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Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik

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  • 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take in the treasures of the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park on this full-day tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik. Stand in awe before the thundering Gulfoss Waterfall; see Geysir, the geyser after which all others were named; and marvel over the startling colors of the Kerið crater lake. Pass an endless panorama of photo-worthy scenery and learn how the natural landscape has been sculpted through the moving of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
  • Full-day tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik
  • Snap photos of the spectacular Gulfoss Waterfall and the Kerið crater lake
  • See geysers that reach up to 98-foot (30-meters) high in the Geysir geothermal area
  • Learn about the movement of the tectonic plates in the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park
  • Tour includes hotel pick-up and entrance fees
  • Ideal introduction to Iceland’s volcanic landscapes for first-time visitors

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This trip’s visit to Kerið Crater Lake makes a nice addition to the standard Golden Circle circuit of Gulfoss, Thingvellir, and Geysir.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Þórunnartún 1
    Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket. More locations we do offer pickup service from: - Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119 - Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1 - Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29 - BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side) Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup: - Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491) - Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547) - Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894) - Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425) - Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973) - Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289) - Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414) - Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228) - Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866) Free pickup location: - Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

What To Expect

Thingvellir National Park

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Gullfoss Waterfall

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Kerid Crater

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:How can I let you know where to pick me up?

A:We only pick up/drop off from selected locations and Bus Stops in central Reykjavik. So that we can arrange the most convenient location, let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

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Our guide, Beggi, was so informative about Iceland past and present. It was great to learn so much regarding the land, the people and the history. Our driver, Thorn ?, certainly did a great job delivering us safely to each stop I heartily recommend these two to introduce visitors to Iceland


