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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik provided by Gray Line Iceland

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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Last updated: 2 Oct 2020
A note from Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
• Allow access only via the back door of the vehicle if possible. • Ask passengers to spread throughout the vehicles as possible. • Masks are required inside the coach.
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
Face masks provided for travellers
About
From towering waterfalls to bubbling geysers, some of Iceland’s most dramatic landmarks are clustered around the Golden Circle. This full-day, guided coach tour takes in the highlights, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Strokkur Waterspout. Let someone else navigate and drive, so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views as a guide shares the fascinating stories behind the scenery. Tour includes convenient pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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
See Iceland’s volcanic scenery on a day trip from Reykjavik
Tick off top highlights on the Golden Circle
Stops include some of Iceland’s most photogenic spots
Avoid the hassle of driving in Iceland’s unpredictable weather
What to expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Reykjavik meeting spot, or at the cruise port, and then leave the city behind as you head into Iceland’s rugged, mountainous interior. The first stop on the Golden Circle route is Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland held its first parliamentary assembly. Hear guide commentary about the site as you admire the pristine beauty, and peer into the Thingvellir Rift, two tectonic plates joined by a narrow valley. Next, head to Gullfoss Waterfall, double-tiered cascades that send up spectacular mist and occasional rainbows. Continue along the Golden Circle to an area simmering with volcanic activity, hot springs, pools, and steam vents. Keep your camera ready at Strokkur, a powerful waterspout that erupts 98 feet (30 meters) in the air. This Golden Circle tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2970AH12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Pickup and drop off from selected locations (if requested) • WiFi on board • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick-up is offered from most hotels, guesthouses and cruise ports in the capital area upon request (if option is selected). Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, pickup may not be directly in front of hotel but rather at a nearby designated pickup point. The "No pickup" option does not include hotel pick-up, but only collections from Starting Points. You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.
Bus Stop #6 - Safnahúsið The Culture House, Ingólfsstræti 1, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur. You must be ready for pickup 30 minutes before tour departure.
Gray Line Iceland, Hafnarstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Bus stop 6 - Safnahúsið / Culture House
Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Bus Stop 3 - Lækjargata. You must be ready for pickup 30 minutes before tour departure.
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.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Pickup and drop off from selected locations (if requested) • WiFi on board • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick-up is offered from most hotels, guesthouses and cruise ports in the capital area upon request (if option is selected). Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, pickup may not be directly in front of hotel but rather at a nearby designated pickup point. The "No pickup" option does not include hotel pick-up, but only collections from Starting Points. You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.
Bus Stop #6 - Safnahúsið The Culture House, Ingólfsstræti 1, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur. You must be ready for pickup 30 minutes before tour departure.
Gray Line Iceland, Hafnarstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Bus stop 6 - Safnahúsið / Culture House
Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Bus Stop 3 - Lækjargata. You must be ready for pickup 30 minutes before tour departure.
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
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Stops will be made during the tour at locations where facilities can be used
Stops will be made during the tour at locations where lunch and snacks can be purchased
A small amount of walking is required to reach the sites
Foldable wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. However be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
The tour may be guided in two languages on the same bus
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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Golden Circle Route
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Geysir
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Strokkur
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Gullfoss
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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kirsty p
Stirling, UK54 contributions
Great trip
Our guide was very informative of all things Iceland! Although the trip was approx 7 hours, this flew by and we seemed to cover it all in perfect time! Comfortable bus with WiFi - everything was very accommodating
Written 20 September 2021
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Sina M
1 contribution
A great tour
Sep 2021 • Friends
I really liked the tour with Darren and Valli! It was fun, informative and the places where amazing!
Would do it again!
Written 15 September 2021
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Thank you sinam779 for your very positive and uplifting review. So glad you joined us on tour and yes, Darren and Valli are an excellent team. I hope you can visit us again
Written 16 September 2021
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Zoya K
2 contributions
Excellent Tour by Gray Line
We took the golden circle tour with Gray Line and Darren was our guide (and I think our driver's name was Peter). It was one of the best tours we have been on! Really enjoyed the sites and all the helpful suggestions/recommendations/ tips Darren gave us. He was so enthusiastic with his commentary, and we learnt so much. Would highly recommend this tour. The time at each of the 3 sites was just the right amount, so we didn't feel rushed, and had plenty of photo taking opportunities.
Written 7 September 2021
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Thank you Zoya K for your very nice review of the Golden Circle tour. Glad you enjoyed the commentary by Darren and safe driving by Peter. Your comments and compliments are very much appreciated
Written 16 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mistychatter
Nashua, NH24 contributions
Great tour !
We did the tour with Darren as our guide and Vally as our driver . The tour was well organized and the stops at each attraction were well timed . There was enough time at each spot to take one everything. I would recommend this tour.
Written 13 August 2021
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Susie W
Highland Park, NJ5 contributions
Scheduled and confirmed trip did not exist
Aug 2021
Be careful with how you reserve this trip. We received a confimation email from Gray Line to be at the bus stop at 10:30. It turns out there was no tour of the Golden Circle at 10:30. It seems there was a mix up between Gray Line Iceland and Gray Line Internatinal. That was no help to us, as Gray Line would not/could not find some else to take us on the tour or fix this issue in any way. Needless to say, being in Iceland for 4 days, it was very disappointing and frustrating that one of our scheduled tours did not happen and left us scrambling to figure out something to do and never seeing the sites on the Golden Circle.

