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There’s a lot to see in Iceland, and the grand Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn) is your ticket to easily hitting multiple popular sights, especially if you only have one day to venture outside Reykjavik. Departing from the city, Golden Circle tours showcase a number of Iceland’s main attractions and natural wonders—think geysers, waterfalls, lava fields, volcanic craters, and Icelandic horses. There are few other places in Europe where you can see so much topographical variety on one short trip.

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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.65
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$61.65
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

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Enhance your experience of Iceland’s extraordinary Golden Circle on a full-day tour of the country’s natural highlights from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, feast your eyes on spectacular sights like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring. Gain fascinating insight into the geothermic nature of the area at Strokkur, an erupting geyser, and gaze at the majestic Secret Lagoon hot spring bath before submerging yourself in the healing waters of the natural bath.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.65
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$128.65
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8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast

8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast

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For an in-depth experience of Iceland, one that is richer than taking quick day trips, this guided tour from Reykjavík spends eight days journeying around the Ring Road. See the country's best attractions, including waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, and whale watching while soaking up its culture and heritage. Forget the hassle of driving and arranging hotels: This tour handles all logistics, including seven nights' accommodation with breakfast.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,091.04
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$2,091.04
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Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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For a day out with horses and hot springs, look no further than this full-day tour from Reykjavik. After a horseback ride on a unique Icelandic horse, take an express tour of some key Golden Circle sights: Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot spring area, UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, and the village of Hveragerdi. The ride is suitable for all levels of experience, and takes in the rugged countryside on the capital’s outskirts.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.45
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$192.45
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Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir

Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir

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See the natural wonders of Icelandic scenery in a short space of time. This express afternoon tour visits waterfalls, geysers and must-see Icelandic sights in just half a day. Walk with a guide around UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, pose for photos by Gullfoss waterfall, visit the Geysir hot spring area. Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off is also included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.81
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$67.81
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Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik

Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik

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Explore Iceland's highlights on this 8.5-hour Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths tour from Reykjavik. Admire views over Lake Thingvallavatn and the Hengill mountains, travel into UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, and visit the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. Relax in outdoor thermal pools and soak up the heat in natural steam rooms at your leisure. Afterward, take in top attractions on the Golden Circle route including Gullfoss Waterfall and the steaming Strokkur geyser.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.73
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$118.73
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Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling

Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling

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Enjoy exciting outdoor adventure and discover top natural attractions in the Land of Ice and Fire on this 10-hour Golden Circle jeep and snowmobiling tour from Reykjavik. Hop into your jeep and head deep into the Thingvellir National Park. Listen as your guide details the park’s fascinating geology and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged landscape. Head along mountain tracks past bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers, and discover top attractions like the Gullfoss Waterfall. Take a thrilling snowmobile ride on Langjökull, Iceland's second largest glacier, then return to Reykjavik.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$422.03
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$422.03
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Golden Circle and Northern Lights

Golden Circle and Northern Lights

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The Golden Circle route is home to some of Iceland’s most impressive natural wonders—waterfalls, geysers, and volcanic landscapes. This tour takes in all the highlights and includes an evening Northern Lights safari. Explore the Thingvellir National Park, see the ‘Geysir’ geyser, and marvel at Gullfoss Waterfall on the Golden Circle. Then, head out to remote viewpoints to hunt down the elusive Aurora Borealis and, if you’re lucky, enjoy a magnificent view of nature’s lightshow.
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  • 15 to 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.76
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$125.76
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City Sightseeing by Minibus and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

City Sightseeing by Minibus and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover Iceland’s city sights by morning, and its waterfalls and geysers by afternoon. This full-day combo tour is a great way to experience Reykjavik and its surrounding sights. Start with a coach tour around urban landmarks like the Bessastadir presidential residence, and then swap the city sights for the natural wonders of Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and UNESCO-listed Thingvellir.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.72
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$118.72
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Geyser Waterfalls and Blue Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

