Unforgettable 8-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
8 hours
English, Icelandic
All year
Minimum age


Visit some of the most beloved attractions in Iceland by joining this private sightseeing tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik. Families and small groups who want to see the natural wonders of the Golden Circle, from waterfalls to geysers, will enjoy the convenience this tour offers.

Your sightseeing tour in the Golden Circle begins in Reykjavik, the beautiful capital city of Iceland. The local tour guide, who will also be your driver, will pick you up from your accommodation or at a designated meeting point in the city center.

The English-speaking guide will be your primary source of information and assistance for the next eight hours. They will tell you the most exciting trivia, stories, and local folklore that will keep you entertained while enjoying the stunning scenery of the Golden Circle.

In addition, since this is a private tour with a maximum of four participants, you'll have plenty of time to explore and photograph each location. Your group can also set the pace with the provision to add more stops if time permits.

The Golden Circle is one of the most visited tourist routes in Iceland. Its impressive natural landscapes dotting the 190-mile (300-kilometer) long road make it an ideal destination for introducing the country's diverse terrain.

First to see is the Thingvellir National Park, 27 miles (47 kilometers) from Reykjavik. The national park is Iceland's first UNESCO World Heritage site because of its unique geological features and rich historical significance to the locals.

While at Thingvellir, you can walk between the rift valley separating the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Other features to see in the national park include the Silfra fissure, Thingvallavatn lake, and the Oxararfoss waterfall.

Next to visit is the Geyser geothermal area in the Haukadalur valley, home to the Great Geysir, which gave all the geysers in the world their name. Although Geysir is dormant nowadays, its neighbor, Strokkur geyser, remains active.

Enjoy the dramatic eruption of Strokkur as it shoots water and steam 66 feet (20 meters) into the air. This natural show happens every five to 10 minutes, so you're sure to witness it multiple times during your trip.

The final and arguably the most beautiful attraction in this area is the Gullfoss waterfall. Also known as the "Golden Falls," this Icelandic waterfall gave the Golden Circle its name.

Gullfoss waterfall is the most famous waterfall out of over 10,000 falls dotting the land of fire and ice. Its beautiful cascade of 105 feet (32 meters) is breathtaking up close, especially on a sunny day when rainbows rise from its waters.

During this trip, you'll make stops to buy food and snacks. Before returning to Reykjavik, you'll also visit the 3,000-year-old Kerid volcanic crater, which highlights a beautiful azure lake to end your sightseeing tour on a high note.

Don't miss this opportunity to see the Gullfoss waterfall and the highlights of the Golden Circle. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfer from Reykjavik
English-speaking guide
Admission prices
Private tour experience (maximum of four participants)


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What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Good outdoor shoes
Snacks and water

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There will be stops and opportunities to buy food and drinks. Alternatively, you can bring food and snacks that you can enjoy at the stops.

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