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Fantastic Day Spent Touring the Golden Circle
Philomena_O, Jun 2023
Definitely recommend this tour if you are in Iceland. Let's start with the tour guide, Jennifer was an excellent guide. She was funny, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Every single stop on this trip was amazing; the geysers, the waterfall, the crater...seriously, it was a day very well spent
Great tour
Urska_L, Jun 2023
Amazing experience. Nice views, gorgeous walks around Crater, stunning Waterfalls. Special thanks to Guntrun and Mikash (tourguide and driver, i am sorry for spelling :D). Guntrun was stunning, funny jokes, and knowledge. Mikash did the best drive of his life (avoiding all dramas on the road). Thank you. Urska
Beautiful nature!
Bernard_v, Jun 2023
Seen a lot of the beautiful nature of iceland in one day (more than the cruisecompany offered). Great guide and a nice bustour.
A Great Introduction to Iceland
Connie_C, May 2023
Our guide, Beggi, was so informative about Iceland past and present. It was great to learn so much regarding the land, the people and the history. Our driver, Thorn ?, certainly did a great job delivering us safely to each stop I heartily recommend these two to introduce visitors to Iceland
the rain, unfortunately -...
Ellen_P, May 2023
the rain, unfortunately - really made the whole day quite uncomfortable The bus driver and guide were very good
1 traveler found this review helpful
Rough start, but improved as the day went
Kayla_W, May 2023
The sights were absolutely stunning, and the weather was great! Our guides, Beggi and Thora, made the experience even better. My low review actually comes from the difficult pick up process and another tour guide whose name I don’t know. There was quite a bit of confusion among the drivers and guides. One guide was incredibly rude and made us wait in the rain while they discussed things. Beggi rescued us from that grumpy man and allowed us back on his bus for the rest of the day, and I am so grateful. We saw the other bus driver at several of the stops, and he was unkind at every single one. Beggi and Thora truly saved my opinion of the company. They were so happy and kind. They worked hard to make sure we had a good experience after the rough start to the morning.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Kayla, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent tour experience with us. We greatly appreciate your kind words about the stunning sights and favorable weather, as well as the positive experiences you had with guides Beggi and Thora. We strive to provide exceptional service, and it is rewarding to hear that they made your day even more enjoyable. We sincerely apologize for the difficulties you encountered during the pick-up process and the behavior of one of our tour guides. We want all of our customers to have a seamless and pleasant experience from start to finish, and we deeply regret any inconvenience caused by the confusion among the drivers and guides. We take your review very seriously, as providing excellent customer service is of utmost importance to us. We are currently investigating the incident to identify the guide involved and address the issue accordingly. Unkindness and rudeness have no place in our company, and we will ensure that all our staff members are reminded of the importance of being courteous and helpful at all times. We are grateful to Beggi and Thora for stepping in and turning your day around with their positive attitude and dedication to ensuring you had a good experience. Their commitment to providing exceptional service is commendable, and we will be sure to recognize their efforts. Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience you experienced and appreciate your understanding. We value your feedback, as it helps us improve our services and deliver a better experience to our customers. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on another tour and provide you with a seamless and memorable experience from beginning to end. If there is anything else we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. We are here to ensure your satisfaction. Best regards, Daníela J. Bus Travel Iceland
Thoroughly enjoyed our Golden Circle Day trip
Michael_H, May 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our Golden Circle Day trip with Begga! His winning personality added to the experience. Begga was personable and interacted with each passenger in a friendly manner. His stories (and even his singing!) were well told and interesting. And his humor added to the stories. He gave clear instructions so that we could maximize our time and experience the sites we were visiting. The visit to the farm to see sheep and horses added to the adventure! Thank you Begga (and the driver too!) for a splendid day.
Great deal!
Sara_P, May 2023
Well organized, beautiful views, & very fun! Great deal for the Golden circle. You have ample time at each stop & the guide provides lots of helpful information.
Great tour of Golden Circle
Hemant_R, May 2023
Great trip. Get to see some very important natural sights. And the Geiser was great. Tour guide was knowledgeable and provided good content.
Golden Circle was great
Patricia_K, May 2023
We had a perfect day for the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The bus ride was very smooth.
Tony_R, May 2023
A very nice trip, well organised. The geysers, Kerid, the Gulfoss waterfall, and even the Thingvellir national park, all things were great and wonderful. The weather was not with us that day, we were freezing due to that rain and that wind, but well, it is what it is. I just regret that we stayed too little in the Thingvellir national park in my opinion (at least 1 h would be good), otherwise everything was good. On a side note, due to the fact that each of these places are among the most touristic places in the country, it was full of people.
Local tour guide makes it exceptional
Christopher_B, May 2023
Great experienced tour guide (Beggi) and driver (Ati), more than made up for a shaky start when we were picked up by a plain bus (email said BusTravel Iceland), which didn't start, then couldn't close the external door. Once we got on our actual bus, Beggi broke the tension with some humour and team building before starting off entertaining us with his amazing knowledge of the area. The weather was horrendous, but again Beggi guided us to everything we needed to see the best way possible. It's Iceleand, so don't expect sunshine! ("Wait 5 mins!"). Plenty of time for food, toilet and rest stops. A great day with good memories made.
Nice relaxing trip
joni_m, May 2023
Beggie was a great guide. Full of information. Everything went very smoothly. He sung us a beautiful song. He was energetic, helpful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great bonus-stop
JulieErica_S, May 2023
Good bus. Nice guide. And we loves the bonus-stop with the horses and lambs 🫶🏽 Will recommend the trip to everyone going to Iceland for the first time
