The Golden Circle & Reykjavik Sightseeing | See Iceland's most Famous Sites

This great tour offers a combination of the Reykjavik City Sightseeing and Golden Circle Express tours.

On your first tour you will visit various significant places in the capital and its vicinity. Among them are Bessastadir, where the president resides, and Hafnarfjordur town with its old harbour. In Reykjavik you will visit Perlan and from there you'll have an amazing view of the city. You will see Hofdi, where Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met in 1986 (set to be featured in a film starring Michael Douglas), Hallgrimskirkja church, towering over the city from Skolavorduhaed hill, the university campus and the beautiful old center, where your guide will take you on a short walk from the City hall by the lake and to the Parliament building. 

After a short break, you will join the Golden Circle Express tour, leaving at 13:00. This tour takes you to the 'big three' of essential travelling locations in Iceland: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This was also the founding site for Iceland's national parliament, Althingi, now situated in Reykjavik. Of particular interest is the impressive Almannagja canyon, marking the eastern boundary of the North American Plate. 

The next stop is the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland's most famous waterfall, falling down 32 meters to Hvita river. Hvita river itself is highly popular for rafting. The last stop on the circle is Geysir geothermal area, with its hot pools and the hot springs Geysir and Strokkur. The former no longer erupts but the latter is a mighty one and a sight to behold erupting every 4-8 minutes, reaching an average height of 15-20 meters, sometimes as high as 40 meters.

Morning pickups are at 8:30 from your hotel in Reykjavik and bus departures are at 9:00.

Enjoy the many great sights of our capital and the Golden Circle on this excellent combination tour! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Apr.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, South Iceland, Reykjavík, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Hafnarfjörður, Hallgrimskirkja, Perlan, Bessastaðir, Höfði
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:30

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.
  • Guided minibus tour of Reykjavik

  • Guided coach tour of the Golden Circle

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm and weather-appropriate clothing

Good to know:

A small amount of easy walking is required to see the sights

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Guide to Iceland does not add any fees, and as such, can not be liable for any accidents, losses, injuries, damages, delays, expenses due to any action or inaction on the part of the operator, guide or his/her services. As the terms and conditions of each tour operator may vary, please read the terms and conditions of each operator you purchase a tour from.

Iceland excursions terms and conditions
Complimentary pick up service
We offer complimentary pick up service for our passengers 30 to 60 min prior to tour departure at any hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik (please see individual tour descriptions for more details). We reserve the right to alter or change the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.

Change of reservation
It is possible to change a reservation up to 2 hours prior to tour departure free of charge.

Cancellations of tours must go through our office and should be sent at least 24 hours prior tour departure to or fax +354 540 1310. Confirmations of cancellations will be sent back within 24 hours during weekdays. 

Tour departure / Complimentary pick up service / Drop off service
All day tours booked start from our office at Hafnarstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík (Lækjartorg) at the departure time given on your voucher. It is the passengers responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in for their tour and to board the tour bus at the tour departure time written on their voucher. 
We offer a complimentary pick up service for all our day tours. Passengers wanting to take advantage of the complimentary pick up service are requested to wait outside their hotel 30 to 60 minutes prior to tour departure (please see individual tour descriptions for more information) in order to board the pick up bus.
Missing the pick up bus does not entitle to a refund of the price paid for the tour. 

Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.

Passengers with special needs
If you have any special needs or requests you should notify the Iceland Excursions sales department as soon as possible. We always try to fulfill our customers wishes at all times.

It is permitted to have foldable wheelchairs in our coaches without charge. Passengers that are unable to sit in a standard coach seat must advise the company´s office prior to tour departure.

Our fleet at Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland includes coaches of all types and sizes, which are all equipped with safety belts. We have a limited number of Children's Safety Car Seats available. These can be provided on request, free of charge. The safety and comfort of our customers is one of our main goals.

Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather or road conditions. No responsibility is taken for losses or expenses due to delay or changes of flights, injury, damaged, negligence, weather, war or other unforeseeable causes. Seats cannot be guaranteed unless booked at least two hours in advance. The estimated duration of tours as indicated on our website are standard times and can vary according to road or weather conditions. Punctuality is a key objective in Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland operation. However, delays may occur for unforeseen reasons. The company cannot be made responsible for losses that a passenger may face due to delay, regardless whether the loss is direct or indirect.

Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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