The Golden Circle | Sightseeing Day Tour from Reykjavik

Þingvellir means 'Fields of Parliament' in English.
Strokkur erupts routinely every five minutes or so.
A rainbow curves through the mist rising from Gullfoss.
There is a viewing platform over Þingvellir, from which you can walk into Almannagjá gorge.
Þingvellir National Park is roughly forty minutes drive from Reykjavík.
An endless expanse of lava rock covered in verdant moss.

Explore the Golden Circle and see Iceland's most famous natural attractions. This fantastic sightseeing tour should not be missed by those eager to see the beauty of the land of ice and fire.

This tour begins when you are picked up in Reykjavík, by a local guide with years of experience. They possess deep knowledge of the areas you will visit and will provide you with interesting facts and enlightening entertainment along the way. 

You'll then set out on the Golden Circle, to visit the beautiful Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall.

Þingvellir National Park is first and has the honour of being the only UNESCO Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland. The scenery is amazing in all weathers, ever-changing but always beautiful. You'll get a close look at how the tectonic plates that intersect Iceland have drifted apart, and where the first settlers of Iceland founded the world's oldest ongoing parliament in 930 AD.

You'll then continue to the geothermal area in Haukadalur valley, where you'll find the famous Geysir which all other geysers are named after. You'll witness the explosive geyser 'Strokkur', which erupts roughly every 5-10 minutes, reaching over 25 m (80 ft) in height.

From there you'll continue on to the majestic waterfall Gullfoss. This is one of Iceland's most defining features and can be admired from many angles. 

This tour is perfect for those who want to get to know Iceland and the amazing diversity of the country. It includes a stop for lunch at either Geysir or Gullfoss, so either bring a pack with you or buy traditional Icelandic food at the restaurant.

Seeing the Golden Circle is a sure way to make your Iceland adventure an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in Iceland's diverse landscapes. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00

You meet us at the departure location.
Gljúfrabúi base
  • Guided service

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Headwear and gloves

  • Snacks and water

  • Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required.

Good to know:

Note that we make a stop at a restaurant for lunch. You can either have a lunch pack with you or buy lunch at the stop.

1. Pick up/drop off, Hvolsvöllur/Hella area = FREE (Pick up may start up to 30 minutes prior to tour departure*)

2. Pick up/drop off, Selfoss/Vík area = 5.000 ISK pp each way (Pick up starts up to 1 hour prior to tour departure*)

3. Pick up/drop off, Reykjavík = 10.000 ISK pp each way (Pick up starts up to 2 hours prior to tour departure*)

*Please note that it can take us up to 30 minutes to arrive to your location.

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The Golden Circle | Sightseeing Day Tour from Reykjavik

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