Golden Circle Tour with Jo
Dylan_M, May 2023
I really enjoyed the crater the most but I liked all of the stops. I was happy to go to some of the shopping centers as well because i found some nice icelandic souvenirs. Even though the weather wasn't the best, we were able to see everything and Jo made the experience really fun. She kept us entertained and on time during the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Golden Circle
Sangita_D, May 2023
The guide was helpful and informative. We had enough background information for context and enough time for the varied sites. The first bakery we stopped at had good breakfast as well.
Must do tour
Jane_C, May 2023
Great tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Lovely sights personal highlight was the waterfall.
Malvina_B, May 2023
Jo was amazing. Everything was perfect. We even made an additional stop which was amazing. Had plenty of time to have lunch and walk around all the stops.
Golden circle tour with entertaining guide and driver
Andrew_G, May 2023
After panicking that we might have missed our 9am shuttle to join our coach tour everything worked out great. We were waiting at 8.15am but weren’t picked up until after 9am. We joined the tour a few kilometres outside of Reykjavik but the coach was packed and we couldn’t sit together for some of the trip. We didn’t know exactly what to expect from the tour and it along with the driver and guide surpassed our expectations. We visited The Kerid crater, Gullfoss, Geysir and finally Thingvellir National park. On the way we were treated to a comprehensive, lighthearted and informative narrative of what to expect and avoid on the journey. There were plenty of opportunities for asking questions, photography, walking, food, drink and rest stops. We were out and about for around 8 hours in all but it did not seem like that and were returned to the stop nearest our hotel by 6pm.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth seeing.
David_Y, May 2023
All very impressive. However if I had known that I was part of a 60 person coach tour, I would have booked elsewhere. Packed in like sardines. I was aiming for a small party tour.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear David Y., Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad you found the sights on the Golden Circle Day Trip impressive. Our goal is to provide transparency in our tour descriptions and ensure our customers know what to expect. We will review our communication channels to ensure that all guests clearly understand the tour group size before booking. We understand that smaller tour groups can provide a more intimate experience, and we offer a variety of small group tours for customers who prefer a more personalized experience. We hope that you will consider joining one of our small group tours in the future. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the future again. Kind regards, Andrius
We loved it!
Julia_C, May 2023
Hannes was the best tour guide ever he made the tour so much more fun and informative. 10/10 loved the experience.
Worth doing
Daisy_S, May 2023
Very nice tour. Bring a mask as the bus is not well aired..lovely guide and well organized. Beautiful sites
Well worth it!
Samantha_B, May 2023
Our guide was Jennifer and our driver was Lukas. Jennifer was very informative and make the tour fun! Great tourist sites, plenty of time to explore also.
Amazing tour!
laura_S, May 2023
Amazing guide! Kept us informed and allpwed us to do pur own thing. Wouldn't change a thing. Absolutely stunning scenery. 100% recommend.
Amazing guide!
Phylicia_A, Apr 2023
Though it is a big group tour, everyone is amazingly cooperative and we are able to move on timely. Our guide, Carolina (hope I got the name right) is very knowledgeable, offered lots of information and funny - she is simply superb! I have enjoyed the tour!
Day out in Iceland
BEVERLEY_S, Apr 2023
The crater, geyser and waterfall where all extremely impressive. The day started by picking up from various locations so took probably an hour before we got properly going. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us updates continuously throughout the day (Chiara I think her name was). First stop was the crater - which was impressive to say the least - the colours were so impressive. Be careful though it does have loose stones so you can slip if you don’t take it slowly. We then headed to the waterfall. There were not too many people there, which was good as I think it might be a bit chaotic if there are a lot of people about. The photos I have seen do not give this place justice. It is amazing. The power of the falls just left us in awe. Be warned though it is cold as the glacier is not too far away. Seeing that from a distance was so cool. Only wished I had booked a trip to see that! We then moved on to the Geyser and I was lucky enough to get the big jet - don’t worry if you miss one it takes between 5-7 minutes between each one so you will see it. The food and drinks in the cafe were appreciated as we were getting a bit hungry by then - the costs seemed to be in line with the rest of the island. Our attitude was don’t convert! We didn’t take the time to do the big walk around, but I would expect that would have been worthwhile if you have the time. We then headed towards the next stop (the National park). The views were sooo impressive, the force of nature in being able to split the rock where the two plates meet is just unbelievable. It has to be seen to be believed. We took a walk to the law rock and managed to get some really cool photos of the surrounding countryside. We did make an unscheduled stop at a farm and saw the first lamb of the season and also black triplets who were no more than 10 minutes old. It was a full day with lots to see and do and we considered it well worth the money. Would definitely do it again!
8.5 hour golden circle tour
Dwayne_C, Apr 2023
The guide Gary was fantastic and had a great sense of humor. They need to hire more guys like him. Awesome job with descriptions and knowledge of everywhere we went. We even had time to add 2 smaller stops that weren't in the original route. I would deffinately go with these guys again!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful experience and beautiful places
Daniel_S, Apr 2023
The bus was big and very comfortable. The ride was great. The tour guide was funny and amazing. Very professional and friendly. I live how the transportation was well organized.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience! Highly recommend.
Vic, Apr 2023
Monika was incredible! Kept us entertained with fascinating stories and even Icelandic music as we drove through each location. I would take the tour again in a heartbeat!
A great day out...
Alan_B, Apr 2023
Well organized, plenty of time at the store, knowledge and very personable guide. It also helped that the weather was perfect.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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