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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.


  • 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

Peter A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Everything about this trip was fantastic. The tour guide Kristina was so full of knowledge and extremely pleasant. The coach driver was carful and cautious on slippery roads. The National park and tectonic plates area was beautiful scenery. The Gulfloss waterfalls were amazing. The Geysers erupted every 5 minutes. We had a very enjoyable day out


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The whole experience was fantastic! Our guide Hally was amazingly knowledgeable and kept us informed the whole day. He kindly added a couple of extra stops for us at a second waterfall and at a horse ranch allowing us to see even more of this amazing country. We really enjoyed the smaller mini bus excursion which ran like clockwork despite the difficult driving conditions. Highly recommend this trip.

Dipankar B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Brilliant tour of waterfall and geysers.and other areas with knowledgeable guide. family of five adults from London

Sophie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was amazing!

Shirley G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was impressive and well worth going. The tour guide was funny, friendly and informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very good tour guide, gave information beyond the tour about Iceland, economy and local culture.

Robert V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Absolutely loved it-Would highly recommend the trip

Alison J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Fantastic day out. Knowledgable guide, well organised and plenty of time to see everything. A must do trip.

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A great way to see the island.

SD United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Tour guides exceptionally friendly and polite! V nice tour!

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