or 4 times nearby cafe's and gift shops which was very handy. The entire tour was organised professionally and I can't recommend it enough. This tour was the highlight of my trip to Iceland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What a beautiful country, like nothing I've ever seen before. The bus was comfortable and the guide provided lots of interesting and useful information about the country. Only problem was when some guests got separated from the bus and caused a delay, but even then it was enjoyable because we hung out at a gift shop. I recommend this tour, it's a great value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Had no problem.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent...Christina is a good guide...very helpful and full of knowledge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

delightful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour guide was great. We learned a lot and the tour had numerous stops so it didn't seem boring at all with all the great scenic stops. The bus driver even pulled over at an unplanned stop. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This trip was our first trip and a good introduction to your marvellous scenery with my highlight being the geothermal power complex.
Congratulations to your coach driver again on this trip as well for the same professionalism as above.

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