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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

Product ID: 1099
Take a full-day tour that brings you close to some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. Travel by bus to Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Strokkur, with commentary from a knowledgeable guide.
About this activity
Duration: 6.5 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Norwegian, Japanese, Chinese

Pickup included

Please select one of the following meeting point addresses and arrive there 30 minutes before the tour starts: 1. Bus Stop #5 (Harpan) 2. Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík 3. Gray Line Bus Terminal, Klettagardar 4, 104 Reykjavík
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir (Thingvellir)
  • See the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, which figures in local myth
  • Admire Geysir and Strokkur, two geothermal geysers
Itinerary
2.5 - 3 hrs
  • Reykjavik

  • 1.5 hours
  • Thingvellir

  • 1 hour
  • Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Geysir

  • Strokkur, Haukadalsvegur

  • 1.5 hours
  • Reykjavik

Pickup included
Main stop
Full description
Take yourself on the Golden Circle Classic, a full-day tour that brings you close to some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland, all with the commentary of a knowledgeable guide.

Begin with a visit to Þingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was founded in the year 930 AD. Þingvellir is geologically remarkable and the tectonic plate boundaries form a breathtaking scenery.

Then head to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss and walk toward the edge to feel the mist of the glacial water on your face. From there, journey toward the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur, before traveling back to Reykjavik. 
Includes
  • Transportation by 1st class bus
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (there will be stops for you to purchase lunch)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Pickup starts 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Please wait at the designated pickup point for the pickup bus. Please provide your hotel details in advance if you have selected a tour option that includes pickup
• Please note that the discount for children and youths is a family discount, and applies to maximum 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
• Please note that it can get very cold and windy during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1248 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The tour was good, my only criticism was that there was not enough tine at each stop On a good day it would be difficult to see everything and have time for a drink, a sandwich or a visit to the loo When it us snowing hard and in 45 mph winds

January 19, 2020

What a great day trip First stop was the springs of geysir , where we got to witness the geysirs shooting boiling water into the air , where it turned to steam because it was so cold , Also got to look at the streams of boiling water which can reach it between 80 and 100 degrees The second stop was gullfoss waterfall , which was simply amazing to witness the power of the water coming over the three waterfalls , ( also had a nice bowl of lamb soup in the restaurant ) it was so cold this was needed The last stop and my favourite was the pinevellir national park , which was my favourite of the 3 places we visited Walking down the path , you get to see some great scenery and some great photo opportunities, in fact all 3 places I took some great photos Unfortunately I can’t remember are guides name , but he was very friendly and told us some great facts about the 3 places we visited I would recommend this trip to see some great scenery, but if you go in the winter , wrap up warm

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December 9, 2019

Cool tour, the guide was amazing, fun and knowledgeable! Only down side is that there is a lot of time spent in the bus but the places aren’t too close to each other so not much to do about it. Definitely a must do ! What Mother Nature does on this Island is just stunning! Worth it!

November 23, 2019

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Gray Line Iceland

Product ID: 1099