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From Reykjavík: Golden Circle with Snorkel in Silfra

1. From Reykjavík: Golden Circle with Snorkel in Silfra

Experience the different geothermal landscapes of Iceland's legendary Golden Circle on a small group tour from Reykjavik. Listen to Icelandic music as you travel by minibus to Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Gaze in awe as you get a clear view of this massive geological activity. Watch the water melt from Iceland's second biggest glacier as you make your way to Gullfoss Waterfall. Marvel as hot spring water erupts from the earth in the geothermal area of Geysir. Then, snorkel in the extraordinary Silfra rift, considered one of the top dive sites in the world. Glide between tectonic plates floating on pure, filtered glacial meltwater.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Waterfalls Small Group Tour

2. Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Waterfalls Small Group Tour

Get back to nature and discover the icons of the Golden Circle on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Enter historic Þingvellir National Park, where the national parliament was founded in 930 A.D. Discover where the tectonic plates of two continents are in constant movement.  Make a quick stop at Laugarvatn village and at Efstidalur farm to get a glimpse of the local life of the area. Then, head to the Strokkur geyser which erupts every five minutes at Geysir geothermal area. Feel the power of Gullfoss waterfalls where the water coming from the Langjökull glacier flows incessantly in all its glory. Stop for lunch at the Friðheimar tomato farm. After lunch, admire the astonishing Kerið crater which is over three thousand years old. Hear amazing stories from the centuries, and discover a variety of geothermal landscapes along the way. 

Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Northern Lights 4x4 Tour

3. Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Northern Lights 4x4 Tour

See Iceland’s Golden Circle on an afternoon and search for the Northern Lights on the same evening tour from Reykjavik. See the ancient geological formations and parliament site at Thingvellir National Park; watch the Strokkur waterspout at Geysir; and admire the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. As darkness falls, seek out the Northern Lights, escaping light pollution to experience the incredible light show. Numbers are limited to six people for a more personalized experience. Travel inland in a comfortable 4x4 designed to negotiate rugged terrain, and hear from your guide about Iceland’s volcanic geology. Your first stop is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn how the landscapes have been formed over millennia, and absorb the contrast between the lush green vegetation and rich, black ground. Travel on to Geysir, a geothermal field of hot springs, steam vents and the remnants of an old volcano. Continue to Gullfoss Waterfall, whose name means ‘Golden Falls,’ a reference to the shimmering, multi-colored mists that can sometimes appear above the waters. As dusk falls, begin your quest for the Northern Lights. Iceland is one of the world’s best places to see them, and your all-terrain 4x4 and knowledgeable guide will allow you to identify and access the best potential viewing sites. The pulsating colors of the lights, usually green and blue, split the darkness and sometimes shine brighter than the moon.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Friðheimar & Sky Lagoon Day Trip

4. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Friðheimar & Sky Lagoon Day Trip

This tour begins with our free pickup service in central Reykjavík. The first stop of the day is to Kerið, a volcanic crater formed after an enormous eruption over 1000 years ago. Enjoy the view along the crater top walkway or descend the steps to the lake below. Great photo opportunities are to be found from each vantage point. The next stop is to Friðheimar farm which has a greenhouse, horse farm and restaurant. Here you will meet the tiny icelandic horse and see a horse show demonstration of their unique gaits. Next up you will be taken on a tour of the greenhouse where tomatoes and cucumbers are produced to an impressive scale. Here you will also have a table reservation for lunch though please note that lunch itself is not included in your ticket price. Later you come to Geysir geothermal park, home of the eponymous Geysir, though it is its younger sister Strokkur that now erupts regularly. You will have time to witness several eruptions as it erupts every 7-10 minutes or so. Take a leisurely walk around an see other bubbling pools with the distinctive sulfur smell lingering heavily in the air. Just a short drive from Geysir, lies the immensely powerful waterfall, Gullfoss. This waterfall lies on the Hvitá river which itself is fed by meltwater from Langjökull glacier to the north. Here you are met first by the water mist from the falls before you even see them. Take the walking path down to the falls or stay to the higher path for a bird´s eye view. There is no wrong choice here. The final sightseeing stop of the day is to Thingvellir National Park. Here Icelanders met in an ancient parliament assembly, the longest continuous assembly is the world, though now located in Reykjavík. But perhaps more significantly here one can visibly see the continental rift between the american and euroasian tectonic plates, a rift increasing in size by the year. Walk between the continents! The final part of this fantastic day will be spent at Sky Lagoon where your Pure Pass tickets gives you access to both the lagoon itself with it´s awe-inspiring infinity affect sea view as well as the 7-step Ritual Experience. This includes one of the world´s most stunning sauna with floor to ceiling sea view, body scrub, cold plunge pool and steam bath. After a couple of hours here, you will be dropped back to your respective pickup locations in the downtown area.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Trip

5. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Trip

Drive through the beautiful landscape of the southern part of Iceland and stop at all the main sights, and even some extra stops on this full day tour of the Golden Circle.  On the morning of your tour, you will make several stops. On your way from Reykjavík to you will drive through the beautiful lava fields and geothermal area before making your first stop in the town of Hveragerði to see an earthquake exhibition. Your next stop will be at the picturesque Faxi waterfall before heading to the most popular waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss.  Enjoy lunch at the Geysir geothermal area, where you can also take some time to walk around and see the hot spring erupt. The last stop of your day will be at the Þingvellir National Park. Both a UNESCO heritage site and the site of the tv show Game of Thrones, the park is full of amazing views. You will then head back to Reykjavík to end your day tour of the Golden Circle.

