Stunning 7-Hour Golden Circle Tour with Transfers from Reykjavik

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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
8 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
None

Description

Discover Iceland’s most famous attractions with a spectacular seven-hour Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Travelers who want to see diverse and breathtaking natural wonders close to the capital should book this tour now.

The Golden Circle driving route is a top choice for first-time visitors to Iceland and those who only have a short while to see the country’s best sites. It covers three natural attractions that are among the country’s most beautiful.

Booking a guided Golden Circle tour allows you to relax and enjoy the scenery without worrying about navigation or driving conditions. You’ll also be able to tap into local knowledge about the area’s hidden gems, and your guide can share fascinating insights about each place you visit.

Your day begins with a pick-up from your Reykjavik meeting point. The three attractions you’ll visit today are Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and the Gullfoss waterfall.

Thingvellir National Park is the closest of the three, just 29 miles (47 kilometers) from Reykjavik. Its beauty, geological significance, and history make it a must-visit attraction.

The landscape at Thingvellir is gorgeous, from its rocky hills to lush greenery, waterfalls, and possibly the most pristine lake water you’ll find worldwide. Take your time to capture photos and immerse yourself in nature as you walk along one of many trails in the park.

Thingvellir’s geology is fascinating. You can walk between two continents because the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly being forced apart here. They separate about 0.8 inches (two centimeters) further annually.

Finally, Thingvellir is important as the founding site of the Althingi parliament in the year 930. Thingvellir is the oldest surviving parliament globally, so a visit to this fascinating place offers visitors a taste of history.

The Geysir geothermal area in the Haukadalur valley is the second of three Golden Circle attractions. Your driver will take you to visit this otherworldly landscape, where you can marvel at steam vents, boiling mud, and erupting geysers.

The area is named after the Great Geysir, which is now dormant. However, you can rest assured you’ll see plenty of action from the Strokkur geyser. It erupts in a massive spray of water every 5-10 minutes, reaching heights of up to 130 feet (40 meters).

The third Golden Circle attraction is Gullfoss, one of the country’s most visited awe-inspiring waterfalls. A walking path makes it easy to get close to this magnificent natural wonder tumbling through a canyon.

The Gullfoss waterfall cascades down a 90-degree bend in the Hvita river and is known for its power and beauty. It’s also known as the “Golden Falls” and inspired the name for the Golden Circle driving route. On sunny days you may see a rainbow in front of the falls, creating a perfect photo opportunity.

After an unforgettable day seeing the country’s top bucket list attractions, your driver will take you back to your Reykjavik accommodation.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see incredible waterfalls, a fantastic geothermal area, and geological wonders by booking this seven-hour Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Guided Golden Circle tour
English-speaking guide
Reykjavik transfers

Activities

Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
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