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Golden Circle Tour
8.60 / 10
114 reviews
The guide, Èric, a sun. He explained everything in detail! A pass from man. We were very comfortable on the excursion. Highly recommended.
10 Roger Coloma
  • Spanish or English Spanish or English
  • 6 hours

Spontaneously erupting hot springs at Geysir, the Gullfoss Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park... Discover the incredible natural landscapes of Iceland on this complete tour of the famous Golden Circle

Golden Circle Tour Itinerary

On the day of your tour, meet your guide at the central meeting point in Rekyjavik, ready to begin your tour of the Golden Circle, a region of southern Iceland famous for its numerous spectacular natural sights.

You'll head east in the direction of Geysir. As the name suggests, this area is home to extensive geothermal activity and a number of geysers. Amongst steaming hot springs, you'll discover Strokkur, one of the most famous geysers in Iceland, which launches a 15 to 20 metre-tall (49 to 66 foot) column of boiling water into the air every 10 minutes... don't get too close!

Continue on your route around the Golden Circle to Gullfoss Waterfall, a large cascade that plunges to a depth of more than 30 metres (over 100 feet). Strolling alongside the waterfall, you'll feel the cool breeze rising off the water as you admire one of Iceland's most stunning scenes. After exploring Gullfoss, you'll take a break for lunch (not included).

With recharged batteries, you'll head to your next stop, Thingvellir National Park, which has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. As well as being an incredible natural space, Thingvellir was the location of Icelandic parliament between 930 and 1798. You'll see Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland, at the location where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates join.

After enjoying free time to discover this impressive volcanic landscape at your own pace, you'll make the return journey to Reykjavik.

Language

Please note, on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 am, this tour is carried out with a Spanish-speaking guide. The rest of the days and times have an English-speaking guide.

Lunch

On occasion, the lunch break may take place near Geysir instead of at Gullfoss Waterfall.

Meet Points

When making your reservation you'll see a list including the majority of the hotels in Reykjavik. Next to the name of your hotel, you will find the nearest meet point. As the majority of the streets in the centre are not accessible by bus, you will need to make your way to a nearby location, indicated as a "bus stop" and with a number.

Accessibility

The bus is adapted for foldable wheelchairs, however please bear in mind that this excursion visits natural sites which are not always accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Adults Children between 12 and 15 years old Children under 12
US$ 60
US$ 30
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 60
  • Children between 12 and 15 years old

    US$ 30
  • Children under 12

    Free

* The price increases on the 23 July

More Information

Duration

6 hours.

Language Spanish or English

This tour takes place in English or Spanish depnding on your choice of day.

Included

Transport on a bus with wifi.

Professional English or Spanish speaking guide depending on the day chosen.

Not included

Food and drinks.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (8:30 AM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (only for folding wheelchairs).

US$ 60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.