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Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik

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This grand Golden Circle tour takes you to the most popular sights where you can experience the three highlights of the South West of Iceland: Geysir, Gulfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park. Plus you will visit the volcanic crater lake Kerið.
  • Visit the classic Golden Circle sights and more in a day from Reykjavik
  • See Gullfoss waterfall, the Thingvellir tectonic rift, and Geysir’s spouts
  • View the Kerid crater lake, a stop missed out on similar tours
  • Learn the history and science of the sites from a guide
  • Admissions and hotel or port pickup and drop-off included 
  • Great for first-time visitors and those short on time
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel or Reykjavik cruise port, settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with a guide and travel into Iceland’s countryside to see the Golden Circle sights. First up is the near-neon blue Kerid crater lake. Continue to Gullfoss, whose name means 'Golden Falls,’ and take in this stunning, tiered waterfall as it plunges 105 feet (32 meters) into the Hvita River. From there, travel to Geysir geothermal area, an expanse of bubbling pools, vents, and geysers. Explore here and see the most active hot spring, Strokkur, steaming water 98 feet (30 meters) into the air every eight minutes. From here, visit the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, home to a rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Learn how the plates are slowly moving apart, and see their exposed ridges. After this final stop, travel back to Reykjavik where your tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket.

More locations we do offer pickup service from:
- Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119
- Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1
- Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29
- BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side)

Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup:
- Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491)
- Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547)
- Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296)
- Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296)
- Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894)
- Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425)
- Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973)
- Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289)
- Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414)
- Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228)
- Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866)

Free pickup location:
- Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavik
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Strokkur
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I took this tour 4 years ago and were looking forward to sharing this experience with my parents. It was just as amazing as the last time. Our guide was excellent in his knowledge of the sites we saw. He was entertaining,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We'd taken this excursion 4 years earlier but wanted my parents to experience it. It was an amazing experience. Even with their mobility issues, they were able to enjoy many of the natural sights this tour presented. Our guide was awesome! I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mikeandmonaroberts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The company provided an accurate pick up location and were there on time. The bus was large and was very comfortable. The stops were breathtaking and were were very impressed by the geysers. We brought our own lunch, which was much more economic than purchasing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 1josh777
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great tour with our guide, Frosti. That's not his real name, but he joked that his name was unpronounceable, and said to call him Frosti. He was excellent, very knowledgeable and discussed Iceland's geography, history, and customs for the entire tour. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Alyse L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic day from start to finish. It was well organised and the communication from the company prior to the day was excellent. Our guide was Jona and our bus driver was Linus who were superb. Jona gave us a really good insight...More

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27 August 2019|
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Response from LordCadwell | Reviewed this property |
You can see the blue lagoon without paying if you only want ro see it. Either walk into the building main entrance and take a peek through the windows in the cafeteria which is in the main atrium or better, take the path to... More
15 August 2019|
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Response from Keith K | Reviewed this property |
As previous answers have said there are a couple of reasonable walks (waterfall, geysers) and some steps, it would depend on how close you really wanted to get to either, both can be seen from a distance and there is plenty... More
14 August 2019|
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Response from dschuchman | Reviewed this property |
You get off at the listed stops. Plus some time to explore. Not just photo op time.
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