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Golden Circle Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik provided by Reykjavik Sightseeing

Golden Circle Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik
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About
Discover Iceland’s top natural attractions in one day on a tour that travels the Golden Circle route, stopping at the region’s famous geysers, waterfalls, and parks. The guided tour offers pickup at Reykjavik hotels or a central bus station, making it a great way to see the country without the hassle of renting a car or figuring out logistics on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • 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
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish, Dutch
Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, and Gulfoss
  • Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik makes the trip hassle free
  • Onboard Wi-Fi and USB chargers let you stay connected throughout the journey
  • Learn the history and geology of the region from an audio guide
What to expect
  • Following a morning meetup at Reykjavik Terminal or pickup at your hotel (depending on the option you selected), board the climate-controlled coach and embark on the Golden Circle tour of Iceland's most remarkable natural landmarks. Along the way, learn about the history, ecology, and geology of the area through the onboard audio guide, available in 10 languages.  In Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir), see the fields of verdant moss and the gash in the earth where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates are pulling apart. Learn about this UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the world's oldest existing parliament, founded by the Vikings. Stop at the Geysir geothermal area, home to the Strokkur geyser, which erupts with a 98-foot (30-meter) column of boiling water every 4 to 8 minutes. Continue to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls, where the Hvítá River cascades over three precipices into a 105-foot (32-meter) crevasse.  Conclude the tour at your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, and Gulfoss
  • Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik makes the trip hassle free
  • Onboard Wi-Fi and USB chargers let you stay connected throughout the journey
  • Learn the history and geology of the region from an audio guide
What to expect
  • Following a morning meetup at Reykjavik Terminal or pickup at your hotel (depending on the option you selected), board the climate-controlled coach and embark on the Golden Circle tour of Iceland's most remarkable natural landmarks. Along the way, learn about the history, ecology, and geology of the area through the onboard audio guide, available in 10 languages.  In Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir), see the fields of verdant moss and the gash in the earth where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates are pulling apart. Learn about this UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the world's oldest existing parliament, founded by the Vikings. Stop at the Geysir geothermal area, home to the Strokkur geyser, which erupts with a 98-foot (30-meter) column of boiling water every 4 to 8 minutes. Continue to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls, where the Hvítá River cascades over three precipices into a 105-foot (32-meter) crevasse.  Conclude the tour at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35149P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish)
  • On board free WiFi
  • USB charger available in every seat
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Geysir
  • Entry/Admission - Gullfoss Waterfall
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.
Duration
7h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickups are operated by SmartBus™ - for hotel pick ups we kindly ask you to be ready outside your accommodation or at the nearest bus stop 30 minutes before departure time. Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please contact the local supplier to know Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information information on the nearest pick up location to your accommodation Pick up is also available from the following hotels: - Apartment K - Ingólfsstræti 1a - AR Central Apartments - Best Western Hotel Reykjavík - Black Pearl Hotel - Domus Guesthouse - Flying Viking Guesthouse - Grettisborg Apartments - Guesthouse 101 - Guesthouse Aurora - Guesthouse Summerday - Laugavegur Apartments - Reykjavik Domestic Airport - Villa Guesthouse - Black Tower - Gray Tower - Stay Apartments Einholt - Stay Apartments Laugavegur - Stay Brilliant - Skarfabakki cruise terminal - Reykjavík Terminal - Elding Whale watching center - Frakkastígur Apartments - BSÍ Bus terminal - Thomsen - Brilliant apartments - Apartment K - Lindargata 60 - Reykjavik 4you Apartments - Laugavegur 85 - Bergstaðarstræti Aparments - Hotel Reykjavik Center - Sandhotel - Apartment K - Skólastræti 1 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 74 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 85-86 - Apartment K - Laugarvegur 46 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 37 - Apartment K - Thingholtsstraeti 2-4 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 14 - Phoenix Hotel - 1912 Guesthouse - Pávi Apartments - B14 - Rooms and Apartments - Konsulate Hotel by Hilton
  • Bus Hostel Reykjavik, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland The tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time.
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki cruise terminal
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Audio-guide languages available: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish)
  • On board free WiFi
  • USB charger available in every seat
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Geysir
  • Entry/Admission - Gullfoss Waterfall
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickups are operated by SmartBus™ - for hotel pick ups we kindly ask you to be ready outside your accommodation or at the nearest bus stop 30 minutes before departure time. Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please contact the local supplier to know Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information information on the nearest pick up location to your accommodation Pick up is also available from the following hotels: - Apartment K - Ingólfsstræti 1a - AR Central Apartments - Best Western Hotel Reykjavík - Black Pearl Hotel - Domus Guesthouse - Flying Viking Guesthouse - Grettisborg Apartments - Guesthouse 101 - Guesthouse Aurora - Guesthouse Summerday - Laugavegur Apartments - Reykjavik Domestic Airport - Villa Guesthouse - Black Tower - Gray Tower - Stay Apartments Einholt - Stay Apartments Laugavegur - Stay Brilliant - Skarfabakki cruise terminal - Reykjavík Terminal - Elding Whale watching center - Frakkastígur Apartments - BSÍ Bus terminal - Thomsen - Brilliant apartments - Apartment K - Lindargata 60 - Reykjavik 4you Apartments - Laugavegur 85 - Bergstaðarstræti Aparments - Hotel Reykjavik Center - Sandhotel - Apartment K - Skólastræti 1 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 74 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 85-86 - Apartment K - Laugarvegur 46 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 37 - Apartment K - Thingholtsstraeti 2-4 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 14 - Phoenix Hotel - 1912 Guesthouse - Pávi Apartments - B14 - Rooms and Apartments - Konsulate Hotel by Hilton
  • Bus Hostel Reykjavik, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland The tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time.
