Reykjavik, Iceland

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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 7 more

Overview

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
  • 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This classic Golden Circle tour hits all the highlights, making it ideal for those that want to get the most for their time and money.
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.
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.

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R
, Dec 2018

I would definitely recommend The Golden Circle Tour. I had such a great time seeing the Cathedral, Thingvellir National park, the Geysirs and waterfalls. It was well worth it. Our tour guide Aga and driver Rowland were great. Aga the guide was very informative. You can tell she is very passionate about what she does. We had enough time to stop and take pictures, walk around, shop and enjoy lunch at Gulfoss. Be aware that it gets very cold and windy near the waterfall so dress warm.

R
, Dec 2018

Defiantly one of the must do’s we saw a lot and the tour was well structured, are tour guide was great very noligabel and had a great sense of hummer. All in all it was a great day thank you greyline

G
, Nov 2018

I would highly recommend this tour as it covers the whole area, however, one thing didn't realize there is an option to add on the Fontana Spa with this tour which was something we would've done. Also, something you should be aware of is that when at the sites, in particular, Gulfloss waterfall, the ramp down to the fall is very slippery because it is plastic and you're close to the glacier so it's very cold there and I fell twisting my ankle and knee. They have no signage, handrail or anything, but then people started walking up along the sides telling us not to walk on the walkway after I fell, geez really. I think the tour operator should warn people of this fact.I would definitely recommend doing this tour, our tour guide was very informative about the area and provided excellent information and was engaging with us. While this is a long day, there were enough breaks for in between things so that you didn't feel you were on a forced march.

R
, Nov 2018

Beautiful scenery (national park), a bit of history (old parliament), God’s gift to men (waterfalls), and an unforgettable natural wonder (geysir)! Complete package of an experience!

L
, Nov 2018

Perfectly timed tour of the highlights of the Golden Circle, excellent narration by our tour guide, Dagmar. Managed to see everything in the daylight, tour lasted all day but not excessively long or tiring. Highly recommend!

d
, Nov 2018

Such a worthwhile tour when in Iceland. Visit such beautiful places, well organised and plenty of time to stop and take pictures, look around in shops and get something to eat.

D
, Nov 2018

It was a special experience for me, everything was amazing and Jakob is the best tour guide anyone could ask for and an awesome person too.

J
, Oct 2018

My partner and I couldn't have wished for a better introduction to Iceland. The waterfalls, rivers and early setting of the Icelandic parliament were all amazing sights, the natural beauty of Iceland is a wonder to behold. Dress up warmly, it is very cold. Our guide, Jacob, told us many interesting stories and knew the history and geological background very well. Thoroughly recommended.

s
, Oct 2018

Both our guide and driver were exceptional at what they did. The guide was a native, informed, multi-lingual and added a lot of insightful information to our stops. The driver was experienced and manipulated the curves and parking with ease. Comfortable coach. Destination highlights gave a great overview of the Golden Circle. Well worth the time and money.

n
, Oct 2018

The tour was great. Perfect structure. Sights were lovely. Bus was beyond comfortable. The tour fuide, Aga was informative and had a lot to say...too much actually. She talked for nearly the entire time, was annoying. But informative!


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