Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Discover some of the best sites in Iceland on the the Golden Circle Tour, in the company of a professional guide who will tell you all you need to know about the area's history, culture and nature. Leave the city behind and get into the history of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park, witness the powerful beauty of a multi-tiered waterfall at Gullfoss and walk among bubbling geothermal pools at Geysir Geothermal Area.
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In Brief

Location:
Reykjavík, Iceland
Country:
Iceland
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:

ENGLISH: Daily (08:30 / 09:30 / 10:30)
SPANISH: Wednesdays only (08:30)
GERMAN: Saturdays only (08:30) 
FRENCH: Mondays only (08:30)
CHINESE: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays (10:30)
SCANDINAVIAN: Fridays (08:30)

Highlights:
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Golden Circle Route, Iceland

Get into the history of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park, witness the powerful beauty of a multi-tiered waterfall at Gullfoss and walk among bubbling geothermal pools at Geysir Geothermal Area.

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Pingvellir, Thingvellir 801 Iceland

Learn about some of the thrilling and somewhat gruesome history of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park. It’s significance is so great that it is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. You’ll walk the grounds where Icelandic democracy began and visit sites where Viking-era justice was carried out including the Drowning Pool and the Gallows Rock. Thingvellir is also the place where two tectonic plates are gradually separating creating a gorgeous landscape of steep cliffs and broad fields featuring Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Geysir, Haukadalur Iceland

The Great Geysir, the first of its name, resides in Haukadalur in the Geysir Geothermal Area. The entire area is bubbling with geothermal activity from steam vents to boiling mud pits and the real stars of the geothermal show, the geysers. All other geysers, the world over, are named for Geysir.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Strokkur, Haukadalsvegur, Geysir Iceland

While the Great Geysir erupts only occasionally these days, the last time being in 2016, nearby geyser Strokkur erupts regularly delighting onlookers by shooting hot water high into the air every few minutes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland

The most popular waterfall in Iceland is, without a doubt, Gullfoss (the golden falls). And that is saying quite a lot in a country that is home to thousands of waterfalls. Gullfoss is also considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in Iceland and it is certainly one of the largest. Hearing the roar of the Hvita River as it plunges 32 meters over two tiers into the gorge below is exhilarating. On sunny days, rainbows are abundant in the mist rising from the falls and there are several paths available around the waterfall including one leading down to its bottom so come equipped with your raincoat and have your camera at the ready.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off from selected locations (if requested)
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

1: Bus stop #5 Harpa, Kalkofnsvegur 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
2: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
3: Gray Line Iceland HQ, Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up is offered from most hotels, guesthouses and cruise ports in the capital area upon request (if option is selected). Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, pickup may not be directly in front of hotel but rather at a nearby designated pickup point.
The "No pickup" does not include hotel pick-up, but complimentary pickup from the following locations is offered upon request for no extra charge:
*Bus stop 6 - Safnahúsið / Culture House
*Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur
*Gray Line Bus Terminal
You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.

Ports
Skarfabakki cruise port, Miðbakki cruise port

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Stops will be made during the tour at locations where facilities can be used
  • Stops will be made during the tour at locations where lunch and snacks can be purchased
  • A small amount of walking is required to reach the sites
  • Foldable wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. However be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The tour may be guided in two languages on the same bus
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

