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Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Tour with Kerid Crater

1. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Tour with Kerid Crater

See the best of southwest Iceland on an 8-hour Golden Circle tour by bus from Reykjavik. Visit the spectacular Geysir area, and go to the cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall. Discover where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet in Þingvellir National Park. Travel to the geothermal area of Geysir. Marvel as the active hot spring of Strokkur spouts steaming water 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes. Continue to one of Iceland’s most iconic features at the Gullfoss Waterfall (“Golden Falls“). Feel the spray of the waters of the glacial River Hvítá as it plummets down into a 32-meter deep crevice. Next, enter Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year. Þingvellir was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural value in 2004, and is the site of a stunning rift valley and the Rock of Law, the first Viking parliament. Marvel at the volcanic crater at Lake Kerið, and pass through the Icelandic farms of the south on your drive around the Golden Circle, before returning to your original starting point in Reykjavik.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid, & Secret Lagoon Tour

2. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid, & Secret Lagoon Tour

Embark on a bus tour of Iceland’s legendary Golden Circle and soak in the thermal waters of the Secret Lagoon. Explore the southwest, including the spectacular Geysir area, Gullfoss Waterfall, Kerið Volcano, and Þingvellir National Park. After pickup in central Reykjavik, the day's first stop is at the Kerið Volcanic Crater. Here you can circle the crater top along a winding path and descend into the crater to reach the lake at its center. Next, head to the Secret Lagoon where you'll have 1.5 hours to unwind in the thermal waters and admire the peaceful surroundings. Continue to the active hot spring of Strokkur and watch it spout steaming water 30 meters every 8 minutes. Arrive at Gullfoss Waterfall and feel the spray of the glacial Hvítá River as it plummets down into a 32-meter-deep crevice. Next, visit Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters every year. Þingvellir was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Small-Group Tour

3. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Small-Group Tour

Join a minibus tour of the Golden Circle with plenty of stops in all the best locations along the way. See natural formations, such as geysers, waterfalls, lakes, and unwind in the Blue Lagoon hot springs. Visit Thingvellir, a historic landmark where the Icelandic Commonwealth was founded. View the North Atlantic Divergent Ridge and see eruptions of up to 20 meters high at Strokkur, which erupts every 3 to 4 minutes. Pass by the dormant Geysir. Next, view Gullfoss, considered the most beautiful of Iceland’s 30,000 waterfalls. Stop for lunch before heading to Kerið, a striking crater lake filled with blue-green water and surrounded by black and red slopes. End the day at the Blue Lagoon and soak in the geothermal waters.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerið, & Fridheimar Minibus Tour

4. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerið, & Fridheimar Minibus Tour

Visit Iceland’s natural wonders on this 8-hour minibus tour accompanied by a professional guide. The Golden Circle route covers a 300km loop from Reykjavík to central Iceland and back. Visit Thingvellir, a pivotal landmark that connects all the major events in the founding of the Icelandic commonwealth. It’s also the best place on earth to view the North Atlantic divergent ridge. Stop at Fríðheimar farm, owned by the same family since 1995. The family, besides growing tomatoes and cucumbers, are passionate about horses. Enjoy a truly unique experience and meet the Icelandic horses up close on a visit to the stables. You might get a chance to pet them and maybe take a selfie! Lunch (at your own expense) will be held in the greenhouse where you will have the possibility to purchase local products on the menu after a visit of the stables. See Gullfoss, which is considered the most beautiful of Iceland’s 30,000 waterfalls. You’ll also see Kerið, a striking crater lake filled with milky blue-green water and surrounded by stark black and deep red slopes.

From Reykjavik: South Coast 3-Day Winter Tour with Glacier

5. From Reykjavik: South Coast 3-Day Winter Tour with Glacier

Explore the geothermal and frozen landscapes of the south coast of Iceland on a 3-day tour. Marvel at amazing waterfalls and explore an ice cave. Be wowed by black lava sand beaches, walk on the shores of Glacier Lagoon, and feel the thrill as you encounter spectacular geothermal features. Day 1: Golden Circle & Kerið Volcanic Crater On the first day you will visit all the best-known places in Iceland that make the Golden Circle Route: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Golden Waterfall and Haukadalur Geothermal area that is home to Strokkur Geyser. Before heading to your lodging for the night you will also visit the volcanic crater lake of Kerið. When spending the night in a lovely village of Hveragerði you can walk around Geothermal Park or by Reykjafoss Waterfall searching for Northern Lights (if weather conditions are favorable). Day 2: South Coast of Iceland Second day will start with drive across the South Coast of Iceland to reach your first destination - Seljalandsfoss waterfall and nearby hidden waterfall of Gljufrabui. Continue to Skógafoss waterfall to watch the Skógá River fall 60 meters at the powerful cascades. After seeing three stunning waterfalls comes time to walk on the worlds-famous Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara. Dark volcanic sands stretch as far as the eye can see, with mighty Atlantic waves crashing into the Reynisdrangar, fingers of volcanic rock that tower into the sky just offshore. Second night, this time spent in remote location in South-East Iceland, brings more chances to spot aurora. Day 3: Ice Caving Expedition and Glacier Lagoon This day takes you deep into the Vatnajokull National Park. Walk on shores of Glacier Lagoon and on ice scattered beach called Diamond. The highlight of the whole tour is an ice caving. Equipped with all the necessary safety equipment you will jump on the super jeep taking you to the stunning natural ice cave laying underneath the biggest glacier in Europe - Vatnajokull. The Blue Ice Cave really shows the tremendous forces of Icelandic nature, as they are formed naturally in glaciers when fresh water freezes in the plunging winter temperatures. New caves are created every year as the glaciers freeze and melt and refreeze into different shapes. On that day you will also stop by a traditional turf church and take another look at basalt columns when having a refreshment break in the village of Vik.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Guided Trip

6. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Guided Trip

Take an afternoon tour of Iceland’s legendary Golden Circle on an 8-hour day trip from Reykjavik. See the best of the southwest, including the spectacular Geysir area, Gullfoss waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park. Following a pick-up from your designated pickup location in central Reykjavik, transfer to the geothermal area of Geysir. Marvel as the active hot spring of Strokkur spouts steaming water 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes.  Continue to one of Iceland’s most iconic features at the Gullfoss Waterfall (“Golden Falls“). Feel the spray of the waters of the glacial River Hvítá as it plummets down into a 32-meter deep crevice. Next, enter Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year. Þingvellir was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural values in 2004.  Pass through Icelandic farms on your drive around the Golden Circle.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid Crater and Sky Lagoon Tour

7. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid Crater and Sky Lagoon Tour

Set off on the experience of a lifetime with this breathtaking tour of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. This is your chance to walk between continents, get up close to a gushing geyser and feel the phenomenal power of a roaring two-tier waterfall. As well as that, you’ll also visit a dazzling multi-colored volcanic crater and warm yourself in the soothing waters of the spectacular Sky Lagoon. Your memorable Golden Circle tour will begin with a short drive from the city to Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir). You’ll discover a dramatic rift valley where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here you can walk between two continents and visit the site of Iceland’s Viking parliament, which met here for a thousand years! The next stop on your journey is the Haukadalur geothermal area. The most spectacular spot is the hot spring, Geysir, which is Icelandic for “gush”. This is where you’ll find Strokkur, an “old faithful” that sends boiling water spouting high into the air every few minutes! It’s a thrilling place, where you’ll feel the raw power of nature rumbling under your feet! Gullfoss is next, a short drive further inland. This glorious waterfall thunders over two tiers into a deep ravine, powered by meltwater from the second-largest glacier in Iceland. The “Gold Falls” are a magical sight, with several viewing platforms to enjoy - look out for rainbows on sunny days! Before we return to the city, we have one more special sight to enjoy - the colorful volcanic crater at Kerið. This stunning 3000-year-old crater is streaked with red rocks, dark green mosses and a blue lake, which makes Kerið very memorable. Your Golden Circle adventure will end with an extraordinary experience - a visit to the Sky Lagoon! One of Iceland’s newest geothermal spas, you’ll enjoy a soothing soak in an incredible 250-foot-long heated infinity pool with a swim-up bar and ocean views. You’ll have the opportunity to select one of two options with different access levels - the Pure Pass or the Sky Pass.

From Reykjavik: Small Group Golden Circle Day Trip

8. From Reykjavik: Small Group Golden Circle Day Trip

See the Golden Circle on a guided day trip from Reykjavik. Admire the incredible landscapes with stops at Thingvellir, the Gullfoss waterfall, the springs of Geysir, and the volcanic crater of Kerid. During your day, witness the best of Iceland. At Thingvellir, see the birthplace of the Icelandic nation, as well as the foundation site of the first Viking Parliament or Alþingi and visit the visual rift between the Eurasian and American Continents. Explore the impressive waterfall Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most beautiful sights. It is not a coincidence that its name translates as the Golden Waterfall. This is all followed by a visit to the Geysir geothermal area, where the hot spring Strokkur erupts every 3-7 minutes. Geysir's hot spring's neighbor, Strokkur, will blow steam high in the air a few times per hour for your delight. To finish the day, marvel at the volcanic crater of Kerid, filled with a milky blue-green lake.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Day Trip with Blue Lagoon Transfer

9. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Day Trip with Blue Lagoon Transfer

Marvel at spectacular landscapes and natural wonders such as geysers, waterfalls, volcanic craters, and more on this 11-hour Golden Circle tour. Start your day with a visit to the unique Thingvellir National Park, a place of both natural wonder and historical importance. The area is a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates and you can actually take a walk between the two continents. Stop to see the Haukadalur and Strokkur geysers as well as the Great Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes with a column of water that reaches heights of 20-30 meters. Next, view the breathtaking Gullfoss Waterfall and its grandeur as the waterfall drops 32 meters into a weathered canyon. After, take in the vista of the large Kerid volcanic crater, which is filled with aquamarine water. The 3000-year old Kerid Crater lake surrounded by red volcanic rock makes a striking picture. End the day at the Blue Lagoon (entrance not included), for a relaxing time in the geothermal waters.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Waterfalls Small Group Tour

10. 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. 

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Tour on a large bus with driver and guide. The tour is complete and visits the most interesting places. For those who visit Iceland for the first time, this first smattering of Iceland's natural attractions is not to be missed. The bus takes you to the place of interest and the guide, after explaining a few things, dictates the time available and leaves you free to go independently, which is appreciable

This was worth every penny. The guid was amazing and very informative. We even had an added extra that was not on the itinerary and had our own privet horse show. And tomato farm tour. The blue lagoon was incredible as was the whole day. Absolutely amazing experience definitely recommend

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.

Bus company on time ,so good start, got even better with Devon ( from Arizona) our tour guide being highly knowledgeable, made the tour an excellent choice for visiting for a few days.

Awesome tour with an awesome guide. Devin was really funny!