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

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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.


  • 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 October 2015

Even with the terrible rainy and foggy weather, we were still able to really enjoy this tour. Our tour guide, Dee Dee was not only informative but very entertaining as well. She sang some of the local historic songs for us and possesses a terrific voice. The highlights for us were the rift and the Geothermal Power Station... very interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommend this as opposed to driving because while I found the roads were quite good, there were not many signs. It would be easy to get lost and people are so sparse and spread out that it would be tough to find help should you need it! The tourguide was great--a real local. So we got a taste of Icelandic humor and stories and the inside scoop. Would definitely recommend this tour. High yield. Efficient use of time. Great stops and explanations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

TOURING THE GOLDEN CIRCLEIf you only have time for one tour on your trip to Iceland make it a tour of The Golden Circle. Why this tour? You'll experience three forces of nature in one unforgettable day Gullfoss, geysers and geological rifts. The Golden Circle route in Southern Iceland, covers about 186 miles starting in Reykjavík, before panning into central Iceland and back again taking in en-route the rugged beauty and power of mother nature in all her Icelandic glory.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour that took us to all the highlights around Reykjavik. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. If you have just one day to spend in the area, this is the best way to see the countryside.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was fantastic and we had a wonderful guide. Would recommend anytime. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour! Excellent guide. Would highly recommend this one for a first time visitor to Iceland. Scenery amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

exceptional,,, aaa transport and guide......thank you :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

what a great tour!!!

everything from the communication, booking, pickup, the scenery and especially the tour guide was fantastic

we would definitely recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was pleasantly satisfying. The guide was knowledgable and informative.

I have just recommended this tour to a couple traveling to Iceland this year.

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