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

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.
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

Akash B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Amazing tour. Great guide, and ample time to explore!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

My husband and I took the Golden Circle day tour. Both our driver and our guide the latter was Dee Dee were professional and informative throughout. We stopped at every major site we hoped to see, and we were given plenty of commentary, and time for photos. Stunning natural wonders. The tour also included a good break for lunch. Each part of the group was provided drop-off back at the hotels.

A great experience, and incredibly well managed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

If you only have time for one tour in Iceland, THIS IS IT! The tour guide was energetic, fun and knowledgeable. The only thing I would change is the timing even if that means eliminating a stop. When we went to the tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park, we had only an hour to explore and my son and I barely made it back in time. We were literally jogging at some points running to see as much as we could. This stop alone is worth two hours minimum to truly experience the full magnificence of it. Our guide was very candid about being back on time so when we arrived, winded and scared we would miss it, we asked what would happen if we missed the bus. His response, We'd call the next bus and have them pick you up. LOL! So worry not my traveling friend, Gray Line Iceland and Viator are there for you. Enjoy all there is to behold!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Beautiful and totally worth it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent tour guide very knowledgeable about local area, customs, history and places of interest.

Stephen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour to see all the main natural features in a day from Reykjavik. Rift between the tectonic plates looking out over their largest natural lake was special. On to Gulfoss falls, spectacular and so powerful. Back to Geysir to see the original spot where geysers were named. Another smaller waterfall on the way back and visit to the heartland of the Icelandic people between 11th - 18th century and the church there. Quite a long day but well broken with stops for refreshment and very informative. Would highly recommend if on a limited number of days for your break.

Steven A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It seemed at first like it would be a punishing 8-hour touring day, but its packed with extraordinary sights and whizzes by. The National Park is unique and historic the waterfall majestic and the geysers awesome. Not to be missed.

Sam W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour

Sam K United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A good tour of Iceland. Great guide. Very informative.

Brian L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The Golden Circle tour was amazing and the tour guide so knowledgeable and interesting!

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