Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik
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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

Location:
Reykjavík, Iceland
Country:
Iceland
Duration:
8 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Hotel pickup included
All entrance fees included
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Itinerary
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

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • 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)

Ports
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

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
Our family really enjoyed the frequent stops of this trip, plus our guide, Johanes, was very knowledgeable and entertaining with it! We learned a lot about Icelandic history and geology interspersed with the gorgeous landscape. Definitely worth the day!
• Submitted 31 Dec 2018
It was my first time visiting Iceland and I was so happy with this excursion! This excursion was booked the day before because the original Golden Circle day trip that we booked got cancelled but this tour ended up being cheaper than the other Golden Circle tour that we booked! And it included all the same stops! I was a little nervous about the pick up because I was scared that we would be forgotten but the bus was right on time and came to pick us up right at our apartment/hotel! I was also worried about the weather, because the weather can be a little unpredictable especially in October but we got a beautiful day, it was cold but it did not rain which i was happy about! The bus was big and I was happy because I get car sick easily and I did not feel sick during this trip! There is wifi on the bus which was great because as you take the pictures of the places you visit, you can share them with your friends and family! Johan and Frosti, our guides, were amazing! They told stories, talked about the history and geology of Iceland so we learned a lot about Iceland and the places we visited! And because we were right on schedule, we got to take an unplanned stop and pet some horses!! Also, you will never be forgotten at a location because they always do a head count of the people on the bus before leaving. One of the people on the tour got lost at one of the locations and Frosti went to find him. The person that got lost emailed the tour guide company Island Travels and they got into contact with Johan and Frosti and we made sure to wait for them to come back which made me feel safe. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience! I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Iceland for the first time because it was fool-proof and so easy!
• Submitted 09 Oct 2018
Tour was amazing, you have plenty time on each stop for pictures, food and toilet.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2018
Wonderful
• Submitted 23 Aug 2018
Stunning scenery, Good transport arrangements, plenty of time at each stop off to explore and get pictures.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2018
Great tour! Super local guide with passion. Many things to see in this beautiful country!
• Submitted 20 Jul 2018
For the traveler that has limited time this a a must do. In a short while you get a good impression of what Iceland has to offer and find out about its long history and forward thinking
• Submitted 16 Jul 2018
This was a wonderful tour. The sites were beautiful and beyond anything I have ever seen before. The motorcoach was extremely comfortable and even had Wi-Fi available. You could walk as much as you wanted or you could stay on the bus and still take in most of the sites. What made the tour even more special was our bus driver Piotr S. and Boi the tour guide. Both of these men were so personable and friendly and it was a pleasure visiting with them and hearing many other stories about Iceland. I would recommend this tour to anyone as a preview of what all there is to see and do in Iceland. Piotr was also able to show us where to leave the tour to save us having to take a taxi back to our hotel. For some reason when I made the reservation we were told we had to pickup the tour at BSI bus terminal which was a 15 cab ride. They then made other stops to pick up more people that were much closer to our hotel. That was the only beef I had. Thank you Piotr and Boi for a great day filled with wonderful memories!
• Submitted 15 Jun 2018
It is really worth it!
• Submitted 15 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 05 Apr 2018
Althought we had a rainy/snowy cloudy day, the trip was still great. They gave us plenty of time at each stop. Our guide, Rock can't pronounce his real name was great. He gave us a lot of background and information not only on the places we visited, but also on Icelandic life in general. I'd highly recomment this trip.
• Submitted 28 Mar 2018
Get this tour high up on your bucket list of things to do!
• Submitted 26 Feb 2018
Really enjoyable tour to see must see sites when you are in Reykjavik for only a few days.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2018

In Brief

Location:
Reykjavík, Iceland
Country:
Iceland
Duration:
8 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Hotel pickup included
All entrance fees included