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
  • Attractions: 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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Atty was our tour guide and she was really great and informative. She even brought us all a little Christmas time drink and snack to show us what traditional celebration foods are. She kept everyone on time gently, which isn't easy. We had a great time.
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Our tour guide was amazing and went into a lot of detail to immerse us into understanding Icelandic culture.
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What a wonderful trip! Odin is incredible! He is so charming and so his story-telling is incredible. Also, with this smaller group tour, you feel like you have plenty of quality time at each place. And each place is spectacular! I highly recommend this tour! :)
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I had great time in the golden circle!! The duide was amazing he told us many information about iceland and make my experience unique!! I totally suggest also to all people to have this experience!!! Thank you for this amazing experiance!!
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We only had three days in Iceland and this day trip was well worth the time. Small group, very friendly, funny guide (great job, Odinn! and I hope I spelled your name right!), with a lot of knowledge about the country's history and geology. The weather wasn't optimal, but that didn't diminish our enjoyment of the trip. Definitely worth the money!
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The tour was amazing. There was a lot to see yet we had the perfect amount of time at each stop. The waterfalls were breathtaking.
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Our guide, Gusti, was simply amazing! We received alot of information about places we've visited or simply seen from the minibus. He told us a lot about history, geography or geology and it was nice to see someone so enthuziastic about his homeland. :) He was always helpful and happy to see us enjoying the tour. I highly recommend this tour!
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Baldwin was the most informative, considerate, interesting and witty tour guide we have ever had. The tour was a highlight and definitely exceeded our expectations
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guide was perfect, wish I'd written his name down so I could give him a great review... the views were spectacular, never seen a landscape such as Icelands A second visit is in the works...
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Truly an amazing experience. Our guide, Oskar, was full of insights about the country, Icelandic culture, and all of the sights we were seeing. His genuine love of Iceland was contagious, and we really had such a great trip. The mini-bus was comfortable, in great shape, and easy to get on and off. Plus, its smaller size helped us be more nimble than we would have been in a full sized coach. We gave Oskar full credit for the amazing weather we had, and there were picture postcards views at every stop. It was a day full of wonderful sights, and if you are looking for a great tour out of Reykjavík, this is the one.
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