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki cruise terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Audio-guide languages available: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bus Hostel Reykjavik
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Bus Hostel Reykjavik
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Geysir
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Gullfoss Waterfall
    Stop: 65 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ellie S
9 contributions
A must-do tour
Nov 2021
This was a really great trip! There was plenty of time at each stop and we didn't feel too rushed or were waiting around for too long. Our tour guide made sure we knew exactly what the plan and how long to be in each place and where to meet etc, He was also very knowledgeable and fun, the audio guides were also very informative. The bus driver was also excellent and everything ran according to schedule. Great tour would definitely recommend!
Written 3 December 2021
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hazel a
1 contribution
Couldn't have asked for a better day!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Was picked up on time and the tour was kept on a brilliant schedule leaving plenty of time at each location.
Our tour guide YoYo was amazing, very informative, hilarious and left no questions unanswered, he made the trip truly engaging and really knew his stuff! And also big thanks to our driver Tarriq who got us to and from the locations really quickly and smoothly.
Big shout out to Jean baptiste and Sam also ;)
All in all it is a brilliant experience and I would definitely recommend this tour!
Memories made for a lifetime!
Written 14 November 2021
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Airport D
Thank you very much for taking time in writing us this review. We are thrilled to see you had a great time on the Golden Circle tour. Our staff members are definitely happy to see they could help you in making lifetime memories. We hope that you will visit us again and join us to explore even more of what Iceland has to offer.
Written 17 November 2021
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uncvcutraveller
Riverside, IA383 contributions
Great tour
Oct 2021
Bus was late but that was okay. Simon was a great tour guide and Isaac was an excellent driver. I almost lost my phone and was able to find it thanks to Isaac.
The three sites were great. Bus was crowded but able to get my own row. I just wish masks were mandatory insead of voluntary. Got back in plenty of time. Well worth the time if this will be your first trip to Iceland.
Written 13 October 2021
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Airport D
Thank you kindly for taking time in writing us this review. We are happy to see you enjoyed your Golden Circle tour and that Isaac came to the rescue with your phone. We hope you will come back to Iceland and visit even more. We are looking forward in having you back on board!
Written 20 October 2021
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Michelle W
1 contribution
Excellent tour
Oct 2021 • Friends
Good amount of time at each stop. Excellent tour guide very nice. Shout out to Ragna . The food at the restaurant stop was also good . Ragna gave good advice on picture taking as well
Written 9 October 2021
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Airport D
Thank you for your time in writing us this review! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed our Golden Circle tour. We hope that you now have plenty of nice memories and you will visit us again in the future!
Written 12 October 2021
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Elysia Smith
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK36 contributions
Fantastic Tour with a Fantastic Guide
Fantastic tour! Absolutely no faults whatsoever. The guide YoYo was so informative and knew a lot about the Sagas which was fascinating.
The sights were phenomenal.
It was so organised and everything ran on time.
I highly recommend this tour and booking with this company!
Written 10 September 2021
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Airport D
Thank you very much for taking time in writing us a review. We hope that our guides knowledge was pass to you and that you now have a better overview about life in Iceland and what nature has to offer. You are always welcome back on board with us and hope you will visit again.
Written 17 September 2021
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Claire K
Ryton22 contributions
Great way to see the sights
Aug 2021 • Family
A lovely day with some great sights. Tour guide was great with very good knowledge of the area.

Really would like to commend the tour company, after a mix up with our own holiday company the girls in office were very kind and helpful, to fix the issue.
Written 3 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Airport D
Hello! Thank you kindly for your time in writing us a review. Glad to hear you had a nice time on your Golden Circle tour and that our team was able to assist you with any issues may have appeared. We are trying our best to make our customers excursions as smooth as possible.
Written 17 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gemmalouise93
Nottingham, UK182 contributions
Really good
Eight of us booked the golden circle tour for our final day of our visit. When we arrived unfortunately there was an issue with the booking as they had us booked for a different day. This was a bit disappointing however they booked us on a coach for two hours later which was good. They also said if we email the manager we could receive a partial refund.
The tour itself was really good as it was very informative with the information given by our guide (Ralph). The places we went were amazing too!!
Overall a really good experience and I would definitely recommend
Written 15 August 2021
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Hello Gemma! Thank you kindly for your time in leaving us a review. We are glad to hear that despite the initial inconvenience our team was able to assist you and make sure the tour will go as smooth as possible. Hope you now have plenty of good memories from this tour and a reason to visit us again. We will be thrilled to have you back on board on our tours!
