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Explore the amazing natural beauty of Iceland during this 10-hour excursion covering the stunning Reykjanes Peninsula in the morning, followed by a trip to thundering Gulfoss waterfall and steaming Geysir in the afternoon. Spend your morning waching lava flows, doing some bird watching at a picturesque lighthouse and making a short stop at the famous Blue Lagoon. Then return to Reykjavik for the second tour of your day, stopping by Iceland’s ‘Golden Circle’ attractions at Thingvellir, Gulfoss and Geysir. This Iceland excursion also includes round-trip transport from your hotel, a guide and coach transport.

Highlights

  • Combined Reykjanes Peninsula morning tour and afternoon Gulfoss and Geysir Express tour
  • Amazing lava flows on the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Bird-watching on Eldy Island
  • Grindavik and the Blue Lagoon
  • Pingvellir, the oldest functioning parliament in the world
  • Geysir and Strokkur hot springs
  • Gulfoss waterfall
  • Charming village of Hveragerdi
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik area hotels and guesthouses

What You Can Expect

Reykjanes Peninsula and Gulfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik

Gulfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Immerse yourself in the incredible natural beauty of Iceland during this 10-hour excursion combining two separate tours into one action-packed day. Spend your morning amidst the surreal landscape of the Reykjanes Peninsula before continuing your afternoon visiting some of the country’s most famous natural sights, including Gulfoss and Geysir.
Start your day with pickup at 8am from your Reyjavik hotel or at the city’s cruise port. Please note that some pickups will commence prior to this time. Check with your tour operator for exact schedule. Make your first trip of the day to Iceland’s superlative-worthy Reykjanes Peninsula, allowing you a chance to see the country’s active volcanic activity up close. Explore the area’s wealth of lava combs and craters, before heading to the western edge of the peninsula for some bird watching. You’ll soon arrive near Eldey Island, one of the world’s largest breeding areas for north gannet birds. Watch the frenzy of activity from the winged inhabitants as the ocean smashes dramatically against the nearby cliffs.
Proceed back through the eerie lava fields to the fishing town of Grindavik. Make one more short stop at Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon before returning to Reykjavik to end the first half of your day and meet with your Gulfoss and Geysir half-day bus tour.
For part two of your trip, drive first to Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage site also known as the birthplace of Iceland’s parliament. You’ll also get to explore the area’s unique geology, thanks to Thingvellir’s location directly on top of the meeting point of the American and Eurasian continental plates.
Stop next at the massive Gulfoss waterfall, where you’ll feel the thunderous roar of this huge waterfall vibrating through your feet, and then visit the beautiful hot springs at Geysir and Strokkur. On your way back to the capital you’ll make one final stop at Hveragerdi, a key agricultural area for the country’s farmers. Finish your trip with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Amy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was ABSOLUTELY amazing. Once again an incredible tour guide that was so informed and helpful. Gave us a lot of fun stories and information. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat, got to see so much in one day. The only thing I will say is a dip in The Blue Lagoon is NOT included in this. They bring you to the Blue Lagoon, and you have the option of buying a ticket at an extra cost and staying there for the second half of the tour. OR only staying for 30 minutes and taking a bus back to the bus terminal to go for the second half of the tour. You are still able to explore a bit and get some pics by the blue water. We chose going back for the second half of the tour, which we are glad we did, cause we would have missed a lot of we stayed at the Blue Lagoon! So keep that in mind when booking. You may want to book a Blue Lagoon trip separate. But man, this tour was one of the highlights of my life. DO IT if you can!

kdf19

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The natural beauty of Iceland is unparalleled, and this tour brought us to the important sites that we really wanted to see quickly and easily. The tour guide was very well informed and helpful. The trip was well worth it for my family of four with an 8 and 6 year old. The bus we were on was very modern with usb ports to charge our phones, which was very helpful. We highly recommend this tour.

CHLOE T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Astrid H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very tiring but well worth the Trip the Highlight is the Geysir's

Fry A United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Absolutely fantastic, especially the Reykjanes Peninsula am. You have to visit this part if you go to Iceland. The driver was very good.

Viktor H

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

the afternoon tour was more interesting than the morning tour, also the guide Linda was excellent. We had no time for lunch, the morning guide told ud there would be 40 min, but he dropped us at the blue lagoon at 11:30 and we had to wait for the 12:00 bus that arrived just 5 min before the departure of the afternoon tour.

Marina R

4 star rating: Recommended September 2012

this tour is a staple of all tours in Iceland. Dress warmly, somehow its much much colder there than anywhere else in Iceland

Robert S United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

A good trip to see the variety of landscapes in the country. Had the opportunity to have short walks at some of the attractions which was good rather than sitting on the bus all the time.

Julia C United Kingdom

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better October 2007

I thought the tour was 'one tour', but in fact it was two half-day tours which meant I was driven back into Reykjavik to the bus depot and shuttled to a second bus. Seemed like a waste of time. The sights were interesting and I suppose it is cheaper than renting a car on one's own.

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