Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik
from USD $60.39
This grand Golden Circle tour takes you to the most popular sights where you can experience the three highlights of the South West of Iceland: Geysir, Gulfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park. Plus you will visit the volcanic crater lake Kerið.
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In Brief

Reykjavík, Iceland
8 hours 30 minutes
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Hotel pickup included
All entrance fees included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The Thingvellir are both historically and geologically a important location. Here was the first icelandic parliament founded in the late 900s and this is also the a visible division between the eurasian and the north american continental plates.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland

Gullfoss is a waterfall of the White River Hvítá. It has two steps of 11 and 21 meters and there are pulling more 100 m3 water through it at a second.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Strokkur, Haukadalsvegur, Geysir Iceland

Strokkur is the little brother or the famous Geysir which not active anymore. Strokkur though is still very active blowing water up into the air every 7 to 10 minutes.

At this stop can you also purchase food.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kerid Crater, Route 35, Selfoss Iceland

Kerið is an iconic volcanic crater of 55 meters depth.

Duration: 20 minutes


  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Strokkur
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
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)

Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavik

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • 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.

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

This bus tour made the circle of outstanding sights near Reykjavík. We saw the Kerid Crater, Gulfloss falls, and the tectonic plates, all while learning about Iceland’s history and culture. Thora, our guide, was outstanding and made the land come alive. Iceland is beautiful and surprising. This tour picked us up and delivered us back to our cruise ship docking with little confusion. A wonderful experience.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Great tour and excellent tour guide. Had enough time at all the major sites and pick up/drop off was very easy.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
We would highly recommend this tour! We communicated directly with the tour company to make sure that our ship docking times would work well with their pick-up times. They were very responsive and helpful. Chiara, our guide, was so very knowledgeable and shared many fun stories and great info on Iceland. She was very specific with meeting times and how much time we had at each stop. We also had 2 bonus stops. The bus driver did an excellent job. Great price and amazing value! Well worth taking the 8 hours for this tour and to see the amazing sites!
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Our small group tour was cancelled due to not enough people signing up and we had to join a large coach tour if we wanted to see most of the same sites. While this option was not our first choice, luckily the company was able to accommodate our schedule and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Kerid crater, Gullfoss and the Strokkur Geyser were amazing and our bus time between stops included lots of interesting information from our guide.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
Pick up very good and as described. Tour good and would recommend this anyone. We would definitely use them again and so much cheaper than the cruise lines.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Our guide Stina was great.Loves her country and knows a lot. The Rift Valley visit was very moving. And the falls are spectacular
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
We had a great trip.Howser our guide was brilliant. So knowledgeable and funny. The tour included a crater, golden waterfalls,geyser and the old parliament national park.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
This is a great tour and an overview of the highlights of Iceland within a large circle around Reykjavik. Hotel pick up was good but then there was a wait while you were then transferred to the appropriate tour bus at a meeting point for the tour company. Once on the large tour bus, though everything went smoothly and there were stops at the crater, many falls, views of the glacier and good review of history, tips and unique aspects of the Geography. Great way to start your visit in Iceland. Lasma was a great guide and Oscar a superb driver. Thank you.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
So much to see on this tour! Guide Matt was very informative and funny. There will be walking but nothing too strenuous. The Gulfoss waterfall and Þingvellir National Park look like the beginning of the world, that the creation started there: nature at her majesty! Absolutely a MUST DO tour. It was our second time there (first was an abbreviated version). It's hard to point out the best moments because everything was perfect! The sights, the food, the narration, the stop along the way...5 our of 5 stars! Fantastic day that was written in our memories and stay there forever!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a fantastic tour! Our tour guide Gunnar was excellent, funny and knowledgeable of Iceland and all the sights we were seeing. It’s a full day but it flies by! You are on a coach bus with wifi and comfortable seats. Also the bus pick-up is painless. Bring some comfy shoes as we ended up doing a fair bit of walking in our free time. You get ample amount of free time, and there is time at a food court like restaurant for lunch. We packed our own and saved a bunch of time though.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
very satisfied with the tour director and driver. we would do it again to bad the weather was not good
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This day tour was the perfect way to get immersed in the diversity of Iceland's beauty. As our driver and guide, Emil and Halla did a wonderful job. Halla was knowledgeable and gave interesting tidbits along the way. Since we were doing well on timing, they allowed an extra stop to pet some Icelandic horses! Would definitely recommend this tour, especially if you're not going to be in Iceland for long.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We enjoyed the toor. It was well balanced with enough time at each site. The guide was great, giving valuble (and a bit useless 😊) information.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Amazing trip. Amazing service from Emiliano and Yanar. Thank you for the great time! Incredible and beautiful tour. Definitely you need to do it!
• Submitted 02 Apr 2019
Highly recommended tour, the scenery was stunning. Great tour guide, Yona and driver, Emilio. Very well organized tour.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2019
A long day but saw so many natural beautiful sights, the geysers, golden circle. loads of stops for photo opportunities, toilet breaks and chance to get a hot drink as was a very cold day with snow and wind. The guide was very nice and well informed. The views from the coach as we were driving along was very bleak, with grey skies, snow, mountains etc, it was almost if the whole world outside the window was in black and white, very beautiful and dramatic
• Submitted 25 Mar 2019
So much to see in such a small area - especially magnificent with the snowy backdrop. Multi stops so no single long bus journey. Not able to visit the smaller waterfall due to icy conditions.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2019
Loved the trip. But we found a few stops a little rushed. Geyser we would have preferred slightly longer to have food and view. Only had 1 hour 10 mins. Tour guide was knowledgeable however repeated himself a lot. But I would definitely recommend this trip. We were only able to see the Gullfross waterfall as other one was closed which was a shame.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2019
Exceeded my expectations. Our tour guide Frosty was very through and extremely friendly. This is a very good tour.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2019
We paid the extra for pickup from our hotel .... Mat, who was the organiser on the pickup bus was brilliant on the way to where we swapped buses. When on the small bus that took us on the Golden Circle tour the driver was a rather special young lady called ‘Sif’ I hope that’s spelt right. It was short for her full name so easier to remember. She spoke great English and gave us full commentary on the way to the Waterfalls and Geysers etc. She was well rehearsed and very knowledgeable about every aspect of the tour. My wife and I had a great time and I think I speak for all the passengers when I say Sif made a great day into a spectacular day. All of the stops were perfect. We would go again tomorrow if possible. 10/10 from us thanks Sif!!!!
• Submitted 11 Mar 2019
Really enjoyed this trip, the guide was great, very informative with a few extra stop offs to see extra sites along the way. Would recommend.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2019
The bus pick up was very efficient on time and Greta our guide knew our names upon arrival. Greta was really knowledgeable helpful and very informative and Magik the driver was a star. This tour was excellent value for money and a good way to see and experience Iceland . Highly recommended and worth every penny. Christine Dias London Uk
• Submitted 26 Feb 2019
Tour Guide Matthew and Drive Skuli were amazing.Matthew is fantastic and very knowledgeable. He entertained us with funny facts. Sightseeing were beautiful and we had enough time to take pictures everywhere.Recommend
• Submitted 25 Jan 2019
Excellent day out, our guide was very good on discribing everything, very well organised from pick up to taking us back to hotel
• Submitted 22 Jan 2019

In Brief

Reykjavík, Iceland
8 hours 30 minutes
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Hotel pickup included
All entrance fees included