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Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir provided by Gray Line Iceland

Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir

Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir
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The Golden Circle takes in some of Iceland’s most impressive natural attractions, but the full route can take a long time to complete. On this express tour, travel in comfort by air-conditioned coach and head straight to the top sights of interest with your guide. Explore the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, visit Gullfoss waterfall, and delve into the Haukadalur geothermal area. This tour includes pickup and drop-off in central Reykjavik.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Relax in an air-conditioned coach on this Golden Circle tour
  • Head directly to top attractions including Gullfoss waterfall with a guide
  • Panoramic views over the rugged Icelandic countryside scenery
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from central Reykjavik
What to expect
  • Take a seat aboard your air-conditioned coach in central Reykjavik and then head out of the city into the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park to begin your tour. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on the Icelandic national parliament—the oldest in the world, founded here in the year 930. First, visit Gullfoss waterfall—where the powerful torrents of the Hvítá River have made their mark on the rugged landscape. Here, spend time exploring at your leisure and capture the impressive scenery on camera. Next, head onward to the Haukadalur geothermal area—widely considered among Iceland’s top natural attractions. Watch the hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur shooting hot steam and water high into the air and gain insight into the region’s geothermal activity from your guide. Fees at all national parks are included in the cost of this tour. When your time in Haukadalur comes to an end, return in comfort to central Reykjavik to conclude your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Relax in an air-conditioned coach on this Golden Circle tour
  • Head directly to top attractions including Gullfoss waterfall with a guide
  • Panoramic views over the rugged Icelandic countryside scenery
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from central Reykjavik
What to expect
  • Take a seat aboard your air-conditioned coach in central Reykjavik and then head out of the city into the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park to begin your tour. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on the Icelandic national parliament—the oldest in the world, founded here in the year 930. First, visit Gullfoss waterfall—where the powerful torrents of the Hvítá River have made their mark on the rugged landscape. Here, spend time exploring at your leisure and capture the impressive scenery on camera. Next, head onward to the Haukadalur geothermal area—widely considered among Iceland’s top natural attractions. Watch the hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur shooting hot steam and water high into the air and gain insight into the region’s geothermal activity from your guide. Fees at all national parks are included in the cost of this tour. When your time in Haukadalur comes to an end, return in comfort to central Reykjavik to conclude your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2970AH11
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up is offered from most hotels and guesthouses in the capital area, as well as from cruise ports. Pick-ups from hotels in the city center are not possible from directly in front of the hotel due to traffic restrictions, instead passengers must come to the nearest bus pickup point.
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki cruise port
  • Miðbakki cruise port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up is offered from most hotels and guesthouses in the capital area, as well as from cruise ports. Pick-ups from hotels in the city center are not possible from directly in front of the hotel due to traffic restrictions, instead passengers must come to the nearest bus pickup point.
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki cruise port
  • Miðbakki cruise port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Jun 2020
A note from Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir
• Allow access only via the back door of the vehicle if possible. • Ask passengers to spread throughout the vehicles as possible. • Masks are only required for those who are coughing or sneezing. • May need to present COVID-19 free results from testing at the airport.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Gullfoss
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Strokkur
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Golden Circle Route
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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NoelEdward
York, UK25 contributions
Absolute Must Do.
Booked with Gray Line on the train to our Cruise Ship as prices on board for our family party of 7 were very high.The date was set and they said pick up would be at the port where we docked.
It all went to plan and the 7 hour trip with an excellent guide Simon was all we could have wished for.
We stopped about an hour at each site with time to buy refreshments if required but honestly no one wanted to waste time with that when fabulous natural wonders were on offer!
Written 23 April 2021
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK3,830 contributions
Must do...
If it's your first time in Iceland well that's my opinion anyway. It is a long day about 8 hours but to see truly stunning natural beauty like this, it's worth it. I would have been gutted if I hadn't fine the trip.
Written 30 September 2020
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Audrey F
kirkcaldy,scotland357 contributions
Great trip
Mar 2020
Great day trip. Lots to see and you great great photos. Some stops were too long, but had a great time.
Written 3 April 2020
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Thank you Audrey F for writing your review. Glad you enjoyed the tour with us of the Golden Circle. Your positive comments are very much appreciated
Written 16 April 2020
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Danny M
Redcar, UK8 contributions
Amazing experience
Went on the golden circle tour with a few couples. Really good experience seeing everything up close. Couldn't recommend the tour guide enough Darren and driver Kalli, teally knowledgeable and made the trip a lot more enjoyable
Written 11 March 2020
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John L
Haywards Heath, UK38 contributions
Wonderful snowy tour of the golden circle!
I was travelling to Reykjavik on business and decided to stay a day longer to take a tour. I chose the golden circle tour as it was a full day and enough time to get to the airport afterwards for a 7pm flight. The pick up was on time using a minibus and we were then taken to the central gray line stop and then on to the tour. There was a little confusion over when we would be back for my connection to the hotel but I took the 9:30 tour and we arrived back at 4pm as advertised.

