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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.

Highlights

  • 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

troutmask

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Wonderful experience

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The tour took us to three different locations. The first was the location of a tectonic plate, the second was the Gulfoss Waterfall and the third were the Geysir and hotsprings. All of the views at these places were amazing. The Tour Guide knew what he was talking about and pointed out different sights while we were travelling between locations.

Leisha K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Good value, 6 hour tour. As it did not get light until 10am , an 11am start meant whole tour in daylight! February

sufhears

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

beautiful scenery...saw all the major attractions. Pleasant driver/guide. Well organized.

Megan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our tour guide was hilarious and kept us laughing! It was an amazing trip...even in the winter! Thanks for the memories!!!

Lizette K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour, even on a short, cloudy day. I would highly recommend.

Sophie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was amazing!

Noor Adzlin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our tour guide was Tanya, a funny and entertaining lady. There was a good balance of tour information from Tanya and 'quiet time' for us, tourists, to enjoy the scenic views or rest time after each stop. Only down side was the constant rain and the lack of daylight by the time we reached our last stop, Gulfoss. Well, can't fight against Mother Nature. We would recommend opting for an earlier tour if you are heading here in winter. Overall it was a good tour.

grswiss

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

WHAT AN EXPERIENCE OF THE GEYSIR I ENJOYED VERY MUCH AS WELL, THE DRIVER AND GUIDE VERY NICE. I RECOMMEND THIS TRIP TO ANYONE.

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.

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