Day trip

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From US$ 62.60 per person

Take a full-day tour that brings you close to some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. Travel by bus to Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Strokkur, with commentary from a knowledgeable guide.

About this activity

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Duration 6.5 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
If you would like to be picked up at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik, please call 24 hours prior to tour departure to provide hotel information. The complimentary pickup service starts 30 minutes before the selected departure. Due to traffic limitations in the city center, you might have to make your way to the closest pickup location. Your hotel reception will help you find it or, if staying in a private accommodation, please get in touch with the local supplier after the booking. It is your responsibility to be ready for pickup at the correct place and specified time.

Experience

Itinerary
2.5 - 3 hours
  • Reykjavik

  • 1.5 hours
  • Thingvellir National Park

  • 1 hour
  • Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Geysir

  • Strokkur

  • 1.5 hours
  • Reykjavik

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir (Thingvellir)
  • See the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, which figures in local myth
  • Admire Geysir and Strokkur, two geothermal geysers
Full description
Take yourself on the Golden Circle Classic, a full-day tour that brings you close to some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland, all with the commentary of a knowledgeable guide. Begin with a visit to Þingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was founded in the year 930 AD. Þingvellir is geologically remarkable and the tectonic plate boundaries form a breathtaking scenery. Then head to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss and walk toward the edge to feel the mist of the glacial water on your face. From there, journey toward the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur, before traveling back to Reykjavik. 
Includes
  • Transportation by 1st class bus
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks (there will be stops for you to purchase lunch)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Pickup starts 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Please wait at the designated pickup point for the pickup bus. Please provide your hotel details in advance if you have selected a tour option that includes pickup
  • Please note that the discount for children and youths is a family discount, and applies to maximum 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
  • Please note that it can get very cold and windy during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1363 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour guide was lovely, very knowledgeable and helped make the tour more enjoyable and educational. The national park, waterfall and hot springs were AMAZING, the views are indescribable. We even stopped off to see, pet and feed the Icelandic horses which were beautiful, friendly and an added bonus to the tour which my partner loved being such an animal lover. The transportation is comfortable and the journey is very scenic so you will always have something to look at on the longer stretches between destinations. I would highly recommended this tour. Thank you!

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March 10, 2022

Very well organised tour. I made in winter when Iceland was completely under snow and Gullfoss was a particular impressive experience. Due to weather conditions our tour was a bit shortened and in the end our bus was stuck on the way to Reykjavik, but everything was still well organised even in the aftermath and thanx to our guide we reached the hotels in the night. Don't miss the Golden Circle.

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March 1, 2022

How to see major highlights of Iceland in a few hours. Each experience even better than the one before. I would recommend this tour to anybody. Watching the sun come up in stunning surroundings, seeing the wonderful waterfall and rounding it off with an erupting geyser. Unbelievably good! Do it!!

December 25, 2021

Product ID: 1099