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  • Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour with Kerid Crater

    1. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour with Kerid Crater

    See the best of southwest Iceland on an 8-hour Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Visit the spectacular Geysir area, and go to the cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall. Discover where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet in Þingvellir National Park. Travel to the geothermal area of Geysir. Marvel as the active hot spring of Strokkur spouts steaming water 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes. Continue to one of Iceland’s most iconic features at the Gullfoss Waterfall (“Golden Falls“). Feel the spray of the waters of the glacial River Hvítá as it plummets down into a 32-meter deep crevice. Next, enter Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year. Þingvellir was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural value in 2004, and is the site of a stunning rift valley and the Rock of ...

    This tour was well worth the money, the guide “God” was amazing and really made this tour what it is, from the humour to the very cool facts about Icelandic history. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • From Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid Crater, and Blue Lagoon

    2. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid Crater, and Blue Lagoon

    Experience Iceland’s 2 most visited natural attractions, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon, in one day on a comfortable and convenient minibus tour.

    Depart Reykjavik and head for the Thingvellir National park, where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates converge. Amble through the stunning, lake-filled area, hopping back and forth between continental boundaries, and view the site where the Icelandic parliament was held from 930-1798. Next, head to the Geysir Hot Spring with geothermal pools reaching temperatures of 200 degrees. Witness the Strokkur geyser erupting a plume of boiling water and steam 100 feet in the air. Grab a bite to eat, before heading to the breathtaking waterfall at Gullfoss. Next, visit the Kerid volcanic crater with its deep blue waters, surrounded by vibrant red rock. Finish your tour at the iconic Blue Lagoon. Luxuriate in the warm, geot...

    Magnus was an absolute star! He kept us entertained and cheerful despite the awful weather. Fed us interesting facts between stops and made sure we had optimum time at the destinations. He gets 11/10!

  • From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

    3. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

    Depart Reykjavík early to catch the morning sun, traveling by new bus equipped with computer tablets in each seat. Use the GPS-sensitive, in-bus audio guide (available in 10 languages) to learn more about the sights you will see, and stay connected with the on-board USB chargers and free Wi-Fi. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, birthplace of the longest-running parliament in the world. Discover where the great continental plates of America and Eurasia have dramatically pulled apart to create a rift valley, clearly visible on the shores of Iceland´s biggest lake. Continue to Geysir Hot Springs to discover the home of the original geyser. Experience the trembling ground and see the super-heated water erupt skywards from the spouting Strokkur geyser every few minutes. Then, take a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall. Hear the thundering roar of the gl...

    Excellent is all I will say. Such an amazing place and experience. This is a must

  • Full-Day Golden Circle Classic Tour w/ optional Blue Lagoon

    4. Full-Day Golden Circle Classic Tour w/ optional Blue Lagoon

    This full-day tour begins with a stop at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also the site where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia have pulled apart, creating a rift valley on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Visit the Geysir Hot Springs, home to the original geyser and Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction. Here, the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skyward from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes. Take a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall, an awesome sight to behold. A powerful glacial river cascades down 2 levels for 32 meters with a thunderous roar into a narrow canyon. Board a new bus equipped with WiFi and connected computer tablets at each seat. On the tablet, you’ll be able to use the GPS-sensitive audio guide (available in sever...

    The trip was great value for money. The guide Dennis funny and knowledgable. I would recommend this trip to everybody. Thank you!

  • From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

    5. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

    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. 

    An exceptional tour through a magical landscape delivered by an incredible guide (Oliver)! 5/5, I can’t recommend strongly enough, thanks so much! Dominic, London

  • Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid & Secret Lagoon Tour

    6. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid & Secret Lagoon Tour

    After a pick-up at your designated pickup location in central Reykjavik, you'll head to the Secret Lagoon where you will have 1.5 hours to soak in the thermal waters and enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings. The steam rising into the air from the 38 to 40-degree Celsius water gives the place a magical feel. Next, on this full-day (10-hour) program, you'll enjoy a tour of Iceland’s legendary Golden Circle. See the best of Iceland’s southwest, including the spectacular Geysir area, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park. Marvel as the active hot spring of Strokkur spouts steaming water 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes. Continue to Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s most iconic features. Feel the spray of the waters of the glacial Hvítá River as it plummets down into a 32-meter-deep crevice. Next, visit Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian ...

    I enjoyed going to the Golden Circle but was disappointed as the Secret Lagoon Early Access part of the tour was cancelled at the last moment and could not be rescheduled.

  • From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Northern Lights

    7. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Northern Lights

    Experience the dramatic scenery and natural phenomena of Iceland on a 2-part combination tour, starting with a morning tour of the legendary "Golden Circle." Depart Reykjavik to visit Iceland's 3 iconic natural treasures, including the Þingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall. Discover where the earth's North American and Eurasian plates pulled apart at Geysir and watch the geothermal waters and steam spout skywards from the geyser. Admire the cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall, where a glacial river thunders 32 meters into a canyon. Then, take a 3 to 6-hour break and grab dinner before your evening Northern Lights tour. When night falls, search for the elusive Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the Icelandic wilderness, depending on the weather forecast and visibility conditions. Only visible during the winter months, the spectacular phenomenon is one of Iceland's biggest and mos...

