Golden Circle minibus tour | with a few extra stops

Golden Circle minibus tour | with a few extra stops
Gullfoss is called the king of all waterfalls in Iceland for a reason, as well as it's beauty, it is the very namesake of the Golden Circle route since its name translates to Golden Falls.
The geyser Strokkur getting ready to erupt in Haukadalur Valley on the Golden Circle route in Iceland.
Þingvellir National Park clad in the scarlet colours of autumn.
The great Almannagjá Gorge showcases the continental rift in Þingvellir National Park.
Haukadalur in winter is especially stunning since one can see the geothermal powers at hand, as the geysers and mud pools melt away the snow.
Faxi Waterfall is a sight of the Golden Circle that many visitors to Iceland miss out on.

Come along on a minibus tour of the most celebrated sights of Iceland on this Golden Circle excursion, with an added visit to the hidden gems like Faxi Waterfall. This tour is the perfect choice for those wishing to see the best attractions of the land of ice and fire with a small group and experienced guide.

Your adventure begins as you are picked up in Reykjavík City. Get acquainted with the rest of your small group of travellers and your friendly local guide, and prepare to begin the drive through the beautiful countryside of South Iceland.  

The first attraction of the celebrated circle route you shall visit is the continental rift valley and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir National Park. This incredibly scenic valley marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and evidence of this incredible geological phenomenon can be seen all over the park; especially in the visible cracks and fissures that dot a moss-coloured lava field. 

The reason for why Þingvellir is a protected heritage site is that the world’s oldest, still-running parliament was established there in 930 AD. Stand where the chieftains of old once stood as they established the laws of the land and settled bloody family feuds. 

Next up on the agenda is the most popular natural display in the country, the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. Watch as the powerful glacier river Hvítá cascades down two tiers into a dramatic canyon below, all clearly visible from a viewing platform so close to the falls that you can feel the mist from the waterfall on your face. 

Then, you will head onwards to the geothermal valley Haukadalur to witness erupting geysers, bubbling mud pools and sizzling steam vents. Visit the legendary Geysir and watch as its neighbour Strokkur spouts boiling water from the earth high up in the air every few minutes. It goes without saying that you should remember to bring your camera along for all the amazing photo opportunities of your journey. 

After these three essential sights of the Golden Circle, you will be rewarded with a special treat; visiting the waterfall Faxi. Located on the salmon-infested Tungufljót River, these beautiful falls are often overlooked by the big buses. 

Reserve your spot on this personal and extensive minibus tour of the Golden Circle now. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

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

Pickup begins at 8:30 am. 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.

  • English speaking guide

  • Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavík

  • Transportation in a minibus

  • Refreshments

  • Lunch or dinner

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Snacks (there are restaurants on site)

  • Camera

Good to know:

Please note that this tour is weather dependent. It might happen, in the case of extreme weather and unavailable roads, that an activity is cancelled, in which case you will receive a full refund or a voucher to another tour.

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Golden Circle minibus tour | with a few extra stops