Golden Circle and Northern Lights Tour | Audio Guided in 10 Languages

This tour offers an in-bus audio guide in 10 languages!
Strokkur blasts boiling water up to 40 metres into the air every five to ten minutes.
Gullfoss falls in two great tiers into an ancient canyon below.
Þingvellir National Park includes a valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
Þingvellir National Park is Iceland's most important historical site, seen here under stunning auroras.
On this bus tour, each seat is fitted with a hand held tablet device which guides you along the way.
Based on 5 traveller reviews

Come along for two essential Icelandic experiences: sightseeing around the Golden Circle, and hunting for the Northern Lights. This tour should appeal to all those who seek to immerse themselves in Icelandic nature and witness one of the world’s greatest wonders.

You will be picked up from outside your accommodation to board a bus that is part of a brand new fleet and has wifi, a tablet for each guest, and an audio guide which provides commentary in 10 different languages. Of course, there will also be an expert guide on board to help you with any queries.

The first stop is Þingvellir National Park. This is the most important historical site in Iceland, where early settlers founded their first parliament in 930 AD. This parliament continues to this day in Reykjavík, making it the longest-running, ongoing institution of its kind.

Þingvellir is located in the valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Iceland is the only place this rift comes above sea level, and nowhere is it more apparent than here.

The next stop will be the Geysir Geothermal Area in the Haukadalur Valley. This area is renowned for its hot-springs, most notably its two geysers. Geysir itself no longer erupts regularly, but its neighbour Strokkur blasts water up to 40 metres (131 feet) high every five to ten minutes.

Once you have seen it erupt several times, you will move onto the third and final stop of Golden Circle, Gullfoss. This is a magnificent water, falling in two tiers from a height of 32 metres (105 feet) into an ancient canyon. You can witness the majesty of these falls at a viewing platform right beside where the water is dropping.

With the three sights of the Golden Circle complete, you will return to Reykjavík where you'll have a few hours to unwind before you are picked up again for the Northern Lights hunt. 

Throughout September, and on the days this tour is running in April and August, your pick-up starts at 21:30. From October to March, you’ll be picked up an hour earlier.

Once you set off on your Northern Lights hunt, there are no set destinations; your guide will follow the weather online and direct your driver to the spots with the least cloud cover. They are experts at finding the Northern Lights and know all the darkest, most secluded viewing locations.

Watching the auroras descend from the stars is a magical experience. If you want to take some photographs, your guide can help you with the settings of your camera. There will also be tripods on board which you can use to get the best results.

After a three-hour hunt, you will return to your accommodation. If you are not lucky enough to catch the lights, you will get another try for free.

So do not hesitate. Jump aboard for tour that combines two incredible, essential Icelandic experiences. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Apr.
  • Duration: 10,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Hvítá River, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Þingvallavatn, Laugarvatn, Northern Lights, Haukadalur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30 08:30, 09:30, 11:30,

  • Pick-up and drop-off

  • Expert guides

  • Free Wi-Fi & USB access for each seat

  • Audio guide on bus with a variety of available languages (French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish)

  • Tripods for photography

  • Headphones for audio guide (can be bought on board)

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing including hat and gloves

  • Camera

Good to know:

Weather changes in Iceland are swift, so it is best to be prepared for wind, rain or cold weather no matter how sunny it may be at the start of your tour. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, hat and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.


Average rating 4.8 / Number of reviews 5


Nice trip especially the northern light hunting trip! Daniel was the guide for northern light hunting and he was amazing. It was my first time seeing such wonderful magical light and thanks to Daniel he gave me good advice for photo shooting as well. For the golden circle trip, I love the Þingvellir national park the most. Unlike other tour group, we were arranged to walk along the valley which was amazing. We had enough time to see the stunning view and the bus picked us from the other side of the valley so no need to climb up again which we might not be able to do that by self driving. It was Christmas and I really had good time. Thanks Reykjavík Sightseeing! :)

It was a fantastic trip! The video & Audio tools (equipment) provided was so informative and useful, The tour guide Daniel Perez was so friendly, warm, well connected with us, he answers every questions from us, and made our trip very informative and interesting! The Driver Tryggvi Bor (Thor) did such an excellent work driving on the icey and snowy road, he drove with caution, and safely brought us back ! Also thank Alex - our tour guide for the Northern Light, he was working so hard, he stayed outside for 2.5 hours helping each other to pose with the Northern light , what a fantastic group of dedicated employees! Thank all of you!

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