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, Thingvellir 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.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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

Guide was great and the sites you go to are amazing. Good amount of time spent at each site with frequent stops throughout the day.
• Submitted 28 Nov 2019
Couldn't rate this experience highly enough, such great value for the price, the highlight of our trip! The guide was great and we learnt a lot of very interesting facts.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
This was a big bus tour, but it had lots of time to really see Gullfoss and the surrounding area. Guide was extremely knowledgeable.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
We had a great time on the golden circle trip! Frosty was funny and information and even sang a traditional Icelandic song for us! And Skooly did an additional trip to see the Icelandic horses! Really enjoyable trip! Would recommend to anyone coming to visit Iceland!
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
It was great, just keep in mind you need to walk fast if you want to see everything and also use a toilet. Otherwise great guide, explain well and great places to visit
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
Where to start.... the tour was perfect. Our tour guide, Lasma (who was called in at the last minute) was SO informative and with great stories, funny and sweet. I still hear her melodious voice today - you can't beat that for 8 hours!!! The sites we visited were awesome with just the right amount of time at each stop. The countryside was beautiful, with horses, sheep, running brooks, mountains, the glacier of course. The driver too, was very good. I really just can't say enough about this tour. I would do it again and recommend it to everyone!!!
• Submitted 25 Oct 2019
Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Iceland. It is well planned out with plenty of time at each of the four sites. Our tour guide Frosty was amazing, so friendly and informative. 100% our favourite day in Iceland!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Bus travel Iceland were the tour company. We had a small group of 8 in a minibus and our guide Thora was brilliant.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
So I know this is the "must do" tour from Reykjavik, and if you're going to do it, I would suggest this one. It stopped at four amazing sites. The first stop was a quick photo stop at the Kerid crater. It was really beautiful and made for some great pics, but it really just got better from there. The next stop was Gullfoss waterfall and it was really an amazing experience. You can get right up to them and the sheer power of those falls is pretty amazing when you're right up near it. And there are plenty of different vantage points from which to view the falls. Next was on to see the geysers, Geysir and Strokkur. We had time to watch Strokkur go off about five different times and each time it was a little different. If you stick around for a few times you can time it well enough to get some good pics or video. Pretty neat stuff. The final stop was the Thingvellir national park where the tectonic plates are separating. There was also a lot of history there as it was the location of the first parliament about a thousand years ago. But the landscape from the earth literally being pulled apart is really cool to see up close. Overall, it was probably a 7 or 8 hour day on a large bus with a bunch of people but you're never in the bus too long and there's plenty of time to get out and wander around on your own. I know some people would much prefer to do this stuff on their own. And in a lot of cases, I prefer that myself. But for this vacation we did a lot of these while staying in Reykjavik, because we would never have been able to see all the stuff that we saw on the tours because of how efficiently these tours were moving from place to place.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Well planned and executed. We had a great time. Our host Thora was very informative and pleasant. We would highly recommend their tour.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
Another amazing and well organized tour by Bustravel. Our tour guide was amazing and provided lots of great commentaries. Overall, a fantastic sunny day! Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
So many interesting things to see if you love nature but be prepared for a lot of walking and water spray. Totally worth it. The guide was excellent!
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
This was a perfect trip with the perfect guide. I really enjoyed the presentation and chosen tour. Our guide Lāsma told us not only what we are about to see, but also told us the best spots where to stand to see it. It was delightful and I enjoyed it fully.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
Had such an amazing experience! Way better than we imagined. The pick up and drop off was very easy, tour bus was comfortable and accommodating, staff was nice, very knowledgeable to things we passed by and what we were seeing, learned so much, stops had the perfect amount of time and she always made sure we didn’t loose anyone. RECOMENDATIONS: Don’t pack lunch you can’t eat on board and food isn’t too expensive where they stop, if it’s possibly gonna rain bring heavy duty clothes or an extra change, we were dripping wet even in our gear! Absolutely recommend this tour out of every other one tho :)
• Submitted 20 Sep 2019
This was one of the best tours I have taken with viator. The Tour Guide was terrific. She was well informed and took extra care to make sure the attractions were enjoyable. She even changed the order in which we would see the attractions due to bad weather. By her changing the order in which we saw the sights we missed most of the rain. I would highly recommend this tour company.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
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 company.to 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

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