Minibus Tour to the Golden Circle & Kerid Crater Lake

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Everyone who makes a trip to Iceland must tread the Golden Circle area to enjoy three great wonders of Icelandic nature. We will pick you up in the morning and start driving to this great circle located at the south-east part of the country.

The first stop is the National Park of Þingvellir. It is the most important historical place in the whole country. It is here the Vikings founded their parliament known as Alþingi (the first democratic parliament in the world) in year 930 and assemblies were held at at the park until 1798. 

Þingvellir was converted into a National Park in 1944 and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004, not just because of its historical importance, but also because of its exceptional geographical characteristics. The park is located on the boundary of two continental plates that are drifting apart. This continental drift (the movement of Earth's continental masses) can be seen in the faults and cracks that are in the area. 

The most impressive thing to see is the gigantic crack caused by the separation of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, a fissure no less than 7 kilometres long! And it is getting bigger each year by about 2.5 centimetres.

Our second stop, the Geysir area, is where one of the most amazing phenomena on earth can be witnessed. The word 'geyser' is one of the few words in the English language that has an Icelandic origin. It means a type of thermal spring that erupts in a column of hot water.

Walking towards the centre of the plain, we will see small geysers with their boiling water, and although they are impressive, the best is yet to come. 

The great hot spring Geysir, from which the word derives, is currently asleep but his little brother, Strokkur certainly is not. It is the most impressive thing you can see here. Approximately every 7 minutes this mighty hot spring expels hot water from the bowels of the earth creating a water column that reaches around 20 metres in the air.

Next up is Gullfoss, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland and of the most visited. The water in the river Hvítá travels south from Langjökull glacier before dropping down a 32-metre canyon in two 'steps', creating this beautiful cascade. On a clear day, we might see the impressive glacier Langjökull, Iceland's second largest glacier. 

Our last stop will be Kerið crater lake, one of the most photogenic craters in the world. It was formed in a volcanic eruption about 6,500 years ago. It is located in what is known as Iceland's Western volcanic zone and is one of the several volcanic craters in the area.  

It is believed that Kerið was once a volcano that emptied its magma reserve in an eruption. Once the magma chamber was empty, the cone collapsed. The caldera is approximately 55 meters deep, 170 meters wide and 270 meters long.

Explore Iceland and come along on this fascinating journey!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Jan.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Geysir , Hveragerði , Laugarvatn , Kerið , Gullfoss Waterfall , Thingvellir National Park
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 10:00

  • Pick up

  • Drop off

  • Entrance fee to Kerið

  • WiFi

  • Tour Guide

  • Food or beverages

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good shoes


It was one of my best decisions to do the tour with Guide to Iceland. Our tour guide Carlos, a Costa Rican native of Iceland, was phenomenal. We had a small group of 8 people. Carlos made every attempt to keep us engaged with him and between ourselves. His knowledge of Iceland history and ways of depicting the same with humour and wit was simply impeccable. He managed the time so well that we got some extra time for some additional stops like feeding horses and so on. The bus was well equipped with usb charging facility by each seat. Also, this is one of the few available tours which includes Kerid in the trip. I would strongly recommend this trip.

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