Reykjavík: Golden Circle Geological Jeep Day Trip

6. Reykjavík: Golden Circle Geological Jeep Day Trip

Combines unique geological features with a breathtaking landscapes on this Golden Circle jeep day trip from Reykjavík. Examine sights like Thingvallir National Park, the Haukadalur geothermal valley, and the Kerid volcanic crater from a geological perspective. Be picked up from a centrally-located meeting point in Reykjavík. Sit back and enjoy the Icelandic wilderness on the drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site and oldest national park in Europe, Thingvallir National Park. Explore the unique geology of this place and gain insight into the cultural significance of this park. See the movement of continental plates and walk through Viking history. Feel the warm steam of hot springs and get splashed by Iceland's famous Geysir Stokkur as you visit the Haukadalur geothermal valley. Take a short lunch break at the Geysir Restaurant, where you can purchase a delicious meal. Continue to Gullfoss waterfall where you can witness the raw power of nature as the falls plunge into the canyon of the Hvítá river. Finally visit the Kerid volcanic crater and admire the lake that rests in this area that was formed by a huge volcanic explosion. Make your way back to your meeting point in Reykjavik in the early evening.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Geothermal Energy Tour

7. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Geothermal Energy Tour

Develop an understanding of the Icelandic way of life and sustainable living on this guided tour. See some of the country's most iconic sights as you visit highlights of the Golden Circle, a route that loops from Reykjavik through the countryside as well as places related to green living.The tour will begin by heading from Reykjavik to Hellisheiðarvirkjun, The Geothermal Energy Exhibition. This exhibition is located at the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant where visitors can learn about how Icelanders have been using geothermal energy for hundreds of years.The next stop is at Ljósafossvirkjun, a hydro-based power plant. This is a perfect spot for photos of water running down with tremendous force.Then you'll be heading down to Sólheimar Eco Village where you'll be getting a very insightful lecture about sustainable development in Iceland. Afterward, you'll have some time to walk around the area as well as visit a greenhouse.After spending the first part of a day learning and understanding Icelandic sustainable living we'll be heading towards the most iconic Golden Circle's "must-sees" - visiting the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. Check out the geyser Strokkur located in the Geysir area, with shoots of boiling water rising between 66 to 131 feet high. Last but not least, pay a visit to Thingvellir National Park, the home of the first Icelandic parliament.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Private Tour

8. Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Private Tour

Your full-day adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in central Reykjavik. Soak up the scenery as you leave the city behind and head inland to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Thingvellir National Park. As you pass through ancient lava fields, listen to your guide share insight into Iceland’s fascinating geology, as well as the park’s unique location, which sits at the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Hop out to admire the dramatic landscapes caused by the drifting of the plates, then visit the site of the world’s first parliament at the heart of the national park. Continue the tour through the mountainous landscapes, passing by Lake Laugarvatn to reach the geothermal location of the geysirs. Upon arrival, enjoy the chance to admire the 'original geysir', after which all others were named. Even more impressive is the neighboring Strokkur geysir, which erupts every few minutes in a spectacular burst of water and steam. Afterwards, a short drive brings you to another awe-inspiring natural wonder, the mighty Gullfoss waterfalls. At the waterfalls, enjoy ample time to learn about and snap photos of the dramatic landscape. After an action-packed morning, it’s time to venture off-the-beaten-track and pay a visit to the beautiful Secret Lagoon. Located in the small village of Fludir, the lagoon is a perfect example of Iceland’s famous natural hot springs, with waters reaching temperatures of up to 104˚F (40˚C). Take some time to relax and unwind in the steamy pools, before climbing back on the bus for the return journey. On the way back to Reykjavik, make one final stop to admire the volcanic crater of Kerið. Back in the city, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Golden Circle: Private Day Trip

9. Golden Circle: Private Day Trip

Our first stop is Hveragerði, a town surrounded by geothermal areas where people work in the energy industry with new technologies. Next stop is Kerið, one of several volcanic craters in the Western Zolcanic Zone. We will also visit Skálholt church, a historical site which offers a peaceful backdrop as our guide informs you about the history of the area. Next, you will visit the Geysir area in Haukadal where you can see the geysers, hot springs, steam vents, and creepy blue algae. Churn in particular is one of the largest and most powerful geysers and erupts almost every 5 minutes. Our last stop takes us to Thingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament was established - the first of its kind in the world in AD1000. At Thingvellir, you will see how the earth is ever so slowly pulled apart by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and you will be able to stand where Viking settlers stood for centuries ruling the law of the land. Enjoy visiting all of these sights from the comfort of our vehicle, with a knowledgable guide and at your own pace with a private tour.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 41 reviews

This was a cool day trip! Definitely recommend, the snorkelling was a highlight and such an amazing experience. We were even provided with chocolate bars after which was a lovely surprise. We had Kevin as our guide - he was very patient and kind, he's a 10/10 Our driver (I think his name was Johan?) Was so lovely and insightful. the van was very comfortable (with charging capability) and we even had a small ice cream break which was delicious.

Despite poor Esther enjoyed this tour. Tour guide was right on time for hotel pickup. I think the sights were great but the guide really made this a Good tour. Was very approachable and encouraged everyone to enjoy their time. Was very gracious and was informative about stop and return times to tour bus.

Adam, our guide is excellent. His enthusiasm for what he does is infectious and his knowledge of the country is vast. We were treated to a beautiful show of aurora including a full carona. A wonderous experionce. THANK YOU ADAM.

This activity is a MUST! It is a once in a lifetime experience. I was blown away by the beauty of it. The tour guide we had, Sara, was informative, funny, and left no one behind. I felt safe and secure the entire time!

Great trip - intensive but well worth it. Björn is an excellent guide