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

MILLIGAN1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was amazing

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

An excellent day trip with a very informative guide.

James R C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The Tour was excellent and the driver/guide was outstanding! he was very knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects. We enjoyed the local lamb stew dish with hard rolls and had a wonderful day in Iceland!

Louise F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Harry P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour and bus driver gave us an extra stop since we were ahead of schedule. Highly recommend.

Luwilda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide was helpful, knowledgeable and lively.
Excellent day

Mary O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent trip. Lunch seemed to be better geyser restaurant - burgers etc. we went to the falls first and restaurant seemed to have only cheese based food - I was only able to eat a muffin. I do not take soup. Would love to have reversed this section - geysers then waterfall. shop also seemed better at geysers.

Euan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Ian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour and a must if it's the only thing you do outside of Reykjavik. Going out into the countryside and seeing the epic landscape and some truly beautiful sites. Our guide also provided a lot of information on Icelands history too. All very interesting. Great value for money.

Bonnie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Totally enjoyed the trip. Great way to see the main highlights of Iceland!

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