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Full-Day Classic Golden Circle Tour with Hotel Transfer

  • When does it run?
    Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 
  • Start time
    9:30am 
  • Duration
    7 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel/ guest-house pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned/heated coach
  • Driver /Guide (English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, German & Scandinavian languages available)
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Key Highlights

  • Visit Þingvellir National Park, a place of extraordinary natural beauty
  • Iceland’s number one tour, the Golden Circle, allows you to discover the wild landscape of this vast continent in a day
  • Witness the extraordinary power of nature at Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Hot Spring
  • See the place site where formidable forces pull Iceland apart
  • The tour is led by an expert local guide
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.

Overview

This classic sightseeing tour, known as the ‘Golden Circle’, showcases the most spectacular scenery in Iceland as well as the continent’s important historic sites.

Admire Gullfoss, the queen of Iceland’s waterfalls, as it tumbles down a deep gorge. Discover lovely The Þingvellir National Park – full of natural beauty and historic interest. Witness the places where Iceland’s landscape tearing apart due to massive forces of the Earth’s crust.

Visit the birth-place of the Icelandic parliament, the site of the world’s oldest national assembly at Thingveller’s plains. Take in sprouting springs of Geysir, the epic water jets are so well known that they’ve lent their name to all the hot springs of the world. The stop at Geysir will be around 60 minutes.

Drive through the striking landscape to a town where clean, safe, and efficient thermal energy is powering a thriving horticultural industry.

In case you are booking for same day please make the booking at least 6 hours before the start time of the tour and reconfirm your departure details with Local operator.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Start time

    9:30am 

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

    Alternate meeting point: You may join the tour from Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4, 104, Reykjavík, Iceland.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

  • Ending Point

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel/guest-house in Reykjavik

Itinerary

  • The Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavikvisits some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland. At the start of the tour you will be picked up from your hotel or guest-house.

    Proceed to the Þingvellir National Park, a place of fascinating geology and exceptional natural beauty. The Mid - Atlantic Ridge – the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates is clearly visible here. Gaze with awe at the line where Iceland is slowly being pulled apart as North America veers west and Eurasia moves east.

    Þingvellir is also a site of great historic interest, it’s plains playing host to the Icelandic parliament Alþingi, founded in the year 930 AD.

    Continue to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss ('Golden Waterfall'), Walks at the waterfalls edge are particularly magical, allowing you to feel the mist of the glacial water on your face.

    The lunch stop is usually at the Gullfoss cafe but sometimes the tour stops at the Information Centre at the geothermal area around Geysir instead. You can purchase lunch at either of these two places or bring a packed lunch along with you.

    Following lunch, you will visit the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur.

    At the end of the trip you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Reykjavik. However, hotel dropoff may depend on the route and traffic restrictions.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel/ guest-house pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned/heated coach
  • Driver /Guide (English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, German & Scandinavian languages available)
  • Lunch

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

Hotel drop-off may not be directly in front of the hotel, it will depend on the route and traffic restrictions.

Pick-up at hotels and guest-houses 30 minutes before start time.

Children 0-11yrs can join this tour for free if accompanied by an adult. Only two children are allowed with one paying adult. Itinerary of the tour may change on the day of departure depending on the weather conditions.  

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.The stop at Geysir is around 60 minutes.For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:has one of the youngest coach fleets in Iceland. Enjoy comfortable coaches with air conditioning, seatbelts and free WiFi. Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services are not provided from private addresses. Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop. Has a 24-hour telephone service, which can be used by all customers while in Iceland This provider is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.

Customer Reviews

  • Highly recommended
    William Lord, United Kingdom 05/19/2018
  • Simon Caldwell, United Kingdom 04/18/2018
  • Incredible - absolutely must do tour!
    Lucie Flewitt, United Kingdom 02/17/2018