Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Full Day Excursion

Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Full Day Excursion
The geyser Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes.
Coffee and flatbread with smoked lamb—a traditional Icelandic snack.
The Icelandic horse is a friendly and warm animal.
The Geysir geothermal area is as stunning in winter as it is in summer.
Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most iconic natural features, cloaked in winter attire.
The geyser Strokkur preparing to erupt.
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Hop on board a minibus for the essential Iceland experience: a tour of The Golden Circle. This journey will take you on a ride to Iceland’s most famous attractions, without the rush and hassle of the big buses.

This tour is for those who wants to immerse themselves in Icelandic culture; you will not only see main sights, you will also get to know Icelandic music and cuisine.

The tour starts in the morning when you are picked up by a small but comfortable minibus. You’ll then be driven to the south of Iceland to a little, hidden treasure called Faxi waterfall. Nestled in a quiet spot, not visible from the main road, Faxi is a low but wide waterfall, named after the mane of the Icelandic horse.

From the little Faxi, you’ll head towards the enormous and mighty Gullfoss. The glacial river Hvítá takes a dramatic 32-metre plunge into a canyon, creating this stunning and beautiful waterfall, one of Iceland’s most iconic attractions.

Next, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area. Located in Haukadalur valley, the ‘Great Geysir’ is a hot spring that’s been active for approximately 10,000 years.

Although Geysir is now mostly dormant, nearby is another geyser called Strokkur, which spouts water 10-15 metres up in the air every 10 minutes or so, giving you plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect photo.

The last part of the Golden Circle is the Þingvellir national park, a place of great historical and geographical significance. Þingvellir is where Iceland’s parliament, the Alþingi, was founded in the year 930, making it the oldest running parliament in the world. It is also a place where two tectonic plates are drifting apart, which can be seen in the cracks and rock fractions which traverse the region.

Along the way, your tour guide will not only tell you everything about the places you'll be visiting, he will also introduce you to Icelandic culture through music and give you samples of traditional Icelandic food and beverages.

You’ll listen to some of Iceland’s best musicians while travelling the Golden Circle. If you like the music, you’ll be able to find it right away on Spotify with the free wifi on board the minibus. This way you can relive the experience when you get back home.

Don’t miss out on a unique and first-hand introduction to Iceland through this fascinating day tour! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Faxi
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Pick up starts at 08:00 am but you might have to wait 15-20 minutes, but be ready outside at 08:00. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • 8 hour English guided tour

  • Sample of Icelandic music

  • Free WiFi on board

  • Taste of traditional Icelandic food

  • A lot of fun

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

Good to know:

Lunch is not provided but there will be a lunch break. You'll be able to buy lunch in restaurants in the area if you haven't brought your own.

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Everything is great.,
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This was a great day tour. Odin is a knowledgable and entertaining guide. Geysir and the waterfalls were amazing. We booked through Guide to Iceland but a local tour operator, Our Day Tours ran the trip. Our voucher from Guide to Iceland said we'd be picked up at our apartment but that was wrong. Check the pickup details yourself and don 't trust the email. Luckily someone realised they hadnt given us a pickup point and picked us up in a car and took us to meet the bus. Apart from that little glitch it was a fantastic day. Highly recommended.
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We had a very excellent tour guide (one of the brothers) Very funny stories, extra stops and even a treat at the end of the tour. Nice that he played tunes from iceland highly recommend Your Tour Day and tour guide
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AEver was the best tour guide ever! The tour itself was amazing but it wouldn't be the same without his "useless facts" and personal stories. I really liked the musical selection and Icelandic snacks. My highlights of this tour were the Gullfoss waterfall and Geyser. We had the chance to visit a farm and hangout with the cutest horses and sheep. I already recommeded Your Day Tours to all my friends!
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Our guide, Garpur, was so great! A real hoot and friendly and funny guy. He was very informative and was open to any questions you had. Felt very safe and welcome with him. The rest of the group we toured with was great as well. We were on time and that gave us a chance to visit the horses and sheep, which was lovely. The sights were spectacular, the weather held off from the expected rain, for the most part, and it was just an all around success of a day. Very very pleased. Thank you!!
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Best time ever, I would 1000000% reccomend this tour to anyone and everyone, the sights you see with barely any crowding, you'll love it!!
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It was a great experience. Guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
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We had an amazing trip two weeks ago on the first day of the Icelandic summer with Almar as our tour guide. The sun shone, the commentary was fun and very informative and we had a truly enjoyable day. Being on a smaller bus with 14 people on board was much better than being on a large coach and I would highly recommend this tour. It is possible to visit places not accessible to a large bus and we got to meet the gorgeous, friendly Icelandic horses as well as visit a farm to have ice cream. Really great.
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Gusti, our guide, was very personable. He had a good sense of humor and told us great stories. I enjoyed traveling in a opposed to a big bus, because the driver came directly to my guesthouse and the ride was peaceful. Highly recommended!
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Our guide was great and we loved the Icelandicc playlist on the minibus. It was a great day!
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