Geyser Waterfalls and Blue Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

For a look at southern Iceland’s most popular natural wonders in one day, take this Golden Circle day trip from Reykjavik that includes a stop at the Blue Lagoon. The 186-mile (300-km) loop provides the opportunity for you to marvel at Gullfoss Waterfall, the Geyser area and Thingvellir National Park. Admire the otherworldly landscape of craters and canyons, and finish up at the Blue Lagoon for a hot soak in the thermal waters (entry not included).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$416.53
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Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

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If you are short on time in Iceland, you can make the most out of a single day on this combination tour from Reykjavík. You'll travel the famed Golden Circle route, visiting Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gulfoss, then enjoy some relaxation in the Secret Lagoon, before embarking on a northern lights hunt in the evening.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.35
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$155.35
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Golden Circle Waterfall Tour and Volcano Lake Crater Small-Group on Minibus!

Golden Circle Waterfall Tour and Volcano Lake Crater Small-Group on Minibus!

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Visit top Iceland Golden Circle sites in just one day on this guided tour from Reykjavik. Travel with a small group to must-see attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, famous Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, and Kerid volcanic crater lake, all while enjoying the free onboard Wi-Fi and commentary from your guide. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Reykjavik hotel.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.98
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$99.98
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Natural Hot Springs from Reykjavik

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Natural Hot Springs from Reykjavik

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Combine the best of the most popular tour in Iceland with a relaxing soak in a geothermal pool on the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour. This tour checks off the top three must-sees in Iceland: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. And not only that, you round-off your day in typical Icelandic fashion with a dip in a geothermal pool.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.63
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$98.63
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7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes

7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes

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Many visitors to Iceland only take 1- or 2-day trips from the capital. This 7-day experience from Reykjavik offers the opportunity to get a less rushed and more in-depth experience of the country. Travel around the entire island, from the south coast to the East Fjords, to Akureyri, the capital of the north, and Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west, without the hassle of driving or arranging accommodation.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,050.35
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Private Lake and River Fishing Tour from Reykjavik

Private Lake and River Fishing Tour from Reykjavik

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Delve into the unique tranquility of Iceland on a private, full-day angling tour from Reykjavik. With an experienced guide, travel to a secluded lake or river to fish for fish species such as brown trout and Arctic char. Enrich your fishing knowledge with tips from your expert guide, and opt to fish with fly, spinner or bait during your experience. Revitalize throughout the day with complimentary snacks and choose to purchase professional pictures to help remember your special day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$542.49
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Group Golden Circle Daytrip (2 - 7 Person)

Group Golden Circle Daytrip (2 - 7 Person)

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Our most popular tour. Our first stop takes Hveragerði, town sent in geothermal areas, where people work with energy. Next stop on the Kerið, the volcanic crater. Skálholt church historical sites, the is next stop place which is peaceful and informative. Next, you will visit the Geysir area in Haukadal where you can see the geysers, hot springs, steam vents and creepy blue algae. Churn is one of the largest and most powerful geysers and erupts almost every 5 minutes. Our last stop takes us to Thingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament was established first in the world in 1000. At Thingvellir, you will see how the earth is ever so slowly pulled apart by the North - American and Eurasian tectonic plates and you will be able to stand where Viking settlers stood for centuries the ruling law of the land.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.58
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$290.58
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6-Day Private Tour of ICELAND

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6-Day Private Tour of ICELAND

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Many tours in Iceland offer only a day trip from the capital: Fully immerse yourself in the country's natural wonders and enjoy an intimate, unrushed experience on this private six-day tour. In the company of just your party and a guide, travel from black-sand beaches and UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the south coast to waterfalls and volcanoes in the remote northwestern corner of the county, all without the hassle of driving or arranging accommodation.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$5,315.13
$5,905.70
$590.57 savings
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour by Superjeep from Reykjavik

