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Want to see the Icelandic scenery in a short space of time? This express afternoon tour visits waterfalls, geysers and must-see Icelandic sights in just six hours. Walk with a guide around UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, pose for photos by Gullfoss waterfall, visit the Geysir hot spring area. Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off is also included.


  • Afternoon trip from Reykjavik to Gulfoss and Geysir
  • Pingvellir, the oldest functioning parliament in the world
  • Geysir and Strokkur hot springs
  • Charming village of Hveragerdi
  • Gulfoss waterfall
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik area hotels and guesthouses

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What You Can Expect

Gulfoss and Geysir Express Half-Day Trip from Reykjavik

Gulfoss and Geysir Express Half-Day Trip from Reykjavik

Start your afternoon with a pickup from your Reykjavik hotel, and head into the countryside outside the city to discover the country’s natural phenomena, historical sites and scenery.
Pass waterfalls and geysers, and learn about the harsh, yet strikingly beautiful, landscape from your guide. Then, hop out of your coach at Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of the old Icelandic parliament. Geologically, the site is significant, too. Hear about the ‘rift valley,’ where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, and admire the wild stretching plains that make up the wider Thingvellir National Park.
From the park, continue onward to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s best-known waterfalls. Stop for photos, and then visit the Geysir hot spring area, home to Strokkur: a large natural spring that burst jets of hot water into the air.

Your afternoon tour then finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


Eve K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Taking into account that we had time only half a day, this trip was just perfect to us. Guide was wonderful and he had good sense of humor. Everything went smoothly, it was well organized and place we visited during trip just great and we had enough time to explore.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

amazing beautiful well timed!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Siggi and Darren were a great team who made the trip fun, informative and kept us entertained with great stories about the history of the country along with facts about the places were were visiting. Though six hours long, it never felt rushed or strenuous. Plenty of great photo opportunities and we'd happily take the tour again in a few years, when we hope to visit for a longer period.

Howard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Easy, reliable, and on-time transfers from hotel to bus and back. Tour guide and driver were professional and friendly as we visited the Golden Circle highlights.

Gilbert I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The half day tour was perfect for seeing the Grand Circle sights. Gulfoss is spectacular! The falls and the short hike to get up close were especially memorable. Tour leader also provides historical and natural information along the way.

Jayne N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was amazing, and the places we visited were breathtaking, especially Gulfoss.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent half day trip, just about the right amount of time to see some beautiful scenery and sights. The tour guide was very informative. Gulfloss was amazing but wrap up warm when visiting as the cold wind is cutting.

Nelli A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A lot of nature and highlights in one afternoon, very good guide, calm and informative, I enjoyed it. There was no space on the bus for hand luggage though and there was nomlegroom really

Kari K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Well educated and competent guide. We got what we wanted and expected.
As a bonus we had the best weather :

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