Written 24 August 2021
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SAR
San Francisco, CA7 contributions
Golden Circle Classic
Jul 2021
There were only 4 of us on this tour in a mini-van which made for an excellent experience. Our tour guide and driver, Ragga, who is Icelandic, provided excellent information on Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall in addition to the recorded information on the headsets. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel in Reykjavik which was very convenient. We would highly recommend this tour guide.
Written 31 July 2021
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Hello! Thank you very much for your time in detailing your experience with us. We are grateful for choosing us and thrilled to see you have enjoyed your time with your tour guide and us. You are always welcome on our tours and we hope to see you again and why not experience even more of Iceland?
Written 24 August 2021
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CHARISSA H
3 contributions
JULY 2021 - ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW RE GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR
Jul 2021
We were in Iceland from July 2 to July 10. We booked this tour with Reykjavik Sightseeing and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide had an Icelandic name that was hard to pronounce by US standards and he said that we can call him Bo. Bo spoke perfect English, had good jokes and clearly has a a vast knowledge about his country. He was prompt, fun, informative, took us on scenic routes whenever and wherever possible. We were able to choose our pick up location and they were able to pick us up at the nearest bus stop by our hotel, which was a 30 second walk. The bus were clearly new, comfortable and clean. We went to the National Park first, then the Geysir and then the waterfall. Like everything in Iceland, each place was more impressive than the one before and we loved our time there. Reykjavik Sightseeing made it easy, fun, efficient and worry free to see all these wonderful amazing places. We would book with them again in a heart beat. Thank you RS and THANK YOU BO! You guys were terrific and thank you for showing us and telling us all that Iceland had to offer!!!
Written 12 July 2021
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Hello! Thank you kindly for your time in leaving us a review. We are happy to see you have enjoyed your tour with us and hope you now have enough good memories to come back and visit even more of Iceland. You are always welcome back on board with us!
Written 24 August 2021
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Amira A
Brooklyn, NY8 contributions
Toss Up
Sep 2019 • Friends
I’m torn between the overall experience. We saw everything we were supposed to see and got a chance to see the waterfall although it was closed off due to icy conditions. I’m extremely upset with how a situation was handled. My AirPods slipped out of my snack bag and I sent an email around 5am asking if they can check the bus. I arrived at the airport, made my way home and still hadn't heard a thing. 11 hours later after I arrived home, I sent another email. This time I stated that I can see the last location was in fact on the bus. Then and only then did I receive a response 2 minutes later asking for proof. I sent a screenshot and was asked if I had anything more up to date. I do not as I’m 2,000 miles away and I expected a response hours ago. After exchanging emails back and forth, I was finally told there’s another tour on the bus. If you would’ve responded to me accordingly, I probably would’ve been able to retrieve my AirPods but because you guys waited so long to respond, there was a tour that boarded the bus before a sweep of the bus was even done. You guys were quick to respond to an email about our tour that you randomly canceled the day before we were scheduled to go so I don’t know how an email asking for someone to check the bus had to be sent twice. Befuddling.
Written 29 August 2020
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One of the best places to see the Northern Lights.
Seeing the Northern Lights was one of the experiences on our bucket list. Our Icelandair "Lagoons, Lights and Flig
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Lagoons, Lights and Flights
Icelandair offered a package "Lagoons, Lights and Flights" which included the Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon.
elliesauerzapf
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Amazing show!
We were very lucky that we saw a great Northern Lights show when we went! Our original trip was cancelled due to we
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Northern lights tour
It was magical. Snow covered hills definitely recommend going around Xmas time all the houses are lit up really mak
Kathy T
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Very Informative!
Excellent! I highly recommend this tour! If you want to familiarize yourself with the city, learn about the city’s
Weilemann X
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Beautifull
The trip was really beautifull, the weather was with us ! We enjoyed the snowed moon landscape, the travel was conf
Sherry M
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Fun day, great guides!!
Well, to start, Sam and John were an excellent team. Unfortunately, due to the weather, our snowmobiling part of th
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Saw the Northern Lights, great guide Dennis
Our tour guide, Dennis, was incredibly enthusiastic (hyped up the crowd) and patient while taking our photos. He en
denise1012015
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Beautiful sights, disjointed service
Booked via GET YOUR GUIDE for the Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile tour with hotel pick up. The activities the
489logan
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Great First Day Activity
Small group with an intimate feel. We had a younger guide who was very personable and informative. This tour gave u
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We will remember this day for the rest of our lives!
We booked via Viator the day before for this trip - and it was the experience of a lifetime. We were collected fro
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Exceeded expectations
Our South Coast day trip experience was one I won’t ever forget. From waterfalls to volcanoes, we saw a wide variet
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Really great crew in Transportation
Jojo and Farooq. Thank you. Great storytelling. Great driving as well. I liked the tour a bit short time
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Fabulously poetic and inspiring
The whole tour was breathtaking and humbling, our guide Raga (not sure about the spelling) was really nice and info
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0/5 awful!
If I could give this company a 0/5 I would. The worst experience with Reykjavik Sightseeing. We booked 4 tours in t
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