Classic tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik
Excursions & day trips

Classic tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Join this full-day tour from Reykjavik to the Icelandic wilderness
  • Learn about geology and history at Thingvellir National Park
  • Don't miss the spectacular views of Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Discover the famous Geysir geothermal and hydrothermal area
What to expect

While visiting Iceland, don't miss a tour of the famous Golden Circle route and its natural and historical attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir. Join this one-day tour from Reykjavik and dive into the Icelandic wilderness through the lava fields of Mosfellsheiði heath and to a scenic point overlooking the high temperature geothermal area of Nesjavellir and Lake Thingvallavatn.

Winding its way down towards lake Thingvallavatn, the route continues along the lake to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and one of the world's oldest parliaments was founded in 930 AD. Þingvellir is also the birthplace of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, where Iceland’s most prominent chiefs met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal Viking-age justice.

You‘re then treated up close and personal to one of Iceland‘s largest assets: Gullfoss (Golden Falls), where you can take a short walk up close to the thundering cascade and feel the mist of glacial meltwater on your face. Don't forget to take pictures of this majestic and thunderous natural beauty.

Lunch break is usually taken at Gullfoss Cafe near Gullfoss waterfall, but in some cases, a stop is made for lunch at the Information Center by Geysir geothermal area, your next stop, which is home to the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. The Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geysers. From the Geysir area, the trip continues to Skálholt Church which was the seat of religious power in Iceland for centuries and where some of the most dramatic events in Iceland's history took place.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
    • Round trip transportation
    • Professional travel guide
    What's not included
    • Meals
    Reduced price
    • Children (under 12 years)
    • Youths (12-17 years)
    Where

    Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík

    Meeting point:

    Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik starts 30 minutes before the tour starting time.

    IMPORTANT: You will be asked for your hotel address during checkout, but please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator using the contact details on your booking voucher.

    If you will not be making use of the complimentary pick-up service, you can check in at the Gray Line Bus Terminal at least 15 minutes before departure.

    What to remember
    • Returning from your tour you will be dropped off at the hotel or guest house you were collected from or at the closest possible point
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    When
    • Every day at 8.30am, 9.30am and 10.30am
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    Provider
    Gray Line Iceland
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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