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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.

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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

2. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

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. 

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Reykjavik: Day Trip to Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon

3. Reykjavik: Day Trip to Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon

Experience the raw natural beauty of Iceland's Golden circle with this day tour from Reykjavik. Feel the rush of watching the Strokkur geyser erupt. Take a swim in the warm relaxing waters of the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa. Be picked up in Reykjavik and take in the country landscapes as you are transported to Thingvellir National Park. Walk between two continents at the location where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet. Discover interesting stories about Viking history at the site of the first Viking parliament. Next, head to the geyser geothermal area where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt every few minutes. Marvel at Strokkur at the geyser sends boiling hot water up into the sky. Continue to the Gullfoss waterfall to watch as millions of gallons of ice-cold, glacier-fed water plunges 30 meters into a canyon. Finish your day with a trip to the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa. Experience Icelandic bathing culture first-hand with a relaxing swim in a 250-foot infinity pool. Admire views of the dramatic coast as you lie back in the warm soothing waters. Have the freedom to swim up to the cave bar for a refreshing cocktail. Try the revitalizing Icelandic 7-step ritual that includes a fog misting, an indulgent body scrub, and a trip to the steam room.

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Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour & Snorkeling with Free Photos

4. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour & Snorkeling with Free Photos

How about starting the day with snorkeling in Silfra, a freshwater fissure known to be one of the best diving spots in the world and then drive around beautiful Iceland? Then try The Snorkeling and Golden Circle tour. You can choose whether you snorkel in a wetsuit or drysuit. The difference is in a wetsuit you can dive underneath the surface and explore more of the wonders of Silfra, a freshwater fissure around 60 meters deep. You will not need any experience in diving nor snorkeling. After snorkeling, you will be taken on the Golden Circle tour, which is the most popular tourist route in Iceland. Start at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir, where Althing was established around 930. Þingvellir is where Europe and America meet. You will also visit the geothermal active valley Haukadalur where the hot spring geysers Geysir and Strokkur are, as well as the waterfall Gullfoss and the volcano crater Kerið. All the guides are locals and Icelandic nature has been their playground for years.

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Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Northern Lights 4x4 Tour

5. 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.

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Golden Circle Tour and Caving in Leidarendi Lava Tunnel

6. Golden Circle Tour and Caving in Leidarendi Lava Tunnel

Combining caving and the Golden Circle tour in Iceland gives you a unique experience of the Icelandic nature. See the wonders of the Icelandic nature while driving through the countryside and exploring the underworld wonders of the Icelandic lava fields by visiting the cave, Leiðarendi.  Leiðarendi is a 900-meter long lava tube offering unique rock formations, such as stalactites and shelves. Some light crawling may be required yet Leiðarendi cave has rather easy access to the underworld of Iceland. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular tourist route in Iceland. Start your tour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir, where Althing, was established around 930 and at Þingvellir the two continents, Europe and America, meet. Also visit the geothermal active valley Haukadalur where among others the hot spring geysers Geysir and Strokkur are and check out the waterfall Gullfoss.

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Golden Circle and ATV: Full-Day Combo Tour from Reykjavík

7. Golden Circle and ATV: Full-Day Combo Tour from Reykjavík

Your full day of activity begins at a quad base just a few minutes from the Reykjavík city center. Experience the freedom of driving an ATV up to the top of Mount Hafrafell before hopping on a coach to discover Iceland's' most famous sights on this tour. This tour is the most popular sightseeing tour in Iceland and a must-see for any first-time visitor to the country. You’ll see Þingvellir National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Þingvellir is the national shrine of Iceland, the birthplace of the nation, and the country’s top historical attraction. It is the only place in the world where tectonic plates can be seen above sea level. Next, you’ll visit the Geysir hot spring area. The entire area is on top of a vast, geothermal field dotted with bubbling, multicolored mud pools, hissing steam vents, hot and cold springs, warm streams, and primitive plants. This is where you’ll see the original geyser, after which all others were named. Geysir is dormant most of the time but its successor, Strokkur, erupts every 10 minutes or so and its white column of boiling water can reach heights of 20-30 meters. A few minutes’ drive away is the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) Waterfall. Marvel at the white water thundering down a 32-meter drop into an impressive canyon. On a sunny day, you’ll be able to see a rainbow through the drizzle, and in winter, the scene is even more spectacular, as part of Gullfoss freezes over!

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Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Northern Lights Combo Tour

8. Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Northern Lights Combo Tour

See Iceland's most popular spots by day and plunge into the wilderness in search of the Northern Lights by night on this day trip from Reykjavik. Begin your tour with an exploration of Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia are pulling apart. See one of Iceland's largest natural lakes. Carry on through the majestic scenery and you'll get to Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs. Feel the mist of the fall's glacial water as it cascades down into the narrow Hvítárgljúfur Canyon. Take a scenic return journey before taking a break for a few hours. After your rest, head out of the city in search of the Northern Lights. Let your expert guides lead you on the hunt for this elusive phenomenon.

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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Private Day Tour

9. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Private Day Tour

Embark on a tour along the Golden Circle route which will bring you to the most famous historical and natural attractions of Iceland. Start the tour with pickup from Reykjavik and travel to the Nesjavellir geothermal area, one of the hottest spots in Iceland, located nearby the Hengill volcano. At Nesjavellir, find the second-largest geothermal power station in Iceland, which serves the Reykjavik region with warming water. From Nesjavellir, head to the Thingvellir National Park and drive by the side of Thingvallavatn lake, offering spectacular views of the landscape. The Thingvellir National park served as parliament ground for many centuries, from the time of early Viking settlers and up to 19th century. In the valley at Thingvellir, walk along the Almanagja fissure, the place where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates diverge and move apart. Then, drive to Haukadalur, the valley of geysers, where the Strokkur geyser erupts every 5-10 minutes into the air, spewing out a mixture of hot water and steam to a height up to 30 meters. Next, visit the Gullfoss Waterfall with cascades of 11 and 22 meters of powerful water streams falling into the gorge. From Gullfoss, visit the Friðheimar Greenhouse. The greenhouse is an excellent example of horticulture in Iceland, it is open for visitors, and you can come and enjoy a unique food experience at the restaurant, with tomatoes growing all around. After lunch, make a final stop for the day at Kerid Crater. This is a 55-meter-deep explosion crater filled with water, creating a lake whose steep circular slopes resemble an ancient amphitheater. On the way back to Reykjavik, travel through the Hellisheidi mountain pass and finish with drop-off at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Strokkur

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6,862 reviews

It was the coldest day of the year -10oC and it was very windy. Wrap up warm. The meeting point is very cold due to the high rise buildings. The coaches are prompt and English speaking tour guide had plenty of facts about the trip. Each site was great. Make the effort to go to each viewing points at the Geysir, the waterfall and definitely make the walk down to the lake in the crater. It’s as frozen solid when we went. I would definitely recommend the trip. If you park nearby make sure you park in the direction of traffic i didn’t and was fined 10000!

This is a fantastic tour to see some of the highlights of Iceland. The scenery is absolutely stunning and each stop was truly breathtaking. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Reykjavik who appreciates natural beauty and wants to learn a little more about the interesting history of Iceland.

Super top, punctual, precise on schedules, concerned about the group! You will see the kerid crater, the waterfalls, the geysers then last stop the only one a little below small walk not far from silfra

The waterfall is AMAZING! We took some great beautiful photos. The geyser is also an interesting thing to see with a great restaurant.

It was so much fun! We can highly recommend this tour:)