    Fantastic tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and pick up was on time. Waterfall and geyser are a must see. Unfortunately we didnt get to see the lights but great experience none the less

  • From Reykjavík: Golden Circle with Snorkel in Silfra

    8. From Reykjavík: Golden Circle with Snorkel in Silfra

    Experience the different geothermal landscapes of Iceland's legendary Golden Circle on a small group tour from Reykjavik. Listen to Icelandic music as you travel by minibus to Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Gaze in awe as you get a clear view of this massive geological activity. Watch the water melt from Iceland's second biggest glacier as you make your way to Gullfoss Waterfall. Marvel as hot spring water erupts from the earth in the geothermal area of Geysir. Then, snorkel in the extraordinary Silfra rift, considered one of the top dive sites in the world. Glide between tectonic plates floating on pure, filtered glacial meltwater.

    We had two guides, Hallur and Ronan. It was because of them that this trip was so enjoyable! The waterfall was majestic and extremely windy. The geysir was tiny but still worth a visit. Then Hallur brought us for some delicious ice cream. It shocks the body to enjoy ice in the cold but the texture was just too good to put down the ice cream. Then, we went snorkelling with Ronan. Right off the bat, he was friendly and most kind. He got to know each one of us personally. He was a diver in the navy so you can rest assured that you're in safe hands! Ronan made the snorkelling experience like a party. We had so much fun. The waters were clear and mesmerizing. And the hot chocolate that comes after was the best thing ever. I was nervous about the cold before, but the cold didn't cross my mind at all while snorkelling. It was an awesome experience. Ronan was amazing too, as he always went out if his way to help us. Amazing trip overall! Highly recommended! The guides should get a raise too ;P

  • Golden Circle and Kerið Crater Small Group Tour

    9. Golden Circle and Kerið Crater Small Group Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik, and then travel in a small group of no more than 19 people to get a more intimate experience of the landmarks of the Golden Circle. Enter the dramatic Þingvellir National Park, located in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Get the chance to stand with one foot in Europe and the other in America! Witness an amazing natural phenomenon at Strokkur, where a column of water erupts from the earth and spouts up to 20 to 30 meters into the air. See the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall and other highlights of the geothermal landscape.  Stop at the volcanic crater lake of Kerið in the Western Volcanic Zone and look down into the caldera at the vivid aquamarine water before the return trip to Reykjavik.

    This was an excellent day full of interesting information and amazing sights. We did the small bus event which was great. Martina our guide was excellent (highly recommended)

  • Langjokull Glacier: Snowmobile & Natural Ice Cave Tour

    10. Langjokull Glacier: Snowmobile & Natural Ice Cave Tour

    On this adventure tour, combine glacier snowmobiling and a natural ice cave visit on Langjokull Glacier. Start by gearing up at the base camp before going over safety features regarding your snowmobile ride. When you take off, head to the glacier to start your adventure. After about a half hour of riding, reach the ice cave. Park the sleds and walk to the cave while taking in your great surroundings. Be sure to take plenty of picture as the ice cave offers outstanding photo opportunities. After visiting the cave, ride back to the base camp before heading to Gullfoss or Reykjavik.

    Very good and enjoyable and good fun, very informative guide Herman, make sure your helmet is tight on your head before you start, my partner had to put a hood up halfway to stop it moving about .

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What people are saying about Gullfoss Waterfall

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13,339 reviews

We had two guides, Hallur and Ronan. It was because of them that this trip was so enjoyable! The waterfall was majestic and extremely windy. The geysir was tiny but still worth a visit. Then Hallur brought us for some delicious ice cream. It shocks the body to enjoy ice in the cold but the texture was just too good to put down the ice cream. Then, we went snorkelling with Ronan. Right off the bat, he was friendly and most kind. He got to know each one of us personally. He was a diver in the navy so you can rest assured that you're in safe hands! Ronan made the snorkelling experience like a party. We had so much fun. The waters were clear and mesmerizing. And the hot chocolate that comes after was the best thing ever. I was nervous about the cold before, but the cold didn't cross my mind at all while snorkelling. It was an awesome experience. Ronan was amazing too, as he always went out if his way to help us. Amazing trip overall! Highly recommended! The guides should get a raise too ;P

This tour was well worth the money, the guide “God” was amazing and really made this tour what it is, from the humour to the very cool facts about Icelandic history. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

An exceptional tour through a magical landscape delivered by an incredible guide (Oliver)! 5/5, I can’t recommend strongly enough, thanks so much! Dominic, London

Celebrated my 50th bday with my sisters. Mr. Ian was wonderfuk and fun tour guide, very knowledgeable and very nice. Till next time Iceland!

The tour guide was super sweet, funny and informative with the culture of Iceland! Good value for money