All the stops on the Golden Cirlcle tour are amazing. Gullfoss Warerfall is one of the prettiest places I have ever seen. Strokkur Geyser is pretty amazing too. Darren is a fantastic Guide! :)
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Tour Guide Christina was warm and knowledgeable. Tour was just over 6 hours long, perfect for my schedule.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had an excellent day! The trip covered all locations as advertised, as well as much more information. Our guide was very good and able to answer all questions. The entire tour was very interesting and I would highly recommend it.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
If you have limited time this tour hits the highlights. Comfortable transportation, friendly driver, amazing landscapes.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I loved, loved, loved this trip and so glad we did it. Our guide Dagmar was absolutely the best. We felt we got to know Iceland, having traveled the countryside through the lava fields, viewing the geyser and area and visiting the amazing Guillfoss waterfall. Overall, a terrific tour!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Excellent tour guide, good destinations with ample time everywhere. Would appreciate better wifi on the bus, that's it.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Timely pick up. Courteous and knowledgeable guide. Nice spots visited with about 1hr or more to roam freely. It's nice to not drive for a chance and enjoy the scenery.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The views were breath-taking and there are not enough adjectives to describe how beautiful the Golden Circle really and truly is.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
It is so much better in person than the picture which gives a glimpse of these falls and the gorge below. Plus our guide explained how we were amid the North American and European tectonic plates which joined in the area and showed us how the land had subsided and where the junctions were. Stopped by Geysir as part of the tour which erupts every couple minutes but need to be quick with the camera
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our guide was exceptional in providing interesting information about Iceland and the attractions we visited. Being picked up and dropped off near our accommodation was also great service! Thank you.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Tour bus was not there when got off cruise ship . Many of us looking for the bus all over the lot. Other buses pointing in all different directions. After tour bus got there, everything went fine. Tour, driver and guide were excellent.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great half day tour to have a taste Iceland. Highly recommended and Martina the tour guide was great !
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our tour guide Holli was great. Dad jokes and all. Very knowledgeable in Icelandic history. Our weather was spectacular and the scenery speaks for itself. The waterfall with the mountains and glaciers in view was amazing. We had plenty of time at each spot and really enjoyed the gift shops. Marek was an excellent driver as well.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I loved every minute of this tour. We visited many interesting sites which were great to see. I recommend this tour. Here are some suggestions: Take a water-proof jacket or raincoat. If you want to get close to the waterfall, you should be prepared. The right shoes are important for this tour! I brought along my hiking, sturdy shoes. The way down to the waterfall might be slippery, so I was happy to have the proper shoes. Time for lunch is quite tight. I suggest you grab a quick sandwich and enjoy the view instead. We had a bigger lunch and then had to rush to see the waterfall.
• Submitted 02 May 2019
Had a lovely day. The tour guide was informative. The bus was clean and comfortable Stunning scenery
• Submitted 25 Apr 2019
Our tour guide was excellent offering interesting explanations and background fair each site. Bus was very comfortable and exceptionally clean. Food choices at Geysir stop were great ( much better than expected). Wish we could have had a bit more time at Geysir stop to explore the shops and hotel. Had more time than needed at Gulfoss. Overall great tour - add it to your list!
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
This tour was great—waterfalls, tectonic plates, history, and so much more. We had Bernie as our tour guide and he was hilarious. Thank you!!
• Submitted 04 Apr 2019
The tour was well organised. Our guide, Yakub was knowledgeable, funny and interesting. The driver, Onskitn(can't remember his name properly) drove well through icy and snowy roads in Iceland
• Submitted 30 Jan 2019
This was an amazing full day trip which included visits to various sites. The scenery was stunning and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. The coach was warm and comfortable which you need as it was -8 outside!! Plenty of great opportunities for the budding photographer!
• Submitted 28 Jan 2019
Very good with knowledgeable tour guide. Pack your thermals as very cold in January. Suitable timings for stop offs to see sights and to eat. (If you’re into pokemon go, plenty of stops on the way) :)
• Submitted 25 Jan 2019
It was a great tour. The waterfall was amazing. Our tour guide Simon was great, informative and really funny.Takk
• Submitted 15 Jan 2019
Tour was wonderful! Our guide was fantastic and was available for questions throughout the tour. The sights we were taken to were very beautiful and interesting. Would certainly book another tour with them. Only negative was that we were not dropped off at the same location that we were picked up from. Not a huge deal, but not being too familiar with the city, it just made us navigate a new area.
• Submitted 08 Jan 2019
Fantastic from start to finish! The tour guide Anna was brilliant, funny and knowledgable. The sites we visited were breath taking - amazing start to my partners birthday
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
We took the tour on 1/1/19 and had a wonderful time. The service was extremely professional and our tour guide Simon was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I HIGHLY recommend this company.From the beginning when I called to book it the sales agent was courteous handling the reservation.I look forward to booking my next excursion!
• Submitted 04 Jan 2019

In Brief

Location:
Reykjavík, Iceland
Country:
Iceland
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:

ENGLISH: Daily (08:30 / 09:30 / 10:30)
SPANISH: Wednesdays only (08:30)
GERMAN: Saturdays only (08:30) 
FRENCH: Mondays only (08:30)
CHINESE: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays (10:30)
SCANDINAVIAN: Fridays (08:30)

Highlights:
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included