The tour guide Anna and driver Roland worked really well together. We had an hour at each location, left on time and with information along the route but too much to allow people to enjoy or sleep. The distance in between stops was anything up to 90 minutes but the time went quickly. Lunch isn’t provided by each of the stops have cafes and gift shops. No food on the bus so plan on taking food or eating in the cafes.

The scenery was amazing and helped by a recent snowfall and clear blue skies. Probably one of the best day trips I’ve taken and was very easy, relaxed and with just the right balance of travel, visiting and information provided. Would recommend. The price was good too at £57 including pick up and drop off and coach modern and comfortable.
Written 9 February 2020
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Thank you JohnL91 for writing a review of your experience on excursion of the Golden Circle. Glad you enjoyed the tour and the sites visited. Your feedback is very important to us as we are committed to a service of the highest standards to our visitors to Iceland. Your compliments for our staff is very much appreciated. Your photos are very nice, thank you for sharing. On a bright Winter´s day with a recent fallen snow if simply wonderful
Written 11 February 2020
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Tracey1169
Willenhall, UK538 contributions
GULLFOSS
The Golden circle tour was great. Unfortunately it was cancelled the first time due to the weather. The tour included a trip to Geysir although it is now dormant it’s where all the others take the name from. Thankfully it’s neighbour Strokkur still erupts every 5-10 mins, be ready with your camera. The highlight for me was Iceland’s answer to Niagra Falls. Gullfoss is amazing the glacier water tumbles down into a natural deep canyon. It’s mesmerising an a must if visiting Iceland.
Written 3 February 2020
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ChelsMat
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Golden Circle Classic is fantastic!
The Golden Circle Classic is a great tour! After our tour was sadly cancelled three times due to bad weather which is unavoidable, we finally managed to go on the afternoon tour and had an amazing time. The commentary from the guide was informative and they were clearly very experienced in managing the weather conditions as they adapted things as we went along. We managed to see all three stops in daylight and they were all of course beautiful.

Can definitely recommend as an affordable tour for anyone! It is in a large coach which some people understandably do not like, but it was clean, warm and comfortable so this was no issue for us!
Written 9 January 2020
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thank you chelsmat for writing a review of your experience on tour of the Golden Circle with us. Glad you managed to reschedule your booking as we have seen some real Winter days with Snowfall and icy conditions. Your recommendation is very much appreciated and our staff keeping our coaches spotless and clean will be thrilled that you noticed their efforts
Written 11 January 2020
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Ana Teresa M
7 contributions
Amazing
The tour was incredible with amazing views and history. The tour guide was really good and friendly. The only suggestion is to add a guided part during the Parliament Filds were the tour guide explain and show were the Parliament was as it is difficult to see it.
Written 5 January 2020
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Jean Proudian
5 contributions
Breathtaking
Sep 2019 • Family
Every step of the way was more amazing then the last. The waterfall is amazing and the National Park is so different than what we have in the states. Went with my adult daughter she said it was the best tour of her life. She loved the blue lagoon
Written 31 December 2019
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Saleem
3 contributions
10/10
Darren the tour guide and his driver Obbie (?) were fantastic. We were picked up by mini bus to meet the group for 10am. We brought our own lunch for the trip. Amazing sights. Golden circle tour with Grayljne is an absolute must if visiting Iceland
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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