Small-Group Golden Circle Tour by Superjeep from Reykjavik

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Explore Iceland's Golden Circle on this day tour from Reykjavik by 4x4 vehicle. You'll travel along a route that features three of the country’s top natural sights: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Transport is by Land Rover Defender 'super jeep,' which is equipped to navigate Iceland's rugged terrain.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$311.93
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Private Tour: Golden Circle Tour by Luxury SUV from Reykjavik

Private Tour: Golden Circle Tour by Luxury SUV from Reykjavik

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Tour Iceland’s Golden Circle at your own pace, and enjoy the freedom to go further afield, on a private day trip from Reykjavik by luxury SUV. Trace the Golden Circle trail around the famous sites at Thingvellir, the Geysir geothermal field, and Gullfoss waterfall. Plus, stop at sites often missed by visitors, such as Laugavatn and Faxi waterfall. Your flexible itinerary includes a break for lunch (own expense), plus hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.00
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Full-Day Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik with Kerid Crater

Full-Day Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik with Kerid Crater

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Travel around Iceland’s Golden Circle from Reykjavik with stops in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, on this 8-hour tour that includes round-trip transport. See the national parliament, Althing, Gullfoss waterfall, and Faxi waterfall, as well as the 6,000-year-old volcanic crater lake, Kerid, along your way. Plus, you’ll also visit Hveragerdi, a town well known for its hot springs.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure

SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure

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Visit two of the Golden Circle’s most impressive highlights and snorkel in Thingvellir National Park’s Silfra Fissure on this day trip from Reykjavik. Depart from the Icelandic capital by minibus and head to the UNESCO-listed national park, where you’ll snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of the Silfra Fissure, a rift between the European and North American plates. After, continue to Haukadalur, a geothermic valley, to see Gulfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.13
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$207.13

7-Day Private Tour of ICELAND

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7-Day Private Tour of ICELAND

Benefit from a flexible itinerary and personalized attention from your private guide on this private tour of Iceland. With a private guide in the lead, spend seven days exploring on this ambitious itinerary, full of activities that may be difficult to plan and coordinate on your own. See waterfalls, dormant volcanoes, black lava flows, glaciers, and pristine lagoons. Along the way, your guide will provide engaging commentary detailing the country's history, culture, and modern life.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$5,610.42
$5,905.70
$295.28 savings
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$5,610.42
$5,905.70
$295.28 savings
Price varies by group size
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Private Golden Circle Daytrip (1 - 8 Person )

Private Golden Circle Daytrip (1 - 8 Person )

Our most popular tour. Our first stop takes Hveragerði, the town sent in geothermal areas, where people work with energy. Next stop on the Kerið, the volcanic crater. Skálholt church historical sites, the is next stop place which is peaceful and informative. Next, you will visit the Geysir area in Haukadal where you can see the geysers, hot springs, steam vents and creepy blue algae. Churn is one of the largest and most powerful geysers and erupts almost every 5 minutes. Our last stop takes us to Thingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament was established first in the world in 1000. At Thingvellir, you will see how the earth is ever so slowly pulled apart by the North - American and Eurasian tectonic plates and you will be able to stand where Viking settlers stood for centuries the ruling law of the land.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$999.68
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$999.68
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6 Day Tour Around Iceland - Small Groups

6 Day Tour Around Iceland - Small Groups

Join us on an exceptional 6-day expedition to Iceland’s most popular attractions. We start from Reykjavik. We will visit the most famous and beautiful places in Iceland, including several little-known treasures of Icelandic nature depending on weather and conditions. This 6-day tour will take you along the Golden Circle with all its amazing sights. You will see the great Gulfoss Waterfall, Geyser geothermal area and the UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir National Park. Then you will head to the popular South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach Reynisfjara and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, including the Diamond beach. After exploring the East Fjords, you will explore the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir, lake Mývatn with its unique surroundings, and then travel to the Northern capital Akureyri, and then back South to Reykjavik on the last day.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,445.75
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn) costs USD 50.00. Guided Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn) tours start around USD 50.00 per person. See all 40 Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn) tickets and tours on Viator.
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