Reykjavik: Panoramic Helicopter Flight with Summit Landing
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Optional audio guide
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.
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!
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
Depart Reykjavik to experience the geothermal landscapes of Iceland's legendary Golden Circle. See boiling water spout from the earth at the great geysers of Geysir and Strokkur in the Haukadalur Valley. Experience the dramatic cascades of Gullfoss waterfall, fed by the glacial waters of the Hvítá River. Get different views of the impressive water as it plunges into a 32-meter deep crevice. Reconnect with nature in Þingvellir National Park, and discover where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia are pulling apart. Return to Reykjavík for a few hours at leisure before your evening Northern Lights tour. Head back out after dark to look for the dancing lights in the night sky. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the natural phenomenon is caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole.
Circle was really nice. Northern lights was a horror. Go to same place each time. Guides get out and hang out with eachother. Do not work with people and help them look or give help. Dont try a different place if area is dead. Chance of seeing even on a good night 1% with them. Circle trip was awesome as well as guides and bus
Discover the extraordinary sights and natural wonders of Iceland’s geothermal Geysir area, and see active geysers and cascading waterfalls along the way. The tour starts at Geysir where you can see spouting hot springs, including the most active geyser in Iceland Strokkur. Continue across the torrid landscape to Gullfoss, where you can stand next to an amazing waterfall as enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. Spend some time exploring a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park, an area of such historic and geological significance it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Learn about the open-air assembly of Althing and how the landscape was husbanded over 1,000 years. See the dramatic fissures and rifts in the landscape caused by dramatic volcanic activity throughout history...
Despite a rather wet day we had a really good tour. The sights were amazing and our driver was informative and interesting.
Experience Iceland’s Golden Circle on a relaxed 8-hour tour. Following a mid-morning pick-up, you’ll be taken to see the country’s spectacular natural wonders after the morning crowds have already come and gone. In addition, you’ll visit a natural hot spring pool where you can relax in the warm waters, the Viking way. You’ll visit the 3 major attractions on the Golden Circle. First is Thingvellir, site of the world’s first parliament, which met outdoors annually from 930 AD until 1798. Then it’s on to one of Europe’s largest waterfalls and Iceland’s pride, the beautiful Gullfoss. Next, in the geothermal fields of Haukadalur you’ll be able to stand close to the erupting Strokkur geyser. You will also visit the hot spring nature bath which the locals call the Secret Lagoon, because until recently it was known only to few. Top off your Iceland experience with a warm relaxing nature bath....
Celebrated my 50th bday with my sisters. Mr. Ian was wonderfuk and fun tour guide, very knowledgeable and very nice. Till next time Iceland!
A professional guide will accompany you as you visit Iceland’s natural wonders on this 8-hour minibus tour. The Golden Circle route covers a 300km loop from Reykjavík to central Iceland and back. Highlights of the tour include spectacular natural formations, geysers, waterfalls, lakes and more. Visit Thingvellir, a pivotal landmark that connects all the major events in the founding of the Icelandic commonwealth. It’s also the best place on earth to view the North Atlantic divergent ridge. Stop at Fríðheimar farm, owned by the same family since 1995. The family, besides growing tomatoes and cucumbers, are passionate about horses. Enjoy a truly unique experience and meet the Icelandic horses up close on a visit to the stables. You might get a chance to pet them and maybe take a selfie! Lunch (at your own expense) will be held in the greenhouse where you will have the possibility to purc...
The guide was awesome. The sites were stunning. We very much enjoyed all the stops. The farm was delicious and the horses were so interesting. We had some detours on the road due to construction, but we were able to come back to the missed stop later so our time was extended but we didn’t miss anything.
Take a minibus tour of the Golden Circle with a maximum of 18 participants. See natural formations, such as geysers, waterfalls, lakes and more. Visit Thingvellir, a historic landmark and the place where the Icelandic Commonwealth was founded. Take a chance to visit the best place on earth to view the North Atlantic Divergent Ridge. See eruptions of up to 20 meters high at Strokkur, which erupts every 3 to 4 minutes. Pass by the dormant Geysir. Next, view Gullfoss, considered the most beautiful of Iceland’s 30,000 waterfalls. Make a stop for lunch. Then, travel to Kerið, a striking crater lake filled with blue-green water and surrounded by stark black and deep red slopes. End the day at the Blue Lagoon, where you'll enjoy bathing in the relaxing geothermal waters.
Golden Circle plus! There were only about 11 of us in the shuttle. Johannes was an excellent guide: friendly, informative, easygoing, and fun. We visited a crater lake, got to see Icelandic horses show the 5 gaits, toured and ate at a hydroponic greenhouse farm (great food), visited the geysers, walked to the Selfoss waterfall, and visited the national park with the Continental Divide. Some of us went on to the Blue Lagoon for an evening soak. It’s a long day and full of information and beauty. The stops to walk, hike, and take a break from riding were just right for us.
Visit some of Iceland’s most famous sites on this tour, like Þingvellir National Park (English: Thingvellir), where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was established in the year 930. In 2004, Thingvellir National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List and is now one of 800 places in the world that have been honoured by UNESCO. After that, see Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting hot spring area around Geysir and Strokkur. Although this trip is an express tour, experience some of the very best known historical sites and natural phenomena in the country.
Overall great experience!! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and definitely added a great deal to our day! The sites visited were absolutely beautiful and I’m very pleased that we were able To experience them. My only displeasure was that I chose the tour with the higher price because it included hotel pickup. After booking, I was advised that the bus wouldn’t be able to pick up and drop off at my hotel. Instead, I needed to meet at a bus stop to picked up by a bus, then transferred to another bus. Thankfully, it wasn’t a long walk to the pickup/drop off spot, but if I would’ve known beforehand, I would’ve selected the less expensive option that didn’t include hotel collection. Other than this, the tour was wonderful!
Take an afternoon tour of Iceland’s legendary Golden Circle on an 8-hour day trip from Reykjavik. See the best of the southwest, including the spectacular Geysir area, Gullfoss waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park. Following a pick-up from your designated pickup location in central Reykjavik, transfer 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 values in 2004. Pass through Icela...
Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Great service and amazing experience
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3.12.18, in extreme cold and beautiful weather. Flight to the waterfall, over and through the mountains and visit Reykjavik. Along the watercourses, through the small gorges and up the mountain peaks. A very special experience. Greatest helicopter flight with an enthusiastic and helpful pilot (Gislason Gisli). And thanks also to the weather god. AAA
The pilot was super nice and informative!! This is a steal. I would have paid more for this. What an experience. If you’re unsure whether or not to book, you MUST. You won’t regret it. Unbelievable sights.
Really nice pilot and company! They offered us free coffee, tea! Really kindly and smily! Recommanded 110%
If you coming to iceland..it is a very worth to wating four hours experence..