The landmark Geysir Geyser might be the world’s most famous and the one after which all others are named, but its neighbor, Strokkur, is equally impressive. Despite only rising to heights of 60 to 100 feet (compared to Geysir’s 150 to 200 feet), ... 

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Francine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

A fabulous well-run tour of some of the most amazing sights around Reykjavik. The Gulfoss waterfall, Strokkur and Geysir hot springs, and Thingvellir parliament site were beautiful - even in the cold rainy weather on the day we went, and our guide whose name I've sadly forgotten, but who told us that her name meant 'Warrior Woman'! was hilarious and knowledgeable about everything we saw. She also pointed out things of interest along the way while we drove between sites, and had a wealth of funny and entertaining stories about Icelandic tradition, culture and history. The tour is well-paced, with plenty of time at each attraction, and there are gift shops, restaurants and toilets at each stop. Definitey the ideal way to visit some of the must-see sights of Iceland, on a comfortable coach with friendly staff.

Doing what: Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Vijay J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Gulfoss waterfall, Thingvellir and panoramic views of Nesjavellir power plant were great.
Geysir and Strokkur hot springs were good but not as great as the hot springs and geysers at Yellowstone National Park, USA.

Doing what: Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Rob K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

This tour is an excellent option for those only in Iceland for a few days. We saw plenty of breathtaking views and interesting places on this 8 hour trip. The minibus Pick-up from our hotel was on time and we were dropped off at the Bus terminal where we exchanged our Viator voucher for tickets to give to the bus driver on the larger, comfortable tour coach. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained with interesting facts and stories on the journeys between the stops. First up was Þingvellir which offered lovely views across the valley and a walkway down between the North America and Eurasia tectonic plates. As we were on the 8:30 tour, our bus was first to every stop meaning we avoided crowds and queues. There was a charge to use the toilets at Þingvellir, however the toilets at every other stop were free to use. The second stop was at a cafe a few minutes down the road. The Gulfoss waterfall is truly a sight to behold and there are two viewing points. The paths leading to the waterfall were very icy March so be careful. Ice grippers on shoes are recommended. There are wooden steps down to the second viewing point. We had some Icelandic Lamb soup at the cafe which was okay if not a bit watery. We saw a few eruptions of Strokkur at Geysir which go off once every 5-7 minutes or so. Once again, the paths were very icy. We were given plenty of time at each stop to enjoy the views, take a bathroom break and stop at the cafe if required. The other passengers on our tour were punctual so we were never left waiting around. On the return journey, we stopped at a church and a horse show. There was a 800ISK charge for the 15 minute horse show, however we took pictures of the horses outside and waited in the cafe. We saw the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in the distance as we made our way back to Reykjavík to be dropped off within walking distance our our hotel. This trip is a fantastic way to see some of the sights this beautiful country has to offer.

Doing what: Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

This was the best trip of the week for us. We had a great guide who has a real interest in Icelandic history and geography (with his own website called 'Icelandic curiosities'). He was able to give us a complete run through of all of the country's history whilst we visited some of Iceland's most famous and relevant sites.
We were able to see the Althing, the church where the last catholic bishop was removed, the fantasic Strokkur geyser and many other sites. I can't vouch for all of the guides being the same, but ours definitely made it an experience we can't forget.

Doing what: Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Jessica P

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2016

The horses and the farm were very fun and friendly! We did this tour in the winter, which meant dark was falling middle of the bus tour and by the time we reached Strokkur it was completely dark.

Doing what: Viking Horse Ride and Gulfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik

Jeane D

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2015

It was an interesting trip, kind of long, we were pretty tired at the end of the day, but still worth going on.

Nesjavellir power plant not guaranteed during winter - the tour was an additional charge. There was also a small souvenir and snack shop inside with toilets.
Thingvellir, the oldest functioning parliament in the world - a nice park, with easy walking paths. It also had a souvenir and snack shop and toilets.
Geysir and Strokkur hot springs - would have liked to have had more time here to shop in Geysir store, it looked like it had a very large variety of nice things. The weather was very nice for standing around waiting for the geysers to erupt.
Gulfoss waterfall - Beautiful two tier waterfall shaped like a piece of pie. The mist makes pictures kind of blurry so keep back if you want a full photo of the falls. Nice souvenir shop.

All in all it was a fun trip and saw a lot of very dramatic landscapes.

Doing what: Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Chris N

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2014

Great service from Reykjavik Excursions Tours, we saw everything listed and throughly enjoyed the tour. One bad point, the guide Matthias Pelz berated and screamed at a Chinese girl and Italian man who misunderstood the pickup location from Strokkur Geyser. He did this in front of the whole bus and made her cry. OK they were 10 minutes late back at the last stop of the day but that behaviour was unacceptable ans soured the day in many peoples opinion.

Doing what: Reykjavik Super Saver: Blue Lagoon Round-Trip Transport plus Golden Circle Half Day Tour


4 star rating: Recommended
March 2009

Loved the Blue Lagoon - such a unique setting, and we loved swimming around in the hot water. Gulfoss is impressive. We saw Niagara a few years ago, and it's hard to top that! And the thermal area around Geysir is fascinating. Geysir itself only erupts once or twice a day, so we weren't lucky enough to see that, but Strokkur erupts every five minutes or so, and is impressive enough by itself. The trip also takes in the Thingvellir national park and lake, and shows you the join between the European and American tectonic plates - not something you see every day! The guide gave us lots of commentary on what we saw and the history of Iceland in general, and if his English wasn't totally fluent it was still a lot better than my Icelandic or any other European language.

Doing what: Reykjavik Super Saver: Blue Lagoon Round-Trip Transport plus Golden Circle Half Day Tour

Trevor P United Kingdom

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
March 2008

The main reason for the low rating is the fact that it rained the whole day. The Blue Lagoon visit was still fun, but it seemed like we spent half the day stopping to pick up or drop off passengers. The audio on the coaches was good, which helped in part to make up for the fact that we dcouldn't see much. We enjoyed Geysir, and we got to see Strokkur blow with regularity. In the end, we'd love to do it all again in better weather, and without so much rushing about.

Doing what: Reykjavik Super Saver: Blue Lagoon Round-Trip Transport plus Golden Circle Half Day Tour

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