Suggestion to everyone touring anywhere, especially Iceland, and especially Gray Line, confirm all your day tours by phone a day or two before your trip.
Written 10 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you 118susiew for writing your review. It is truly regrettable that there was a misunderstanding with the departures available when you made your booking. We will always try and reach out to our customers in order to move the booking to the departure available on the day. Our sincere apologies for not being able to reach out to you in time to let you know about the schedule change. During the last couple of months since resuming our day tours activities the full schedule and departures have been reduced according to demand as the pandemic has been a challenge for us and some departures have needed to be cancelled on short notice. I do hope that your visit to Iceland was enjoyable after all and you will be able to visit us again and see the sites on the Golden Circle route
Written 18 August 2021
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David S
1 contribution
Had a great time, thanks.
My Son and I had a great time, really enjoyed the scenery and Darren the guides commentary was very good indeed, with great insights to living in Iceland.
Written 9 August 2021
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Shilpa V
Paris, France20 contributions
Fantastic Tour with Grayline (Darren and Oli)
Aug 2021 • Couples
We went with Grayline Golden circle classic tour. Our guides were Darren and Oli and they made our tour incredible. We were told a few stories, legends, fun facts and anything and everything you would like to know about Iceland. The trip was well-paced and we had sufficient time at each stop. I would highly recommend this.

That said, please bear in mind that the weather can make a huge difference in your experience. Lucky for us, we went in August 2021, a warm and sunny day.
Written 9 August 2021
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George C
3 contributions
Highly Recommended
Oliver was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the tour and history of Iceland. We also enjoyed that he is taking the pandemic seriously and told one of the tourist on the bus to please put the mask on even though the uneducated tourist said “why do I have to put the mask on?” He was super personable. We only wish we had maybe 15-20 more minutes at each stop because they were all so beautiful but we know they need to stick to a schedule in order to get us back home on time. The tour was well worth the money spent! We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Written 8 August 2021
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kxp16
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Oli and Darren made the trip memorable
Jul 2021
Oli and Darren made the tour a very memorable experience. Thank you! Darren's recommendations for food and activities at the end of trip were very useful.
Written 3 August 2021
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walkersadventure
Castro Valley, CA3 contributions
Uncomfortable bus spoiled the day
Jun 2021
The small group bus lacks legroom. Knees are crushed into the next seat. Humps under foot cramp the legs further. The guide conscientiously pointed out interesting sights along the way but his commentary was inaudible. Badly fitting front door made lots of noise. Too hot throughout the bus so we had to put on and take off jackets outside in the cold. Altogether the discomfort made the tour much less enjoyable than it should have been.
Written 26 June 2021
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Thank you walkersadventure for writing your review. It is truly regrettable that your comfort was compromized during the tour. I do hope that the several stops along the way to view the sites made up for the bus ride discomfort. Your report will be put forward to our coach manager. Normally we would have large coaches for excursions of several hours, the number of passengers may have been low on the day not to justify a larger coach. I do hope that your visit with us in Iceland was otherwise pleasant
Written 16 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Avoid gray line for northern lights tours.
Booked a northern lights tour with gray line. Told the pick up was 8pm, then 8.30. By 9pm they had not arrived but
andimorris3688
andimorris3688
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A great way to see a lot in one day
We got to see so many places that were on our list to visit while in Iceland. The guide, Oliver, was so knowledgeab
talors606
talors606
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Amazing Company, Super Easy to Work With
I booked a fully custom 5 day tour for my photography group. I cannot express how amazing the experience was. Mik
FiFiSt_Francisville
FiFiSt_Francisville
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Must Do!!
An amazing experience! The hike to the volcano was magnificent through the lava fields experiencing the weather ch
Karen C
Karen C
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Swift and efficient
Easy to locate the assembly point after clearing border control. Ride to the center if Reykjavik was on time. Know
CarolM3196
CarolM3196
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Booking Nightmare
Gray Line is awful! Booked trip on Viator site--it was canceled twice! I had to keep rearranging my itinerary. Then
SoloTraveler511
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Sunny and Clear..the Perfect Weather!!!
This was my best tour--highly recommended!!! Don't worry about the 15-16 hours...really fantastic! Everyone was s
PetitsPlaers
PetitsPlaers
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A covid free travel to the airport
A not very good travel to Keflavik Airport from Reykiavic.. We had to go to the “bus stop 3” (in front of Hard Roc
Theresa I
Theresa I
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Excellent tour
Dee Dee is the best tour guide ever! She's very entertaining and you could tell she's a big fan of Game of Thrones,
austinkI5230VN
austinkI5230VN
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WORST TOUR GUIDE EVER
This tour guide talked nonstop about irrelevant information for the entire 1 hour ride to and from the volcano. Ext
HamptonH5
HamptonH5
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I hope you go out of business
First, advertising a "hotel pick up" is misleading. Our pick-up station was about a 7 minute walk from the hotel--
26hunterf
26hunterf
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Great and long trip.
A long but worthwhile bus ride from Reykjavik. See two waterfalls, the southern coast, and the glacial lagoon. We
lsarnecki
lsarnecki
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GrayLine left us stranded at the airport
Our flight was delayed 17 hours due to a medical emergency. We notified GrayLine immediately when the delay was e
TiggyStyle
TiggyStyle
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Easy transfer from airport to hotel
Very well organized transfer to hotel. Easy to find the representative with sign waiting outside baggage area. Easy
TK-Princeton
TK-Princeton
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Great tour!
Dee Dee was our tour guide. Tour was fabulous. Got to see several filming locations- most we were the only people
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